Teens

Our youth summer reading programs are easy and free! You don't need a library card, you don't need to check anything out and you don't even have to register! Work at your own pace too! Super busy this summer- do summer reading program on the go and stop in on the last day and still get all your prizes and get into the prize drawings. Activity logs will be available starting May 13th. If the child in your life attends school in Kaukauna, they will be bringing an activity log home. You don't have to live in Kaukauna to participate though- anyone can participate! Our learners will recieve nine prizes total if they complete all their learning assignments! Prizes include toys, brand new books, and coupons for free food! Adults, we have a program for you too! It's important that the youth in your life see you reading this summer too! Youth programs runs 6/10-8/22; adult program runs 6/10-8/9.

Preschool Program: Desgined for infants through age four. Learning activities focus on basic concepts. Prize drawings include: Melissa & Doug Magnetic Calendar (Week One Drawing), Melissa & Doug Xylophone (Bonus Activity Drawing), and a Learning Resources Building Set (Grand Prize).

School Age Program: Designed for kindergarten to students going into fifth grade in the fall. Activities include reading, writing, science, math, drawing, and volunteering. Prize drawings include: Slime Kit (Week One Drawing), Glow in the Dark Crystal Growing Kit (Bonus Activity Drawing), and a Telescope (Grand Prize Drawing).

Teen Program: Designed for teens in grade six through twleve. Activities also include reading, writing, science, math, drawing, and volunteering. Prizes include: Potato Alarm Clock (Wek One Drawing), Glow in the Dark Slime Kit (Bonus Activity Drawing), and Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Grand Prize Drawing).

Adult Program: Designed for anyone over the age of eighteen. Registration is necessary for this program. Once you are registered, track anything you read or the audiobooks you listen to for your chance to win! Each week we pull a winner for a local gift card. At the end of the program, we pull the grand prize winner. The grand prize drawing this year is for a pair of Binoculars!  

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for critiquing and writing sessions as a group! Meets in the Conference AB with novelist extraordinaire Sarah Read guiding the way.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

KASD is not able to offer the Summer Feeding Program again this summer. However, the Library has received donations from the following supporters to offer a free lunch to hungry youth under the age of 18 every Wednesday during the summer, June 12- August 28. Similar to the Summer Feeding Program, the food is for youth only and must be eaten in the library. Families in need are also encouraged to utilize our Little Free Pantry located in the corner of the adult nonfiction collection. Fresh produce from our Flex Farm will also be in the pantry during harvest times. Our amazing donors for this program include: Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Heirloom Kitchen, The Fischer Family, The Driessen Family, Stone Ridge Piggly Wiggly and Unison Credit Union.

Summer Feeding will be held the following dates:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month for some adventure on the Library’s own Minecraft server! Work together or on your own creations. For 3rd grade and up.  Registration required. Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil manner while playing in the game world.  Parents/Guardians are required to stay in the room for the duration of the program.  Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab.

To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 2/8
  • March registration date:3/8
  • April registraiton date: 4/12
  • May registration date: 5/10

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn to be a spy. Prospective spies will need to complete spy training by participating in activities in order to become an honorary spy and receive an official code name. Held in Conference Room ABC.

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Do you love board games? Come try some different family friendly board games at the library. Bring your family or friends to play a handful of board games.  This program is best for anyone who loves to play board games. Program will be held in conference room ABC.

When you finish playing board games, join us outside for our Outdoor Movie Night!

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us at 7pm for a Petting Zoo courtesy of Cavenaugh Carriages!  The July movie is Mary Poppins Returns rated PG with a runtime of 2h20min.  Estimated sunset is at 8:21pm.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Based off the MTV television program, Silent Library, teens will be placed in teams to compete in wacky and weird challenges. The main goal is to complete these challenges with complete silence. Held in Conference Room ABC.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45pm

Not all pizza is created equal. Some just really do taste better than others. Teens, stop in and help us to rank the best pizza in the area. We will be ordering from multiple locations and you will be the judge!

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Students in grades 5 and up can participate in our new Roblox Club! Please note that the library has an expectation that patrons conduct themselves in a civil and respectful manner while playing in the game world.Those that conduct themselves inappropriately while playing may be asked to leave the program after one warning. Meets in Tween/Teen Computer Lab. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).

Registration Dates: 

  • February registration date: 1/25
  • March registration date: 2/22
  • April registraiton date: 3/29
  • May registration date: 4/26

No registration necessary in June, July or August. 

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us at 7pm for STEM activities. The August movie is "Wonder Park" rated PG with a runtime of 1h25m.  Estimated sunset is at 8:02pm.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come read some fantastic YA fiction, discuss it with friends, vote on your favorites, and help make sure the library is stocking your favorite titles and authors!  We'll choose books as a group and have a seasonal party to celebrate our Reader's Choice Award winner. There will be snacks!

The votes are in!  June selection:  A Wrinkle in Time-Madeleine L'Engle

July selection:  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

August selection:  August is Holes by Louis Sachar

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us one Thursday of each month for Lego Lab.  Each month we will feature a different building activity.  Each activity will include a brief presentation on the featured construction tied to STEM.  Themes may include: patterns, inventions, bridges, robots, homes, animals and more!  For students in grades K-5. Meets in Conference ABC.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Participants will play the game to see if they are smarter than a 5th grader. Held in Conference Room ABC.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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. Class will meet in the Board Room in April.   

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

A family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year old to be home alone safely. Parents and their children must attend together. Registration required; begins 8/14 at 9am.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a night of sharing creative work! Drop in and sign up for a ten-minute time slot at the door. There will be tea and coffee provided, as well as encouragement and camaraderie. Please plan your material so that it does not exceed ten minutes, and keep all material PG-13. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Back to School! Join us for our first Teen Tuesday of the new school year!

We'll be making photo frames and magnets to use inside your locker or at home.

Teen Tuesday programs are open to teens in grade 5+.

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