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Events: Grab & Go

To support social distancing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the library is offering a variety of "Grab & Go" activity kits that may be picked up for completion at home.

These kits include most or all of the supplies needed to complete these projects and instructions (sometimes including a link to online video instructions). The target audience for each activity varies; there are activities for children, teens, adults and all ages. Some of these activities were planned as on-site library events before the pandemic and were adapted  to enable at-home participation, while others were planned more recently.

How to pick up a Grab & Go activity kit:

  • MCPL Wausau: Visit the library any time (no appointment required) during our curbside pickup hours hours on the dates listed for the Grab & Go activity. 

  • MCPL branches: Visit the library by appointment during our curbside pickup or appointment hours on the dates listed for the Grab & Go activity.

If you have any questions, please contact your local MCPL!

 

colorful alphabet letters

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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)!

  • 9/2810/2/20 @ MCPL Rothschild
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crafted pumpkins with visible seeds

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Preschool Pumpkin Program

Children Drop-in You've heard the phrase "It's what's on the inside that counts." That is definitely true for this fun DIY pumpkin craft kids can do from the comfort and safety of home!

  • 9/2810/9/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Weekly Story Time

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!

  • 9/2810/2/20 @ MCPL Edgar
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floral woodland wreath

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Mini Fall Wreaths

Adults Registration Drop-in Fall is a great time to get festive! Stop by the library and pick up a kit to make your own fall-themed mini wreath at home!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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beaded pumpkin craft

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Pony Bead Pumpkins

Kids & Teens Drop-in Stop by the library in October to pick up a fun pumpkin craft project that can be done in the comfort and safety of home!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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paper wreath craft

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Tear Art Fall Wreath

Children Drop-in Kids are invited to create a simple and fun fall wreath decoration with kit of supplies available for pickup!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Preschool Pipe Cleaner-Palooza!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit that's not only fun to create, but exercises those brain muscles, too!

  • 10/510/9/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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greeting card with a hand-drawn blue heart

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Notes of Encouragement

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up supplies for making cards of thanks and encouragement to health care workers, then drop them off and we'll take it from there!

  • 10/510/30/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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gnome peg doll

Grab & Go Little Treasures: DIY Gnome Peg Doll

Adults Drop-in Adults can stop by the library in October to pick up a kit and create your own gnome peg doll at home, with a design that's all your own!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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catapult in a field

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Catapults

Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, kids can be an engineer and design their own catapult with this grab and go kit!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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colorful worms made from pipe cleaners, beads and googly eyes

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Earthworm Coding

Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, preschoolers (or their parents or caregivers) can pick up a kit that's part craft, part screen-free coding!

  • 10/1210/23/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Handmade Greeting Cards

Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up supplies for greeting cards you can make and decorate at home with your own personal touch!

  • 10/1210/16/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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We Love Leaf Man!

Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit based on the popular story Leaf Man, and listen to a reading of the book, too!

  • 10/1910/23/20 @ MCPL Stratford

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crafted bats and plastic spiders

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Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Children Registration Drop-in Show some love for bats this fall, and get creative at the same time, with this fun take-home craft project!

  • 10/2610/30/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Pokeball

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Pokemon Suncatcher

Children Drop-in All ages of Pokemon fans will enjoy making this Pokeball suncatcher craft!

  • 10/2611/6/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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origami owls and monsters

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Origami Bookmarks

Children Registration Drop-in Whoooo ... made that awesome bookmark? You can with a grab and go kit with everything you'll need for an origami bookmark!

  • 10/2610/30/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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handmade notebooks

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Make Your Own Notebook

Kids & Teens Registration Celebrate Picture Book Month with a recycled book project available in a convenient take-home kit.

  • 11/211/6/20 @ MCPL Marathon City

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colorful pan flute made from paper and straws

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Homemade Pan Flute

Children Registration Stop by the library to pick up a kit and make your own flute at home!

  • 11/211/6/20 @ MCPL Spencer

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Make Your Own Painting

Adults Registration Stop by the library in November to pick up a kit to create your own painting at home - and you choose whether it'll be easy, difficult or in between!

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Rothschild

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Grab & Go Craft: Wet Felting Acorn

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a kit to create a lovely fall craft using the fun (and simple) technique of wet felting!

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Athens

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Little Treasures Grab & Go Craft: DIY Mason Jar Luminaries

Adults Drop-in Pick up supplies (and instructions) at the library to make your own luminary! A perfect craft to bring a little light into your life during the long, dark winter nights!

  • 11/911/20/20 @ MCPL Wausau

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Button Turkeys

Children Registration Drop-in Grab a premade kit for a fun fall craft to create your own felt turkey!

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Hatley

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"Wonder"-ful Kindness Grab & Go Kits

Children Registration Drop-in To celebrate World Kindness Day on the Nov. 13, pick up a kit at the library centered on all things kindness and featuring the book "Wonder" by RJ Palacio.

  • 11/911/13/20 @ MCPL Mosinee

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tissue paper paintings and art supplies

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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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