Kids & Families

Grab an early literacy calendar each month, do three activities each week, bring your calendar back at the end of the month and get a prize for doing the activities.  Monthly calendars will be available starting January 1st, 2014 at the Youth Services Desk.

The Kaukauna Public Library offers four summer reading programs: preschool (ages 0-4), school-age (grades K-5), teen (grade 6-12) and adult, which run from June 12th-August 14th. Youth receive reading logs with weekly activities that promote reading, writing, art, math and science. Completed activities earn prizes and entries into drawings.  Registration for youth programs is no longer necessary and reading logs can be picked up at the Library starting May 22nd.  Grand prize drawings for youth that finish the program include a giant stuff animal (preschool), stunt marble maze set (school-age) and an Arduino robot (teen).  Registration for the adult reading program begins on May 22nd.  Adults simply write down what they read (books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines) on drawing slips for entry into weekly prize drawings and the grand prize drawing for an Amazon Tap.

Help your young child be a reading star and sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.  It's never too early to start reading!  This free program runs year round, so you can read at your own pace.  Children receive a prize for each 100 books you share together!  Sign up for the program at the Youth Services desk.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us for a drop-in craft activity all day on Mondays in the summer (no art project on 7/3/17). Take the project home or work on it at the Library! The art activity will be located in the youth services area of the Library.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:00am

Join us for a storytime for ages 0-4.  We will share stories, sing songs and participate in musical movement.  No class 7/5/17. Meets in the Conference Room.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for a storytime specifically desgined especially for prewalkers. Prewalkers only, but siblings are always welcome. We will share stories, tickle, rhyme, and sing with baby.  After storytime, we will have a short 15 minute social play time. Meets in Conference Room.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a short evening storytime with lengthy creative play after. For ages 0-4. Meets in the Conference Room.

  

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come and color an intricate origami design and then fold it. Supplies will be out until 7:30p.  Intended for school-age children. Some origami is difficult to fold so adult supervision may be necessary. Meets in the Conference Room.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for outdoor movies!  Activities for families begin at 7:00p and movies start at sunset (estimated times below).  Bring blankets for the hill or lawn chairs for the parking lot, space courtesy of Stadtmueller and Associates. Outside food and drink are welcome, but Carnival Time will be there for all your popcorn, soda/water and cotton candy needs! Ghost Town Fitness will be providing fun active activities before the movie.  Sorry, but pets are not welcome at the event.       

July 10 Sing (PG; 1 hour 48 minutes) Estimated sunset is 8:38p  Join us for a petting zoo at 7p!

July 24 Finding Dory (PG; 1 hour 37 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:27p Join us for some bubble fun at 7p! 

August 7 The Secret Life of Pets (PG; 1 hour 27 minutes) Estimated sunset 8:11p Join us in meeting some therapy dogs at 7p!

August 21 Trolls (PG; 1 hour 32 minutes) Estimated sunset 7:50p Costume contest, so wear your troll-wear!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come try out our new Nintendo Switch.  For school-age children.  Program held in the Conference Room.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Join us for a fun toddler dance party! We will be dancing and sharing singalong stories. A short craft activity to follow. Intended for preschool age children however siblings are welcome. Meets in the Conference Room.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us during the break at the Kaukauna Municipal Pool for a special craft activity!  

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Nature's Niche LLC will be visiting with many reptiles and amphibians for you to learn about and touch!  Those interested in touching the animals will be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the event.  The event is best suited for school age youth and up.  No registration necessary.  Program held in Conference ABC.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Nature's Niche LLC will be visiting with many reptiles and amphibians for you to learn about and touch!  Those interested in touching the animals will be asked to use hand sanitzer before entering the event.  The event is best suited for school age youth and up.  No registration necessary.  Program held in Conference ABC.

Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p

Come "hack" apart AV equipment, electronics, and appliances to see what's inside! For 4th grade and up. Meets in the Conference Room.

Upcoming
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come decorate a bag or pillow case with fabric markers and stencils. Supplies will be out until 2:30p. Intended for school age children.  Meets in the Conference Room. Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.  

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Even though they are often feared, bats are an important part of the ecosystem.  This program will focus on the benefits of bats, what threats they face, and what we can do to help bats.  A story and an educational activity will be followed by a hike around 1000 Islands* to look for bats in the wild.  Please be prepared for hiking in the dark.  This program is best suited for youth in grades two and up. Program held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for an hour of coding activities.  Activities may range from coding board games, robotics, legos and Ipads with Osmos.  For grades three and up. Meets in the Conference Room.   

Groups of ten or more, please register with the Programming Librarian (ashleyt@kaukauna-wi.org or 766-6340 ext. 8) prior to attending.

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