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The MCPL Blog: Articles by Abby Beyerl

Children's Choice Book Awards!

April 15, 2013

Kids- Vote for your Favorite in the Children’s Choice Book Awards!  Who do you think should be “2013 Author of the Year?”  Jeff Kinney?  Rick Riordan?  Which book do you think should be “2013 Book of the Year?” Pete the Cat?  Bad Kitty?  Dork Diaries? Celebrate Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, by choosing your favorites!  From now thru May 9th kids can vote for their favorite author, illustrator and book.  Your voice counts!  To vote, use the link below and start by choosing your age category and vote for your favorites.  Then visit the MCPL Wausau children’s department and receive your very own “I Voted” sticker.  And join us on May 20th for a Children’s...

Children Books Awards

Easy Readers

easy reader levels

January 31, 2013

At the Wausau, Marathon County Public Library location, books for children who are learning to read independently are now shelved together by authors' last names.  Parents and children can now choose books that match their abilities using the following recommendations from the library children’s staff when choosing a reading level. RED- beginning reader: simple short stories, with easy text, only a few words on each page and many pictures to help tell the story. BLUE- emergent reader: books have one or two lines of text on each page with simple sentences and pictures to help tell the story. GREEN- semi-fluent reader, these books have more complex story structures with a plot, more sentences to a page...

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Rainbow Fish & Tween Reading Clubs

January 15, 2013

Attention kids!  Join the MCPL Rainbow Fish and Tween Reading Clubs any time, now thru April.  Pick up a club card at the Children's Desk in the Wausau Library.  Each time you check-out library materials get your card punched at the Wausau children's desk.  When you have 5 punches you will be able choose a prize from our Treasure Chest.  In addition, children 2nd grade and under, will be able to put their name on a scale to add to the fish mural in the children's department and 3rd thru 5th graders will be able to add their name to the ocean map in the Tween Scene.  Cards can be punched thru April 26th, so join now!!!  

Children Book Clubs Story Times

Nintendo Wii @ the Library!

November 3, 2012

Nintendo Wii is now available for students 8-12 years old in the Tween Scene at the Wausau Library!  The new gaming system offers tweens a new way to learn and experience gaming.   "Why do libraries celebrate gaming? Library gaming programs encourage interaction between patrons of all ages and cultures. As games have evolved over the years to become more dynamic – requiring more interaction and socialization amongst players – so have libraries, by re-energizing themselves as community learning centers. Libraries still provide traditional services, but continue to change by offering new formats like video games and programs like family gaming nights...." states the American Library...

Children Technology Teens

Kids VOTE!

October 26, 2012

The Winner is Duck!!! Hey kids- Your parents weren't the only ones that had a chance to vote. 367 Marathon County kids voted for "President" in the MCPL Children's area in Wausau. 2 library books were up for election "Grace for President" by Kelly DiPucchio and "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin. Duck won by a landslide with 229 votes to 138 votes for Grace. Thank you to all of the kids that voted! {{11-11-12}}

Children Government Information Awards

BeeHive Books!

bees on honeycomb

August 24, 2012

What's all the Bzzzz about?  BeeHive Books in the Tween Scene!  Are you looking for a good book to read and don't know where to start?  We suggest trying a book with a beehive on the spine.  If you are a kid who typically doesn't like to read, there is a good chance you will like these books.  BeeHive books have an attractive appearance, clear vocabulary, a high interest hook within the first 10 pages, well-defined characters, humor and an interesting, action packed plot.  Ask at the Wausau Library Children's Desk for more information or start looking for a BeeHive book only found in the Tween Scene.

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