What's Happening

Register for Curbside Pickup

Step 1: Click on the calendar tab: http://kaukaunalibrary.evanced.info/signup

Step 2: Select the available date/time you would like curbside pickup.

Step 3: Click on that date and time and scroll down until you  see "View More."

Step 4: Click on "View More" and it will take you to the registration page.  Complete the form with the requested information

Notes: You can continue to place holds through InfoSoup.org. After you receive notice your items are ready to pick up, schedule a curbside pickup.

20 for 21: Winter Reading Challenge

Read 20 minutes per day for 21 days!

Request a reading log for everyone in your household for curbside pickup, print one at home using the PDF below, or signup to participate through the online Beanstack platform.

HOW IT WORKS (printed reading log):

  • Color in one box for each day that you read, or are read to, for 20 minutes or more (books, magazines, newspapers, or audiobooks).
  • When you've finished 21 days you'll earn a reward.
  • Contact the library to collect your reward.
  • Keep reading to earn up to 3 rewards (one for every 21 days).
  • Open to all ages. Only ONE reading sheet per person.

TO COLLECT YOUR REWARDS:

  • Kids & Teens (birth-12th grade) - request your reward (a surprise book or prize) for curbside pickup.
  • Adults - complete the adult prize entry slip and drop it off at the library or mail in by March 31 to enter to win a Heart of the Valley Chamber Bucks gift card.
     

GO PAPERLESS! Participate through our online program Beanstack:

  • Visit KaukaunaLibrary.Beanstack.org and create an account. If you already have an account, just register for the 20 for 21 challenge.
  • OR download the Beanstack app on your mobile device.
  • Each day that you read 20 minutes or more, mark off one Activity Badge as complete.
  • Kids and Teens - Beanstack will keep track of earned rewards for you. Just contact the library to schedule pickup of your prizes and books!
  • Adults - Enter your tickets on Beanstack to be entered in the gift card drawing. No need to complete a paper entry slip!

 

Little Free Pantry Information

Who is the pantry for? Anyone struggling to put food on their table may take from the pantry. No tickets, passes, coupons, necessary. Please choose kind and only take stock if you are truly in need of food.

When is the pantry open? The pantry is open during library hours M-TH 9a-8p and F 9a-5p.

Where is the pantry? As the weather is getting colder, the pantry has been moved into the library lobby instead of outside on carts. The main doors are open for this purpose.

What is in the pantry? Most of the time only non-perishable staples. It is completely donation based, so supply is uncertain.

What is with the big restocks with bread, fruits, and vegetables we see online? Oshkosh Area Community Pantry has been kind enough to give us their surplus and community member Jason Lipsky has been kind enough to drive it up to us. We don't know when we will get surplus or what time it will arrive, so there is no set schedule. We post on our Facebook page when the restocks occur.

Can I donate to the pantry? Yes! We accept donations of non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and baby feeding/diapering supplies. We do not accept or condone the donation of expired food. It is unsafe for consumption and we throw it out. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the pantry by cash or check (to Kaukauna Public Library), simply write it is for the pantry on the outside of the envelope and stuff it through the outdoor book drop and library staff will purchase what is most in need. Monetary donations are tax deductible.

What if I need more help than this? Call 211! https://www.unitedway.org/our-impact/featured-programs/2-1-1# 

Computer Now Available in Lobby

The Kaukauna Public Library continues to work hard to bring essential services to our community members.  While the library remains closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are happy to share that we have found a way to bring computers into our building lobby for individual, independent use. Two computers are available in the library lobby during regular business hours. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please reserve computer use for those seeking employment, education, or other essential service needs. Staff will not be available to provide assistance in person.

 

The library building remains closed to the public. The lobby will only be open to the person using the computer during that designated appointment time.

 

By making an appointment you agree and understand that:

  • Staff will not be available to provide help in person. Help documents are printed by the computer. By making an appointment you understand that you must have basic computer knowledge to complete your task without staff support.
     
  • Your reservation will expire if you are not logged in within 10 minutes of your appointment start time.
     
  • Computer use is available for 1 hour. Sessions cannot be extended.
     
  • Printing is available for a fee. Exact change only, 10 cents per page (B&W), 25 cents per page color)

 

To make a reservation with your library card use the link below. Put in your library card number and PIN (default is birthday formatted MMDDYY) then click Submit. Select Future Booking, then Kaukauna, then KAU Internet Access. Choose the date/time you would like to use the computer. 

 

Click here: http://mypc.infosoup.org/easybooking

 

If you do not have a library card, do not remember your PIN, or to make an appointment with library staff, call 766-6340 x2 during library hours.

 

Fox Cities Reads 2021

george.jpgThe 2021 Fox Cities Reads title is George by Alex Gino. 

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy.

With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

George is a Scholastic Gold Book and has won the Children's Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Children's Choice Book Awards. Place a hold on your copy today!