Community

Library Hours Changing in 2015

The library's open hours will be changing beginning Monday, January 5, 2015.

James J. Siebers Memorial Library
(Kimberly)
Gerard H. Van Hoof Memorial Library
(Little Chute)
  • MON - 10AM to 5PM
  • TUE - 10AM to 8PM
  • WED - 10AM to 5PM
  • THU - 10AM to 8PM
  • FRI - 10AM to 5PM
  • SAT - 10AM to 2PM
    (closed Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • SUN - closed
  • MON - 10AM to 8PM
  • TUE - 10AM to 5PM
  • WED - 10AM to 8PM
  • THU - 10AM to 5PM
  • FRI - 10AM to 5PM
  • SAT - 10AM to 2PM
    (closed Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • SUN - closed

Why are library open hours changing?
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.

How was it decided which hours would be cut?
Let’s face it, there’s no good time to cut library hours! There is no way to make everyone happy, as people have different needs and expectations for open hours. However, patron visits statistics by hour of day/day of week and circulation data were carefully examined in order to determine which hours would be most feasible to cut. We also took into consideration the various times of day library programming is offered—from morning story times to after school activities to adult programs in the evenings.

What if I need library service on a night my library is closed?
The good news is that the Gerard H. Van Hoof Library and the James J. Siebers Memorial Library are 2 parts of a larger whole—the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library. So, while your library will be closed 2 nights a week, you will still be able to receive library service at the other location. A short drive over the bridge will provide you access to library collections, WiFi, Internet computers, and library services & programs. Library staff is happy to serve you on both sides of the river!

With whom can I share my concerns about library open hours?
If you have concerns or comments you would like to share regarding the library’s new open hours, please put them in writing and send them to:

Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library
625 Grand Avenue
Little Chute, WI 54140
Attention: Jim Moes, Library Board President

You can also email your concerns to Jim Moes at Jim [at] littlechutewi [dot] org (subject: concerns%20about%20library%20open%20hours) .

Thank you for your support and for using your local public library!

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

tree down by library

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!

Help for the Homeless

Help for the Homeless

Fines Amnesty
March 3-30, 2014

Receive $1 off your library fines for every item you donate to Help for the Homeless(not applicable toward fees for damaged or lost materials or bills) Read more about it on Tidbits.

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.

Help for the Homeless

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Fines Amnesty ~  March 5th-24th
Kimberly and Little Chute Public Libraries

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 March 5th to the 24th.

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