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In-person events canceled. Keep reading for Virtual Library Program details.

The Kaukauna Public Library reopened for computer use, holds pickup, and intentional browsing with a reduced capacity.  Visitors are reminded that face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, and will be required to enter the building and during their entire visit. Please be aware that the play area, study rooms, meeting space, and local history room are still unavailable.Check current capacity herehttps://app.safespace.io/api/display/live-occupancy/d17a769b?view=icon

 

Library staff are happy to be able to safely welcome patrons into the building. Visitors are reminded that face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, and will be required to enter the building and during their entire visit.  A face covering does not include face shields, mesh masks, masks with holes or openings, or masks with vents. The Library asks that visits be intentional, sending a limited number of household members into the building whenever possible.  No appointments are required to visit, but the building is opened with a limited capacity.  You can check current capacity before your visit online, from the Library’s Facebook page or website (kaukaunalibrary.org).  The TV screens in the Library lobby will also indicate current capacity levels. Please be aware that the play area, study rooms, meeting space, and local history room are still unavailable. 

 

Those that are not comfortable visiting in person, or who are unable to wear a face covering are encouraged to continuing using curbside service. Curbside pickup and service is available Monday-Thursday, 10am-11am and 4pm-6pm, and Friday 10am-11am and 3pm-5pm. No curbside will be available on Saturdays. Schedule curbside pickup on the Library’s website calendar or by calling 920-766-6340 x2 during regular business hours.

Meeting room and study room use will not be available during this phase of opening. The Local History room will also be closed to the public.  The children’s department Preschool Play Area and other play spaces and activities will not be available. Please note that food and drink are not welcome at the library during this time. Limited tables are available for individual study use, though the library asks that visits be kept as brief as possible to allow all those wishing to use the library availability.  WiFi continues to be available outside the library in the garden and can be accessed from a vehicle by parking in the spots closest to the Interactive Learning Garden entrance. Storytime and other programs and events remain virtual only at this time. Continue to find weekly events on the Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

During the building closure the Kaukauna Public Library continued to provide nearly every service it offers through their curbside model, including item pickup, copy/fax services, and computer use. In 2020 the Kaukauna Public Library offered 325 virtual programs, served 6,550 individuals and families through curbside pickup, and with the help of community partners and volunteers, distributed over 9,800 pounds of food through their Little Free Pantry and pop-up pantry events.

Curbside Service is available Monday-Thursday, 10AM-11AM and 4PM-6PM, and Friday, 10AM-11AM and 3PM-5PM.

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.

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 operating hours M-TH 9a-8p, F 9a-5p, and Saturday 9a-1p.

Where is the pantry? In the main library lobby on a shelf. 

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# 

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