Children's Story Times

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Bring your children to story time at your local Marathon County Public Library!

Story times are intended to introduce children to literature and reading through storytelling, songs, games, puppets and fingerplays.

Story times meet weekly according to the schedule below; however, exceptions are possible due to holiday closings, special children's events and the summer library program.

Family Story Time

Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

"Play & Learn" Story Time

Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center, these story times meet regularly; however, occasional breaks are possible due to Family Resource Center scheduling. Call 715-845-6747 for the latest information.

Preschool Story Time

This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children attend this story time without parents/guardians, but parents/guardians should remain in the children's area during story time. For children 3-5 years old.

Tales for Tots

Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and educational story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers and other early literacy skills. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Babies

Features 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may attend, but please be aware that this program meets the developmental needs of younger children. Board books, songs, puppets and other activities are used to enhance your child's vocabulary and motor skills. For children from birth to 23 months old.

Daycare Story Time

Area daycare providers may schedule a morning or afternoon story time at MCPL Wausau on Thursdays (Sept.-May only). Picture books, songs and fingerplays will provide your children with fun-filled learning. Call 715-261-7220 to add your group to the schedule. (Parents: Feel free to recommend this service to your daycare provider!)


Spanish Story Time

Wed., 9/9/15, 10:00am 10:30am @ MCPL Wausau
This interactive story time will introduce children and families to literature, reading and the Spanish language and culture through finger plays, music, dance, and games in Spanish and English. ... (read more)
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Story Time

Wed., 9/9/15, 10:00am Wed., 12/23/15, 10:30am @ MCPL Mosinee
Join us for stories, music, and more during Story Time at the Mosinee Branch Library!
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Story Time

Thu., 9/10/15, 10:30am Thu., 12/17/15, 11:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
Preschool Families: Join us for stories, music, and other literature-based activities at the Marathon City Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am!
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Harvest Fest

Sat., 10/3/15, 10:30am 3:00pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us as we partner with Wausau Events for Harvest Fest. Fall-themed stories for the whole family will be shared at 10:30 followed by art and craft projects until 3:00 P.M. Free and open to the public.
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Family Fun Night: Pirates Treasures

Mon., 10/19/15, 6:00pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children and their families are invited to learn about pirates and buried treasure. We will be reading related stories and doing craft projects.
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Digital Story Time

Mon., 10/26/15, 6:30pm 7:00pm @ MCPL Athens
Join us for a digital story time to watch and listen to animated talking picture books. We will be using the library’s online resources to help tell the stories and will show parents how to access the sites we use.
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Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating

Tue., 10/27/15, 10:30am 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children and their families are invited to a special Family Story Time featuring fall and Halloween fun! Paint pumpkins and gourds, sing songs and hear stories. All ages are invited.
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Pigeon Party

Wed., 11/25/15, 2:00pm 3:00pm @ MCPL Athens
NEW! Help us celebrate picture book month with a pigeon party! Children of all ages are invited to a party celebrating the one and only Pigeon. We will read Mo Willems ... (read more)
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Story Time

Thu., 1/7/16, 10:30am Thu., 5/26/16, 10:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
Preschool Families: Join us for stories, music, and other literature-based activities at the Marathon City Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am!
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Story Time

Thu., 6/9/16, 10:30am Thu., 8/25/16, 11:00am @ MCPL Marathon City
Preschool Families: Join us for stories, music, and other literature-based activities at the Marathon City Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am!
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