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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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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 4/134/19/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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Pasta Sculptures & Mosaics

Children Registration [except Wausau] Kids can cook up their own fun craft with a grab-and-go colored pasta kit! (Pun intended - the pasta is not meant to be cooked!)

  • 4/14/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Children Registration [except Wausau] Create a special, one-of-a-kind flowergram that's both a lovely craft and a positive message for someone else, with supplies and instructions provided!

  • 5/35/28/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Tail-Wagging Story Time!

Children Join us outdoors at the library for a fun story time with books, games, songs and more, all based on animal tales!

  • Wed., 6/9/21, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Fairy Tale Story Time

Children Make a wish upon a star and join us for a special outdoor story time in Rothschild with fairy tales, songs and dancing!

  • Tue., 6/22/21, 11:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Rainbow Fish

Children Registration [except Wausau] Stop by any MCPL location in June and pick up a craft kit for a bright and beautiful rainbow fish you can create at home! No aquarium needed!

  • 6/16/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Beach Party Story Time

Children Join us for an outdoor Beach Party Story Time with all sorts of fun songs and stories!

  • Tue., 7/13/21, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • Wed., 7/14/21, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Trail Tales Along Wausau's River Edge Parkway!

Children Drop-in Take a scenic walk this summer along Wausau's riverfront, and keep children interested with fun stories along the way!

  • 6/147/19/21 @ River Edge Parkway

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Bug Hotel!

Children Registration [except Wausau] Where do bugs sleep at night? You might find out and have fun with a couple kinds of bug hotel projects, too! Available for pickup in July at any MCPL location.

  • 7/17/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Library Card Pool Day

All-Ages Drop-in A library card is good for more than just books, movies or music! Any MCPL patron can use their card for free entry to any of Wausau's outdoor pools!

  • Tue., 8/3/21, 17:30 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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Chalkfest Story Time

Children Bring your budding artists to the library for this fun, interactive story time all about chalk art!

  • Wed., 8/11/21, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Share your creativity with others at the library by decorating our sidewalks with chalk art!

  • 8/238/27/21 @ MCPL Hatley

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