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A Pool Party Celebration!

July 31, 2007

The 100th birthday celebration continues at the Marathon County Public Library.  Join us Friday, August 10 for a party at the Memorial Park pool in Wausau.  The fun begins at 1:00 and will last until 5:00.   Kids can get free admission to the pool for their whole family by reading books and turning in a reading club ticket.  Anyone can get in free by showing their library card. So, bring your picnic lunch and come and enjoy a day of free swimming, birthday cake, and prize drawings, and make yourself a cool summer visor! Our thanks to the Wausau/Marathon County Park Department for co-sponsoring this event.  It's not too late to start the reading...

Summer Library Program Centennial Children

Students Tell Us Why They Love Our Library!

April 25, 2007

As part of the Library's 100th Birthday Celebration, we sponsored a "Why I Love My Library" competition. Curious about what the 127 students wrote? Here are some of their answers. Totally cool books...Variety of books and CDs and DVDs...Internet computers...Comfy chairs..Quiet place to study...Good place to hang out with my friends...Lots of programs...Awesome and friendly staff...Online book finder...Teen Section...It's where all the fun is! Great essays, great comments!


It was a party!

No Shh-ing

April 16, 2007

The library rocked yesterday as we celebrated our 100th birthday. There was definitely no shussing as almost 2800 people came to dance to Andy Z and the Spankin Monkees, be serenaded by the Golden Glow Quartet Barbershoppers, listen to the storytellers, eat cake, ride the trolley, and have a good time. It was fun watching parents dancing with their children and elderly couples dancing together. It was inspiring to hear comments like "I never thought you could do 'that' in a library. This is fun." The 'that' usually referred to the band that had the second floor rocking. Customers of all ages had fun, and staff had a good time. Lots of us are saying we shouldn't wait another 100 years for the next party. We...


Library is 100 Years Old, April 3, 1907 - April 3, 2007

MCPL staff doing a conga line

April 4, 2007

Library staff donned birthday hats, many of them hand-made creations, on April 3 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the first library building in Wausau on April 3, 1907. Dancing, food, and frivolity was had by all. See more photographs here. And don't forget to come and help us celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Library on April 15 with live music, birthday stories and storybook characters, trolley rides, and of course birthday cake, punch and fun, fun, fun for the whole family. Activities start at 1:30 on April 15. Come join us!


Marathon County Public Library Celebrates 100 Years

MCPL 100 Years logo

February 9, 2007

The Marathon County Public Library will be 100 Years old on April 3. Come and help us celebrate on April 15, 1:30-4:00 at the Wausau location. Listen to the music of Andy Z. and the Spankin' Monkeys Band,the Golden Glow Barbershop Quartet and storybook characters telling stories to families. Hop aboard the trolley for a fun ride and view of the city, have some birthday cake and treats, and join in the other fun activities for the whole family.

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