On August 31st, the Kaukauna Public Library was notified that it received requested grant funds from Best Buy for the Hour of Code program. According to Best Buy Community Relations, “Technology know-how is crucial for young people preparing to enter the job market for the first time. We open the door to opportunity with technology training and tools that transform underserved teens from consumers to creators – a new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.”

The Library requested grant funds for the purchase of additional iPads and tablets for the new Hour of Code program the Library is offering to students. The Hour of Code program is a perfect fit for the Best Buy Community Grants Program, which “ignites teen potential through technology” because the program focuses on learning new technology including coding, robotics, animation, and game design. 

Hour of Code runs at the Library during the school year on the first Thursday of the month, running 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7 this year from 6:30-7:30p. Participants in grades three and up can expect to work on different projects during the program including coding with Osmos, robotics including Ozobots, learning animation and app building and more! Best Buy is “committed to giving underserved youth hands-on access to the tech education and tools they need to be successful in school and in their future careers.” As such, this new partnership gives the Library funding necessary to continue to have access to the technology required to help teach patrons of all ages about the importance of technological literacy.

Fourth Thursday of the Month at 4:00pm

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.

Registration Dates:

  • September date registration begins Sept 14
  • October date registration begins Oct 12
  • November date registration begins Nov 2
  • December date registration begins Dec 14
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursdays at 3:30pm

Join us each Thursday after school for a craft, gaming, or activity! Program held in the Youth Department or Conference Room.

Sept 14 - Candy Sushi
Sept 21 - Nintendo Switch Gaming
Sept 28 - Papertoy Glowbots
Oct 5 - Shrinky Dinks
Oct 12 - Nintendo Switch Gaming
Oct 19 - Marshmallow Monsters
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 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.   


Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p

Come "hack" apart AV equipment, electronics, and appliances to see what's inside! For 4th grade and up. Meets in the Conference Room.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale.  Items range between 25 cents and $1.00 and benefit the Friends. Donations greatly appreciated.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Support the Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library by shopping our book sale. Fill a bag for just $1 today! Donations greatly appreciated.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Give the Library a gift! The Library will have displays of books for you to purchase in honor/memory of loved ones to go in our Library collections for our community to check out. We will have a wide range of items (prices range from $5.99-$35) which will be nameplated in front of you to go into the collection. Enjoy refreshments and a looping presentation in the Conference Room during your visit. All items purchased for the Library that day are subject to regular collection management policy. Event courtesy of The Friends of the Kaukauna Public Library.  This event is open to anyone that loves to support their local Library!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come make some fabulous upcycled holiday crafts and gifts using recycled materials. Event being held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.* 

Read on Wisconsin began as a book club by Wisconsin First Lady, Jessica Doyle, in 2004.  In 2011, the Children’s Cooperative Book Center, at UW-Madison, took over administering the program.  Read On Wisconsin has been about connecting kids and teens with terrific books, and encouraging them to think and to talk about what they are reading, or what is being read to them.

Read the selected 2017-2018 books for your age level, answer the question for each book that you read and redeem your sheet to receive a prize for each book you share/read!  Read the designated amount for your level and earn a free book!  Redemption begins on September 5th and runs through December 30th. You must have your sheet with you to collect prizes.  You do not have to stay in your age category and can do multiple sheets if you so choose.  Reading logs are available in the youth room.