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Events: Grades K 5

Family Story Time

Children 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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Weeks & Weeks of SLP Crafts!

Children Drop-in Stop by the library all summer long to work on different crafts to go along with our summer reading theme. A new craft each week to keep things interesting!

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Play & Learn

Children 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. In partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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World Oceans Day

Children Visit the library for a morning of stories, crafts and sea creatures during our story time celebrating World Oceans Day!

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PAWS to Read

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

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Weird Science Comedy Show

Children Join Doc Ron (and his faithful traveling companion, Einstein, the world's cutest bunny) as they conduct crazy experiments with fire, smoke and flying cheese curds!

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Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make aliens and planets!

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Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show

Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!

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Outer Space Sand Art

Kids & Teens Drop-in Use colored sand to color outer space-themed pictures, create decorative bottles or make colorful keychains!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages 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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Chalk Art

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own chalk art creations at the library in advance of Wausau's annual ChalkFest!

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Slime Lab

Children Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab!

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Fire Safety Story Time

Children Kids can attend this story time with the chief of the Mosinee Fire Department!

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Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make flying saucers and paper rocket ships!

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Read With a Friend Day

All-Ages Drop-in Read with a friend at the library or make new friends with other library patrons!

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Free Family Pool Day!

Kids & Teens 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.

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Astronaut Training

Children Children of all ages are invited to join us to learn a little bit of what it takes to be an astronaut!

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Outer Space Craft Week

Children Drop-in Stop by the library any time during the week to make spaceships and paper plate aliens!

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Story Time Break

In preparation for the Summer Library Program, we will be taking a break from our regular story time schedule at the Marathon County Public Library - Wausau Headquarters! There will be no story times May 6 through June 7, 2019. Story times will resume on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Please note: Play & Learn will continue to meet during...

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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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