Community

Artist-in-Residence, Stephanie LH Harvey

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The library is excited to introduce our Artist-in-Residence, Stephanie LH Harvey! Through a generous grant from the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, Stephanie will bring art and education together at the Little Chute Public Library.

2017 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads is happy to announce that Stella by Starlight by best-selling author Sharon Draper has been selected for the 2017 one book, one community reading program. Pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions & events leading up to the author's visit to the Fox Cities April 4th & 5th, 2017. More information about the book & author can be found on the Fox Cities Reads website.

Master Gardener Presents: Protecting Your Garden from Winter Critters

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Every gardener has tales of woe dealing with critters eating their plants, wreaking havoc in the garden, and making tunnels in the yard. Get practical advice and strategies for managing animal pests from a Master Gardener.  This interactive presentation will detail what methods work--and what doesn’t work--for protecting your garden from winter critters. Advice will be site specific with tips for city dwellers as well as those dealing with country critters. Come armed with questions.

Visit the Outagamie County Master Gardeners online here to learn more about all of their upcoming classes and programs.

Master Gardener Presents: Composting

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Let a Master Gardener take the mystery out of composting by introducing simple steps and ingredients needed for turning your yard and kitchen waste into useful and soil enriching compost. Participants will learn tips on making compost; different methods of making compost, including worm composting and compost tea; and tips on how to take advantage of nature’s perfect soil to benefit your plants. You’ll discover making and using compost is easy, fun, and environmentally friendly.

Visit the Outagamie County Master Gardeners online here to learn more about all of their upcoming classes and programs.

Classic Movie Monday

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
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Enjoy a free afternoon at the movies! Join us each month for a favorite classic film. This month's title is The Music Man, starring Robert Preston and Shirley Jones. Fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, tries to con the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian. The Music Man is a fun musical that the whole family can enjoy! Refreshments will be provided. Brought to you in partnership with Little Chute Park & Rec.

 

2016 Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads

Fox Cities Reads is happy to announce that Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by best-selling author David Sheff has been selected for the 2016 one book, one community reading program. Pick up a copy of the book and participate in discussions & events leading up to the author's visit to Little Chute on April 18th. More information about the book & author can be found on the Fox Cities Reads website.

Help for the Homeless

Help for the Homeless

Help ease the financial strain on area homeless and crisis programs by donating new hygiene items to area shelters. To encourage people to participate in Help for the Homeless, the library will be offering Fines Amnesty for items donated at the library from February 22nd through March 12th.

A Minion Reasons to Read: Winter Reading Program

Celebrate a ‘Minion” reasons to read this January! Join us for a Minion-themed BINGO-style reading program. Open to all ages, birth through adults. Read and complete activities to earn weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize.

Mary Janssen Silent Auction

Mary Janssen

The library will be holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of February consisting of artwork collected by Little Chute resident, Mary Janssen. Her family donated the artwork in hopes that it could be sold to raise money for the Friends of the Library (FOLKS), who support the library's collections, programs, and services. Stop by the Kimberly Library to make your bid(s) today!

Frozen: Winter Reading Program

Beat the winter blues! Join us for a Frozen-themed BINGO-style reading program. Open to all ages, birth through adults. Read and complete activities to earn weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize. Sign up begins Monday, January 5th - visit the Kimberly or Little Chute Public Library to pick up your BINGO card. The reading program will run from January 12 through February 7, 2015. 

Library Hours Changing in 2015

Due to long-term challenges with staffing 2 locations under current staffing levels and the desire not to cut funding for materials as has been done in the past, the Library Board made the difficult decision to cut open hours beginning January 5, 2015.

Display Space Available

Do you have a unique collection at home that you would like to share with your community? We have display cases at both library locations and are looking for people interested in sharing their talents and treasures. Enjoy this opportunity to share your collections and sign up today. Displays are for non-profits only. Contact Kathy at the library if you're interested - 788-7515 or 788-7825,

Kimberly Library Closed

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The Kimberly Library is temporarily closed due to the power outage from this week's storm. The Little Chute Library is open. Come on in if you need to recharge devices or to take a break from cleaning up from the storm.

Library Displays

Both library locations have display cases in which we either promote upcoming programs or share the work and talents of community members. These displays always offer visual and informative richness to your day, and we encourage you to visit often to see what's new. 

August 12th through September 21st we will host Art in Flight: An Exhibition of Carved Birds. The display will be representative of the work of woodcarving instructor Bill Wright and his students. Exhibitors will also be hosting a program in the Kimberly Civic Wing on August 14th at 6PM, and you are invited to meet the artists and learn more about woodcarving. For more information about the program, please call Bill Wright at 532-4429.

If you have a collection you would like to share in our displays, please call 788-7515 and ask for Kathy. We look forward to sharing your talents with the community!

National Library Week

Communities Matter - National Library Week 2013

Happy National Library Week!  We have several special events lined up for you: Spring Tales for kids; Fox Cities Book Festival authors - Jess RileyBarbara JoosseW.H. Beck, and Lesley KagenAfternoon Book Club; and Creative Community. Join us and help celebrate libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning at your local library!

World Book Night 2013

On April 23, 2013, 25,000 volunteers from Berkeley to Boston and Sitka to Sarasota will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the country.  The Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is proud to be a partner in World Book Night U.S. for a second year.

World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders across the United States on one day. Volunteer book lovers help promote reading by going out into their communities and sharing free copies of books they love. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out those without the means or access to printed books.  Thirty-two diverse books were chosen by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians through several rounds of voting. The printing of the free books was possible due to generosity of the authors, publishers, and book manufacturing companies.  
 
Six volunteers in our community will be picking up their books at the Kimberly Public Library and sharing them in locations as diverse as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, schools, food pantries, and more.  This year, our community members will be giving out copies of: 
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Middle School by James Patterson
  • Population 485 by Wisconsin author Michael Perry
Bestselling authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson are this year’s honorary chair-people. James Patterson said: “In my experience, when people like what they are doing, they do more of it. This is the genius of World Book Night — it gets people reading by connecting them with amazing, enjoyable books.” “I’m very proud to be a part of World Book Night,” Ann Patchett added.  “I’m all in favor of getting books into the hands of people who might not otherwise have access to them.”
 
Although it is too late to be a giver this year, those interested in participating in the future can sign up for updates on World Book Night 2014 online at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/
 
Visit the Kimberly or Little Chute Libraries to check out one of the World Book Night 2013 on display now!

Fox Cities Reads

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The 2013 Fox Cities Reads is underway! This year's author is Richard Louv, and two of his books, Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, have been selected for this year's Reads program. Join us for some fun Reads events taking place at the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library during March and April 2013.

2012 Fox Cities Reads

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Join in our community-wide read of this year's Fox Cities Reads book, Make the Impossible Possible, by award-winning author and presentor, Bill Strickland. Find out more about the author and the book at www.foxcitiesreads.org