Children's Summer Program

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Children of all ages are invited to explore science and discover the joy of reading through a variety of summer activities! (See below.)

Reading is its own reward! Upon registration, children will receive a book bag and a reading log to help them track their summer reading. In August, children may select a book to keep or share with a friend.

Registration is now open at all MCPL locations and online.


LEGO blocks

Family LEGO® Club

Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided.
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severe weather

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and You

Tue., 8/26/14, 9:30am 10:15am @ MCPL Mosinee
Mike Breunling, meteorologist for WAOW TV, will present a program on weather safety and the science used to predict severe weather. This is a children's event; join us at 10:30am for the adult version. Note: This event formerly was scheduled for 7/22.
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children learning

S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Station

Hands-on learning activities for children ages 3-5! S.T.E.A.M. programs are specially focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. ... (read more)
More events in this series. » Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.
stepping stones

Memories, Rituals and Stepping-Stones

Mon., 9/15/14, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Share your traditions and memorable experiences while working together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake stepping-stone! Bring special or meaningful items to put in your stone. All other supplies will be provided. This will be our first Family Fun Night for the school year! ... (read more)
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CommUNITY Fest logo

Visit us at CommUNITY Fest!

Sat., 9/20/14, 9:30am 3:00pm @ Marathon Park
Library staff and volunteers will be at United Way's annual community festival offering information about the library and providing arts & crafts and other hands-on activities for children!
Off-site Crafts Marathon Park Children | Add to your calendar.
LEGO projects

LEGO-Palooza!

Tue., 9/23/14, 5:30pm 8:10pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited for an evening full of LEGO® activities! Kids can create LEGO art using stamp pads and LEGO blocks, build and race LEGO balloon cars, and create a mask of their favorite LEGO character. Then at 6:30pm, we'll show The LEGO Movie in the story room. (Rated PG | 100 min.)
Hands-on Learning Movie Wausau Children | Add to your calendar.

Visit the Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) for access to thousands of children's books, magazines, videos, audio books, music and more! Plus, MCPL offers a variety of children's events including story times, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, summer reading program, hands-on learning, musical performances, puppet shows and more! MCPL children's activities are intended for children (pre-K–grade 5) and tweens (grades 3–5). Teen programming (grades 6-12) is offered via our TeenZone / Teen Services program.

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Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!

Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!

Beginning this fall, together with our usual literacy offerings, we are incorporating more S.T.E.A.M. into our children’s programs! What’s S.T.E.A.M.?  It is an approach to education that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics by providing kids with ...

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