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ATTENTION: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon., 1/21, for MLK 'Day On.'

Events: Grades K 5

Family Story Time

Children's Event 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.

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Marble Maze Run

Children's Event Kids can build their own marble maze runs and test them out during this fun building program! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Home School Huddle

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

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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Duct Tape DIY

Children's Event Drop-in Drop by the library anytime between 4-7 p.m. to create a fun (and maybe useful!) craft out of duct tape, like a wallet and more! Free and all supplies provided.

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Family Adventure Night: Paw Patrol

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Paw Patrol" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Mid-Winter Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Young people can still work their brains and creativity with crafts on this no-school day!

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Family Adventure Night: Who is Dr. Seuss?

Children's Event Hear stories written by Dr. Seuss and make fun crafts related to some of his most famous books during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children's Event Registration Required Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Building Challenges

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

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Science Marvels

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can stop in to the library to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Under the sea in the ELC!

Under the sea is an exciting place to be, so bring your young children to MCPL Wausau to experience the ocean-themed activities and books in the Early Literacy Center (ELC) during the months of January and February!  Some of the activities we have available include puzzles for learning colors and matching animal shapes, a fish felt board featuring...

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Marathon County Public Library is challenging parents to read more books with their children! The "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn...

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