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 branches in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. We also publish featured kids events on our social media channels.
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.
Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Bluegill Bay Park this summer and read while you walk with our Trail Tales program!
Create Your Own Crown!
Children Drop-in Pick up all the supplies you need tp decorate your own royal crown!
Children Registration Drop-in Pick up a kit throughout the summer via curbside pickup at various MCPL locations to craft your own dragon at home!
Summer Refrigerator Magnets
All-Ages Registration Drop-in Make decorative glass magnets, with all the supplies provided in a convenient take-home kit that can be picked up curbside!
Children Registration Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn and spark your creativity before you start with a few online stories, with this grab and go craft project!
Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Wausau's Brockmeyer Park this summer and read while you enjoy nature with our popular Trail Tales program!
All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!
CANCELED: Virtual Story Time
Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Bow-Tie Noodle Butterfly
Children Registration Kids and their caregivers are welcome to pick up a take-home kit from the library and create a butterfly craft using brightly painted bow-tie pasta!
Children Drop-in Stop at the library's drive thru window to pick up a grab and go watercolor surprise kit for your preschool-aged child!
Colossal Fossils Presents...
Children Registration Join Colossal Fossils for a virtual 16-week course on all things dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoths in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library! New topic each week!
Letter of the Week
Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!
Dog's Colorful Day
Children Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit based on Emma Dodd's popular "Dog's Colorful Day" book and watch a virtual story to go along with it!
Roald Dahl Grab & Go Craft: Pipe Cleaner Lollipops
Children Registration Drop-in To celebrate the birthday of author Roald Dahl, stop by the library to pick up a fun craft to make at home!
Weekly Story Time Grab & Go Crafts
Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library and pick up a package of crafts, books and other activities to do your own story time at home! A different theme each week!
Raise Your Trunk for Elephants!
Children Registration Drop-in Celebrate National Elephant Day on Sept. 22 with a fun take-home craft kit and virtual story to go along with it!
Grab & Go Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting
Children Registration Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings at home with a convenient kit available for pickup at the library!