Marathon County Public Library

learning • community • ideas • information

Kids' Corner

Events: Children

Pennies For Animals

Children's Event Drop-in Over the summer children will have the chance to help animals in need starting in our area! We will be accepting pennies and other monetary donations in a jar at the Children's Desk, and kids can vote on the recipient!

children tweens community animals

Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party

Children's Event Drop-in We're celebrating how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities!

children preschool activities music story time

Family Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

children story time

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

All-Ages Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks and then hide them around their community! Free, with all supplies provided.

adults children teens tweens crafts community slp nature

Book Babies

Children's Event Drop-in Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities.

children story time

Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Drop-in Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

children preschool activities story time slp music

Space Camp

Children's Event Drop-in Are you interested in space? Want to know what's happening in the solar system and beyond? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend Space Camp for a mix of experiments and crafts!

grades k-5 children hands-on learning science activities

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Drop-in Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

children story time

Nature's Niche Animal Program

Children's Event Drop-in Dino Tlachac from Nature's Niche will introduce children to live animals, their native habitats and importance in our environment. Free and open to the public.

children tween gradesgrades k-5 animals nature slp

Play and Learn

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

children story time

Make Your Own Musical Instruments!

Children's Event Drop-in To celebrate our "Libraries Rock" Summer Library Program, children of all ages are invited to create their own musical instruments, with all supplies provided!

children grades k-5 preschool crafts music slp hands-on learning

CANCELED: Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 7/24/18, 6–7pm @ MCPL Rothschild 

children early elementary K 5 preschool slp activities animals

Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to these special story times filled with music, dance and, of course, stories!

children activities music story time

Preschool Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children may attend this story time without a caregiver, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's area during the story time.

children story time

Rockin' and Rollin' in Edgar!

Children's Event Drop-in Make some crafts (and maybe sing a tune or two!) during this fun-filled afternoon at the library!

children grades k-5 preschool music slp activities hands-on learning

Kids Needle Arts Night

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at the library!

children grades k-5 teens tweens activities crafts hands-on learning slp

Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

children grades k-5 preschool early eleme animals activities slp

Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.

children grades k-5 activities crafts slp hands-on learning

MCPL DIY
Harry Potter Owl Craft

Children's Event Drop-in Patrons are invited to stop in any time we're open during the week of July 30th to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a make-your-own Hedwig owl craft!

children crafts hands-on learning

Harry Potter Potions Class

Children's Event Drop-in MCPL Mosinee is celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with all sorts of fun science experiments like flobberworms and fizzy potions! Free and all supplies provided.

children science hands-on learning

Let's Make Some Noise! Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Kids and families can attend this story time focusing on musical instruments at the library!

children preschool crafts story time slp

Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks!

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library monthly on the first Thursday over the summer and show us how libraries can "rock!" by decorating your own rocks with all sorts of art supplies!

adults children teens crafts hands-on learning SLP

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!

children grades k-5 preschool story time

Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.

children grades k-5 teens tweens activities crafts hands-on learning

Under The Sea Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Visit the library for a special underwater-themed story time complete with crafts, songs and more!

children crafts story time slp activities nature

Free Family Pool Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Children and their families can enjoy a FREE day at Wausau's outdoor pools just by showing their library card! One card per family.

adults children tweens teens outdoor recreation off-site slp community

Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.

children grades k-5 activities crafts slp hands-on learning

Summer Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make crafts based on popular children's songs! Free, with all supplies provided.

children grades k-5 activities crafts slp hands-on learning

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Visit the library any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D printer, snap circuits and more!

adults children grades k-5 activities hands-on learning technology slp

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!

children activities hands-on learning

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Children's Event Drop-in Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off starts at 6:30 p.m., pickup starts the next morning at 9 a.m.

children preschool animals activities slp

Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

children grades k-5 activities crafts slp hands-on learning

Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

adults children tweens teens activities crafts

Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

adults children tweens teens games slp activities

Create a Grandparents Day Card!

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!

children crafts activities hands-on learning

Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

adults children tweens teens activities hands-on learning crafts

Pokemon Club

Children's Event Drop-in Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game! Free, with no registration required.

children grades k-5 tweens games crafts activities

A Week of International Dot Day

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in We're turning International Dot Day into Dot Week! Children can use dot markers to color in dot worksheets, and teens can practice their pointillism skills to create artwork. Children and teens can come any time during library hours.

children teens crafts hands-on learning

Peculiar Paintings

Children's Event Drop-in Join us for a mix of fun stories about art and create your own art using a variety of odd materials!

grades k-5 children tween art hands-on learning activities

Fall Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate the arrival of fall with a fun craft you can take home! Free and all supplies provided.

children crafts

Fall Leaves Fall

Children's Event Drop-in Autumn leaves are falling down! Join us for a special story time and help us welcome in the colorful Autumn season with songs, crafts and games.

children crafts nature

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Drop-in Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

children grades k-5 activities crafts story time technology science

Button Making For Tweens and Teens

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Teens and tweens are invited to stop by the library and get creative designing their own buttons.

children teens tweens crafts hands-on learning

3D Paper Sculptures

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to drop in at the library to explore the wonderful versatility of paper and create three dimensional paper sculptures.

children tweens crafts

Building Palooza

Children's Event Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

children activities hands-on learning

Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

adults children tweens teens crafts hands-on learning activities

Stratford Stitchers & Rippers

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Do some math work with your patchwork! Join us every other Tuesday in Stratford to discover the beauty of math through the art of quilting!

children teens tween crafts hands-on learning

Firefighters: Meet Wausau's Finest

Children's Event Drop-in Come and listen to some stories read by firefighters from the Wausau Fire Department, hear about fire prevention and get an up-close look at some of their gear and equipment!

children preschool tweens fire safety

Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Charlotte's Web"

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Charlotte's Web," then discuss how the movie compares to E.B. White's classic book!

adults children tweens teens book club movie

Fire Safety Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hearing stories about fire safety, then meet a real-life firefighter during this special story time!

children preschool fire safety story time community

Pet Palooza!

Children's Event Drop-in Read to a therapy dog, make pet-themed crafts and more during this no-school day event!

children grades k-5 activities animals hands-on activities activities crafts

Scratch Art Creations

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.

children tweens teens crafts activities hands-on learning

Day of the Dead Origami Bookmarks

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos by making decorated skull-shaped bookmarks!

children teens tweens holiday crafts activities hands-on activities

Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Holes"

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to watch the 2003 film adaptation of "Holes" then discuss how the movie compares to book by Louis Sachar!

adults children tweens teens book club movie

Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "Bridge to Terabithia"

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to watch the film adaptation of "Bridge to Terabithia" then discuss how the movie compares to the book by Katherine Paterson!

adults children tweens teens book club movie

Which is Better? Book-to-Movie Night: "The Story of Ferdinand"

All-Ages Event Drop-in All ages are invited to watch the film "Ferdinand," then discuss how the movie compares to the book on which it is based!

adults children tween teens book club movie