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20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

The Gerard H. Van Hoof Library in Little Chute will be enjoying its 20th year of service to the community this year! Help us celebrate this occasion at our Anniversary Celebration scheduled for Saturday, November 1st. We'll have

  • refreshments
  • prize drawings
  • face painting
  • henna tattoos
  • book giveaways
  • crafts
  • police & fire staff & vehicles
  • Flex Academy open house
  • and activities for the entire family!

Be sure to note the following events and plan to spend the day with us.

10:00AM - Welcome by Joan Scherer of the Van Hoof Family and Village of Little Chute Administrator James Fenlon

10:10AM - Kiddie Costume Parade with McGruff
Hey, kids! Put that Halloween costume back on and join in our costume parade being led by McGruff the Crime Dog.

10:30AM - Stuart Stotts in Concert
Madison-area author and singer, Stuart Stotts, will help us celebrate with fun songs and stories for the whole family!

11:00AM to 1:00PM - Festive Balloons
Local balloon artist Dorothy Vander Wyst will be on hand to create fun balloon creatures for library visitors.

11:30AM - 1:00PM - Food from local vendors available for FREE lunch

11:30AM to 12:00PM - Little Chute Community Band
A quintet from our very own community band will entertain on the library stage.

12:00PM to 12:45PM - Lawrence University Academy of Music
Students from the Lawrence University Academy of Music will share their talents on the library stage. Enjoy violins, cellos, and guitars.

1:00PM - Author Visit: Michael Perry
Greetings from Village of Little Chute President Mike Vanden Berg & Library Board President Jim Moes will start the program. Best-selling Wisconsin author, Michael Perry, will visit and help us celebrate reading, writing, and libraries.

Thanks very much to our ever-evolving list of partners and sponsors! We appreciate your help and support of the library!

  • Baker's Outlet
  • Carnival Time Popcorn
  • Cranky Pat's Pizzeria & Pub
  • Culver's
  • Festive Balloons
  • Flex Academy
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Friends of the Library (FOLKS)
  • The Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
  • Jet's Pizza
  • Kiwanis Club of Little Chute
  • Lawrence University Academy of Music
  • Library staff
  • Little Chute Community Band 
  • McDonalds
  • Noodles & Company
  • Reyneneau Floral & Greenhouses
  • RR Donnelly
  • Ruth Moes & Mark Moes
  • Seth's Coffee & Bake Shop
  • Simon's Cheese
  • St. John's Mission Club
  • Van Hoof Girls
  • Victor Allen
  • Village Lanes
  • Village of Little Chute Volunteer Fire Department

Thanks also to the planning committee!

  • Beth Carpenter
  • Ann Hardginski
  • Corinne Herro
  • Denny, Amy & Ryan La Barre
  • Jim Moes
  • Tamara Talsma
  • Barbara Wentzel

We hope you'll save the date and join us for a fun day!

Stuart Stotts in Concert

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Little Chute Public Library
Stuart Stotts

Madison-area author and singer Stuart Stotts will help us celebrate with fun songs and stories for the whole family! Join us in celebrating the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library's 20th anniversary celebration.

Author Visit: Michael Perry

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. He recently published his first children's fiction title, The Scavengers. Perry will be helping us celebrate the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library's 20th anniversary.

Game Night with The Learning Shop

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
The Learning Shop

Bring the whole family and spend an hour playing fun and educational board games courtesy of our friends at The Learning Shop.

Wimpy Kid After School Party: The Long Haul

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Book 9 is out! Greg Heffley is on a family road trip, and you know it is going to be quite a trip with the Heffley family! Enjoy an excerpt from the book plus trivia and games perfect for Wimpy Kid fans. You may even be the lucky winner of your own copy of The Long Haul!

Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library
Chad Lewis

Join Chad Lewis as he takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin - from the wandering highway ghosts of the North Woods to haunted B&B's in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the forests to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Wisconsin is without its own haunting. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

Chad Lewis is a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research LLC. He is also the co-author of The Road Guide to Haunted Locations series. He has trekked across the world in search of the paranormal and has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "A Haunting," ABC's "World's Scariest Places," and other radio and TV programs.