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A Fine Free Future is Here!

Starting January 1, 2020 the Kaukauna Public Library will be fine free!!! This means no more ten cent per item, per day charges! Stop in and we will wipe your fines as long as you are a Kaukauna card holding patron! While this does not apply to billed items, the Library wants you to have an account in good standing. If you have old billed items but are scared to bring them in because of the late fines, bring them in now and we will clear your account! Have billed items on your account and still can't find them? Please come in- we want to work with you to get your account in good standing! We are really nice- promise! 



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NEA Big Read: 2020 Fox Cities Reads Selection

The NEA Big Read: 2020 Fox Cities Reads title is The Late Homecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. Kao Kalia Yang was born in a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand and moved when she was six with her family to St. Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest concentration of Hmong in the country. They began their life in the U.S. living on welfare in public housing until her parents took on multiple jobs to feed their family. To fill her time, especially during the long winters and because she couldn't afford to attend movies or concerts, Yang would read. While she loved books like the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Yang recalls asking the librarian for books about people like her. "She gave me a book about the Chinese, the Japanese, the Vietnamese, but she couldn't give me a book about Hmong kids." That was one of her first callings to write, which was easier for her than speaking English. Yang will be speaking in the Fox Cities April 16 & 17, 2020. Click here for more information on Kao Kalia Yang and the Fox Cities Book Festival.  

Stories at Dodge

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Why should kids have all the fun? Meet us at 313 Dodge for "storytime" just for grownups. Kaukauna Public Library staff will share some of our favorite short stories and essays. Listen while enjoying drinks or dinner available for purchase, crafted by the creative 313 Dodge staff. 

Held at 313 Dodge (313 Dodge St, Kaukauna, WI 54130). Note: stories may include adult content. Listener discretion is advised.

Eagle Days Storytime

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join us for a fun storytime during Eagle Days! Listen to stories about bald eagles and raptors.

Raptor Rehab: The Trials and Tribulations of Protecting American Bald Eagles and other Raptors

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Wildlife rehabilitators from Wildlife of Wisconsin (WOW) will teach us about some of the common threats to our area raptors, meet and hear stories about some of WOW’s educational raptors as well as learn how rehabilitators and even you can protect the magnificent animals yourself