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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 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.

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Trail Tales

Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Bluegill Bay Park this summer and read while you walk with our Trail Tales program!

  • 7/158/15/20 @ Bluegill Bay Park

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Create Your Own Crown!

Children Drop-in Pick up all the supplies you need tp decorate your own royal crown!

  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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Fire-Breathing Dragons

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!

  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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!

  • 8/108/14/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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DIY Unicorns

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!

  • 8/178/22/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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Trail Tales

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!

  • 8/179/18/20 @ Brockmeyer Park

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Needle Arts

All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!

  • Tue., 8/18/20, 14 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
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CANCELED: Virtual Story Time

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 8/18/20, 10–10:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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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!

  • 8/248/28/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Watercolor Surprise!

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!

  • 8/319/11/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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!

  • Tue., 9/8/20, 45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)
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Letter of the Week

Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!

  • 9/149/18/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
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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!

  • 9/149/25/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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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!

  • 9/149/19/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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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!

  • 9/149/18/20 @ MCPL Edgar
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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!

  • 9/219/25/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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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!

  • 11/1611/20/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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