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!  

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come and join us as we learn about the important role of Conservation Wardens in keeping our parks and enviroments safe and healthy! A Conservation Warden from High Cliff State Park will be our special guest presenter during this class.

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for the weather as we may be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Registration required and begins 9/2. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

  • Get to Know a Naturalist: Johnny Appleseed - October 22. Registration begins 10/8.
  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: High Cliff State Park - November 19. Registration begins 11/5.
  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: Devil's Lake State Park - December 17. Registration begins 12/3.
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In conjunction with Homeschool Art Around the World, students will learn about important figures and mythological creatures from every corner of the globe. Registration for both classes is not mandatory but encouraged, as they will complement each other.

Registration required and begins 8/30 with classes starting on 9/20. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). This class is intended for grades first and up. Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 10/4,11/1, and 11/29.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Homeschoolers come in for a weekly art lesson will focus on one part of the world each week.

This homeschool art class is sure to enhance your current arts curriculum. Each week we will journey to a new place and experience hands on activities that will offer students a chance to put their own spin on art from around the world. After getting a brief glimpse into each country we will we will create our own work of art inspired by that style. This class is best for students first grade and up with parents present.

Registration required and begins 8/30. Classes begin 9/20. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk).Since this class builds upon itself, participants that miss more than three classes may be dropped from the class and a family on the wait list will be invited in.

Class will be held in Conference Room ABC. Please note that there will be no class on 10/4, 11/1, & 11/29.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 25, 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.

Art After School is now part of our Teen Tuesday programming. It will be held in the conference room once a month. Class designed for students in grades 6 and up. Sign up at the front desk starting two weeks before each event.

September 10 - Beginning Painting - Registration begins 8/27.

October 1 - Beginning Watercolor - Registration begins 9/17.

November 12 - Colored Pencil Drawing - Registration begins 10/29.

December 10 - Oil Pastel Poinsettia - Registration begins 11/26.

Upcoming
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

It's a No School Day! Spend it with us at our  a 1v1 switch tournament!   The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under.  3 stock tournament.  Best of 1 if high registration otherwise best of 3. 

Early registration starting 9/20 is recommended, but not required. Call or stop in to sign up.

Prizes:

2 Amiibos yet to be announced

First place gets to choose one Amiibo, second place get the other!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 10, 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, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come play Minecraft and make Minecraft-inspired crafts.

Open to 3rd grade and up. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 19, 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.  October class meets in Youth Services area. All other days meet in Conference ABC.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Presented by Kaukauna Police Department's School Resource Officer Matt Kohl. 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 now open.  To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Program will be held in conference room ABC.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30pm

Let's get to know this American pioneer/nurseryman - a true hero of American folklore!

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for the weather as we may be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Registration required and begins 10/8. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: High Cliff State Park - November 19. Registration begins 11/5.
  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: Devil's Lake State Park - December 17. Registration begins 12/3.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Starting September 3th, the Library will be collecting donations of gently used, clean coats and snow pants for kids and adults. We are also accepting brand new hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves for those in need. We are looking for items for all ages, including infant winter snowsuits through adult size coats and snow pants. On the day of the event, families in need are encouraged to attend and fit their children with appropriate winter gear anytime between 9:00a-1:00p or until supplies run out.

 

The event is dependent on donations.  Will be held in conference room ABC.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bring your own ukulele and jam with us! Library staff member Betsy will be on hand to answer questions and play along. Whether you're just getting started or a ukulele pro, don't miss this fun and casual music event!

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

It's a No School Day! Spend it with us at our  a 1v1 switch tournament!   The library has switches, but you may bring your own controller if you prefer.  Ages 18 and under.  3 stock tournament.  Best of 1 if low registration otherwise best of 3. 

Early registration starting 10/18 is recommended, but not required. Call or stop in to sign up.

First place winner takes home an Amiibo!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come and join us as we learn about this awesome state park that's right in our back yard! We'll learn about its history, trails, wildlife and much more!!!

This class is intended for school-age students and up. Please dress for the weather as we may be spending time outdoors. Class will be held at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center.

Registration required and begins 11/5. To register, stop by the service desk or call 766-6340 (press for service desk). Registration is only for this specific class. To participate in other classes in this series, please register when our registration dates open.

  • Get to Know Our Wisconsin State Parks: Devil's Lake State Park - December 17. Registration begins 12/3.

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