The Kaukauna Public Library reopened for computer use, holds pickup, and intentional browsing with a reduced capacity. Visitors are reminded that face coverings are optional. Check current capacity here: https://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.