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Library Closed for Holidays

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 10:00am - Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

The library will be closed on December 24 and 25 for the holidays. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but appreciate this opportunity to enjoy time with our families for Christmas. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! Regular hours will resume on Friday, December 26 from 10AM to 5PM.

Teen Movie

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Little Chute Public Library

Based on the best-selling teen book by James Dashner, this movie features Thomas who finds himself in a community of boys after his memory is erased. The boys have to work together to figure out the maze and a way to escape from the deadly Grievers. For students in grades 6-12 and adult fans of teen literature. Free popcorn. Rated PG-13.

Family Movie

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

Join us during break for a free family movie. Time is running out as the team at Clearwater searches for a companion for their beloved dolphin, Winter, before she is lost to another aquarium. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

Noon Year's Eve Party

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Little Chute Public Library

Can't say awake until midnight? Welcome in the New Year at Noon at the library! Come make some noise and enjoy stories, music, and a craft to celebrate the start of 2015. Fun for families with preschool and elementary-aged children.

Books & Brews

Book Club: 
Books & Brews
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Mindy
Kaling

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. Kaling shares her observations, fears & opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories & laugh-out-loud philosophies. Enjoy a brew or snack from Seth's and enjoy conversation with new friends!

Location: 
Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)

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

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!