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Visit your local MCPL for children's activities for all ages, including story times, arts & crafts, family movies, early literacy programs, STEAM / STEM events, music and theatrical performances, hands-on learning, our summer library program and more!

Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for kids at our locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

We also publish featured events on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Please note: If you plan to bring a large group to a children's event at the library, please notify us using our group visit form

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Outdoor Family Story Time: Hatley

Children Bring your family or the little ones you care for to these special outdoor story times at the library!

  • Tue., 8/16/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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Outdoor Family Story Time

Children Join us at the library in the warmer months for family story time outdoors!

  • Wed., 8/17/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Stuffed Animal Story Time & Campout!

Children Children and their families are invited to a special story time, and encouraged to leave their stuffed animals at the library for an overnight stay!

  • Wed., 8/17/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Wausau Play & Learn Story Time

Children Join us in Wausau every Wednesday for a story, music, crafts and much more with a special story time led by Children's Wisconsin!

  • Wed., 8/17/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Outdoor Family Story Time: Marathon City

Children Bring your family to a series of outdoor story times at the library!

  • Thu., 8/18/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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Wausau Plant Swap

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library the week of Aug. 15-20 to take a plant home or leave extra or unwanted plants for someone else!

  • 8/158/20/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Grab & Go
3D Goldfish

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August for our final SLP grab and go kit of the summer as we explore "Oceans of Possibilities!" This month, our craft will be a 3D goldfish!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Families are encouraged to walk through Oak Island Park this summer for another fun season of Trail Tales! Enjoy nature and the books "Chirp" and "The Bad Seed" at the same time!

  • 6/18/31/22 @ Oak Island Park (Wausau)

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Story Time in the Park

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to bring the little ones for an outdoor story time at Veteran's Memorial Park next to the library!

  • Tue., 8/30/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Outdoor Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to a special outdoor story time with the library staff at River Park!

  • Wed., 8/31/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ River Park (Mosinee)
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Meet the Mayor Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to a special story time at our Wausau headquarters with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg!

  • Thu., 9/1/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Wausau Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us in Wausau for stories, songs and more every Tuesday and Thursday!

  • Tue., 9/6/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us this fall on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 9/6/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Stratford Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to story times every other week through the fall at the library!

  • Wed., 9/7/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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CANCELED: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 9/12/22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Mon., 9/12/22, 17 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Spencer Family Story Time

Children Families and children with their caregivers are invited to join us for family story time at the library!

  • Wed., 9/14/22, 3:304 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Take a Plant, Leave a Plant!

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library and give extra or unwanted plants to someone else, or pick up a new (to you) plant for your home or garden!

  • 9/129/17/22 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Athens Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us every other Monday this fall at the library for family story time!

  • Mon., 9/19/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
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Edgar Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to the library for stories, activities and more during our Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 9/20/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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Meet a Police Officer!

Children Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a police officer? Join us for a story time about these community helpers and meet a real police officer with the Wausau Police Department!

  • Thu., 9/22/22, 1010:45 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Apples Abound: Athens Story Time & Crafts

Children Children and families are invited to join the Athens staff for a special morning all about apples with a story time and crafts!

  • Sat., 9/24/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Nature Weaving

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in September for a perfect fall grab and go craft for children (and adults too!) - supplies and instructions to weave a nature loom!

  • 9/19/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Rothschild Grab & Go
Fuzzy Fall Finger Puppets

Children Drop-in Stop by the library in October and pick up a grab-and-go kit for children to create their own finger puppets of fuzzy little creatures!

  • 10/110/31/22 @ MCPL Rothschild

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