Good Vision is Essential to Successful Learning
Children learn from visual stimuli and if their vision is impaired their educational success can be jeopardized. That is why it is important that children be checked on a yearly basis for proper vision.
The Kaukauna Library in conjunction with the Kaukauna Lioness Club, will be offering FREE vision screenings to any children ages three and up. Screenings will take place at the Kaukauna Library on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Friday, February 23 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 6th from 1:00-3:00p.
Children do not need to register ahead of time and screening will only take about 30 seconds per child. Before the screening, a parent must be present to sign a permission slip. If a child’s parent will not be present, they should bring along written permission signed by the parent.
The Kaukauna Lioness Club will be using a special piece of equipment called the SPOT Camera. The procedure used is much like taking a photograph of the child and the process will detect things such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, lazy eye, and other conditions that could be improved with the use of eyeglasses. It will not detect things typically found in older adults like macular degeneration and cataracts.
If a child shows out of range vision, he/she will be given a printout from the camera with the summary of their eye condition and a recommendation to set up an appointment with an eye care professional of their choice.
Fox Cities Reads 2018 is Salt to the Sea
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys has been selected as the 2018 communty read title. Salt to the Sea takes place in 1945 during World War II. The war is drawing to a close in East Prussia and refugees are desperate to make it out. The story is told in alternating points of view, among them, Joana, Emilia, Florian and Alfred, whose paths are forced together on their route to the ship that they hope, will provide them with the freedom they deserve. Readers follow the characters as they struggle to their goal, the Wilhelm Gustloff, which is not the salvation that they had hoped it to be. The Wilhelm Gustloff proves to be the greatest maritime disaster, something that history has forgotten.
Ruta Sepetys will be presenting at four locations around the Fox Valley. The public is encouraged to attend her presentation at Kaukauna High School on Thursday, April 12th at 12:45p and at Appleton North High School that evening at 6:30p. Ruta Sepetys will also be presenting at Appleton Public Library on Friday, April 13th at 10:00a. Thomas A. Lyons Fine Books and The Reader’s Loft will be selling copies of her books at the presentations and Ms. Sepetys will be signing books after. Neenah High School students will also be learning from Ms. Sepetys; however their presentation is for students only and not open to the public. The Fox Cities Reads is a Fox Cities Book Festival community read in partnership with Fox Valley public libraries. For more information on events, please visit the Fox Cities Book Festival website.