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Children's Events

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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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Winter Fest: Snow Globes!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library if you're out and about during Winter Fest and pick up a take-home kit to create your own snow globe!

  • Sat., 1/29/22, 9 a.m.5 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Family Story Time

Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!

  • Attend 1/251/31/22 @ Online (See event details.)

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Teleidoscope

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in January to pick up a grab and go kit for young ones to create their own teleidoscope!

  • 1/31/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Art Show

All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" creations submitted by our patrons, at the library anytime in February, or catch them at a branch in the spring and summer!

  • 2/12/28/22 @ MCPL Wausau
  • 3/73/21/22 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 3/284/4/22 @ MCPL Mosinee
  • 4/114/25/22 @ MCPL Hatley
  • 5/25/16/22 @ MCPL Marathon City
  • 5/236/6/22 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 6/136/27/22 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/57/18/22 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/258/6/22 @ MCPL Stratford

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Craft Stick Launcher

Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in February to pick up a fun grab and go craft kit that will encourage young ones to (safely) use some engineering skills!

  • 2/12/28/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Spring Poetry Contest for Youth

Kids & Teens Drop-in Young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to send us original, unpublished poems for our spring poetry contest! Winners will receive recognition and prizes! Must be Marathon County resident.

  • 1/15/27/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 2/22/5/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Have you ever wondered what happens at night in the library? Well, you'll find out, when you let your stuffed animal sleepover at the library!

  • Thu., 3/10/22, 10 a.m.5 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Quilled Monster Magnets

Children Stop by any MCPL location in March and pick up a grab-and-go kit to create your own monster magnet at home with a fun, unique process called quilling!

  • 3/13/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 5/45/7/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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