Events: Grades K 5

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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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Home School Huddle

Children 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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Play & Learn

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

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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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Building Challenge Week

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

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Star Wars Reads Month

Children Drop-in Visit the library throughout October for various Star Wars-themed crafts and activities!

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Warrior Wednesday

Children If you LOVE the "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter, join us for a fun night of Warriors activities!

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Family Pajama Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time filled with relaxing stories, music and movement - pajamas, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged!

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Fall Craft Day

Children Drop-in Young ones and their parents or caregivers can take advantage of a no-school day and create some fun fall crafts!

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Popsicle Puppets

Children Drop-in Make your own puppets, action figures or fashion dolls during this drop-in event!

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Children Registration Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room!

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Create Shadow Drawings!

Children Kids are welcome to join us for a super fun activity that includes both hands-on craft creation and drawing!

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Yarn Monster Kid's Craft

Children Kids can make their very own monster (or something less spooky) during this week-long craft event!

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Monster Mash Story Time

Children Join us for a fun and silly Halloween-themed story time, featuring music, crafts and more!

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Recycled Craft Week: Make a Papier Mâché Bowl!

All-Ages Drop-in Stop in the library and show your creativity by designing your very own papier mâché bowl. Your imagination is the only limit!

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Book Bowl ... the Prequel!

Children Wausau School District students can prepare for the 2020 Book Bowl with fun games centered around this year's selections!

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By now, you’ve probably heard that a child’s brain grows to 80% of its adult size by the age of 3. Did you also know that young children who hear at least 1,000 books are more ready to read once they enter kindergarten?  If you want a fun and easy way to keep track of your child’s reading, help grow their brain, and earn incentives (like picture...

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Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life.  The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident. Inhabitants of the...

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