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2015 Summer Reading Program

Kimberly-Little Chute Library has summer reading programs for ages 3 through adult, so sign up the entire family for some summer fun. Be sure to thank our program sponsors - we wouldn't have nearly as much fun without them!

Important dates:

  • May 26 - registration begins - sign up at the library 
  • June 8 - program begins
  • July 31 - program ends

About the Program

This year's theme for the summer is the same for all ages: Every Hero Has a Story!

Check our online calendar for a complete list of events for all ages. Hours of reading this summer will help raise money for three local charities:

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Chances Animal Rescue
  • A Very Special Place.

Each time a weekly reading card is turned in, readers will vote for a charity plus earn a grand prize entry form. Votes will be tallied throughout the program, and the charity with the most votes will receive $500, second place $300, and third place $200.

Kids and teens will also earn a free book prize when they complete cards 3, 6, & 8. Be a hero for someone else and keep your brain "super" strong this summer by participating in Every Hero Has a Story




Summer reading program images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact [at] cslpreads [dot] org for more information.

Books & Brews

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm ~ Seth's Coffee (106 E Main St, Little Chute)
Author: Celeste Ng

Meet us at Seth's Coffee for a new book club for the 20's & 30's crowd. We'll be discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet" . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family as they struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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FOLKS Meeting

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kimberly Public Library

The next meeting of the Friends of the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00PM at the Kimberly Library. All are welcome! Please bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

Kimberly Memory Project Celebrates Local Heroes

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kimberly Public Library

Library volunteer, Mary Lamers, has been recording video interviews of Kimberly residents who can remember the early days of the Village. During her interviews, she made connections with many local veterans who shared a wealth of history regarding their experiences in World War II. Come and hear their stories and help us celebrate the lives of our local heroes!

Master Gardeners: Vegetable Gardening

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Little Chute Public Library
garden vegetables

Vegetable gardening is very rewarding. Serving tomatoes and beans that you have grown yourself taste so much better! Join the Outagamie Country Master Gardeners to learn a few basics to start your own vegetable garden.

Great Beginnings Book Club

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am ~ Kimberly Public Library
Author: Daniel Woodrell

Join us as we discuss The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell. Alma DeGeer Dunahew works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. In 1929 her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Alma thinks she knows the answer.

Randy Peterson in Concert

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:15am
Kimberly Public Library
man with guitar

Randy will kickoff our summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story" with his original musical story called "Searching for a Superhero." Featuring fun songs and rhyming narration, this program will cover all aspects of being a hero--doctors, teachers, veterans, guide dogs, to caped crusaders. This program repeats at 1:30PM.

Little Chute Bike Tour

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:00pm
Little Chute Public Library
Little Chute windmill

Join the Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library and History Museum at the Castle for a bicycle tour of local history. The tour will visit historic sites associated with Dutch immigration, lock tenders, Lamers Dairy, and the paper industry. The ride is approximately 5 miles at a leisurely pace and incorporates city trail and bike lane infrastructure. Participants are required to follow bike safety and wear helmets. Registration required by calling the library at 788-7825.