Gerard H. Van Hoof Memorial Library

The Villages of Little Chute and Kimberly decided to join forces in 1994 and the Gerard H. Van Hoof Memorial Library in Little Chute and the James J .Siebers Memorial Library in Kimberly became known as the Kimberly-Little Chute Joint Public Library.  Library staff works in both library locations under the direction of the Library Director who oversees both locations. A joint library board governs the day-to-day operations of the joint library.

Please visit the library's website for hours, programs, services offered and much more information.

20th Anniversary Celebration

The Gerard H. Van Hoof Library 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, crafts, 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

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!

11:15AM - 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 lunch

1:00PM - Author Visit: Michael Perry
Best-selling Wisconsin author, Michael Perry, will visit and help us celebrate reading, writing, and libraries.

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

Fox Cities Reads 2014
The library invites you to participate in this year’s Fox Cities Reads! The eighth annual Reads selection is WONDER by R.J. Palacio. This year’s selection has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for middle grades for over 58 consecutive weeks and will appeal to community members of all ages. The read will culminate with visits by the author on April 9 and 10, 2014.
This year’s title was chosen for a number of reasons, the top one being the issues covered in the story that can be utilized here in the Fox Cities for community discussion. The broad appeal of the title was also important. While the book is targeted to students it has been a very popular read for adults as well, we see this as an opportunity to engage a larger portion of our community in discussions about bullying, accepting that other people are different and disabilities in general. We hope that families will read and discuss the book together.

We hope you'll pick up a copy at the library today and join in the discussions to follow. More information about Fox Cities Reads can be found online at

Palacio’s visit will be part of this year’s Fox Cities Book Festival. Check for information about the authors who will be coming to the Fox Cities April 7-13.