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Story Times

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Bring your children to story time at your local Marathon County Public Library!

Story times are intended to introduce children to literature and reading through storytelling, songs, games, puppets and fingerplays.

Many of our story times meet on a regular basis, while some are specially scheduled. See below for details.

Story times are offered at our Wausau headquarters and branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marthon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

Virtual story times are posted on our YouTube channel.

Additional programs for young children:

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Events

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Wausau Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us in Wausau for stories, songs and more every Tuesday and Thursday!

  • Thu., 12/8/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Aquarium Anniversary Touch Pool & Activities

Children Join us in celebrating 10 years of the Phyllis Donner Aquarium at the library! We'll have a touch pool with small aquatic creatures and our aquarium expert will be on hand to answer questions!

  • Thu., 12/8/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Athens Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us every other Monday this fall at the library for family story time!

  • Mon., 12/12/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Wausau Play & Learn Story Time

Children Join us in Wausau every Wednesday for a story, music, crafts and much more with a special story time led by Children's Wisconsin!

  • Wed., 12/14/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Stratford Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to story times twice each month through the fall at the library!

  • Wed., 12/14/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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Marathon City Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us every other Thursday morning at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Thu., 12/15/22, 10:3011:15 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Spanish Play & Learn

Children Join Children's Wisconsin at the library for a special story time entirely in Spanish!

  • Thu., 12/15/22, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Rothschild Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us this fall on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 12/20/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Spencer Family Story Time

Children Families and children with their caregivers are invited to join us for family story time at the library!

  • Wed., 12/21/22, 3:304 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer

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Bouncing Babies Story Time

Children Babies and their caregivers are invited to the library for 20 minutes of lap-sit story time! What is lap-sit story time? Babies sit in a caregivers lap and enjoy songs and rhymes while bouncing along!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Hatley Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us every Tuesday morning at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Rothschild Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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Wausau Play & Learn Story Time

Children Join us for a story, music, crafts and much more every Wednesday led by Children's Wisconsin during our Play and Learn Story Time!

  • Wed., 1/4/23, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Wausau Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us in Wausau for story times twice each week!

  • Thu., 1/5/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Tales for Tots Story Time

Children Little movers and their parents and caregivers, join us for a fun and interactive story time every Monday geared for toddlers!

  • Mon., 1/9/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Mosinee Story Time

Children Children and their families and caregivers are invited to the library throughout the winter and spring as we gather twice each month for family story time!

  • Wed., 1/11/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
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Athens Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us every Monday this winter and spring at the library for family story time!

  • Mon., 1/23/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Elephant & Piggie Party

Children Come to the library for a morning of celebrating all things Elephant and Piggie with stories, crafts and more!

  • Thu., 2/9/23, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Read Across America Day

Children Help us celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 with our favorite activity - reading!

  • Thu., 3/2/23 @ MCPL Wausau

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