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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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Outdoor Family Story Time: Hatley

Children Bring your family or the little ones you care for to these special outdoor story times at the library!

  • Tue., 8/16/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
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Outdoor Family Story Time

Children Join us at the library in the warmer months for family story time outdoors!

  • Wed., 8/17/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Stuffed Animal Story Time & Campout!

Children Children and their families are invited to a special story time, and encouraged to leave their stuffed animals at the library for an overnight stay!

  • Wed., 8/17/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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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., 8/17/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Outdoor Family Story Time: Marathon City

Children Bring your family to a series of outdoor story times at the library!

  • Thu., 8/18/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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Story Time in the Park

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to bring the little ones for an outdoor story time at Veteran's Memorial Park next to the library!

  • Tue., 8/30/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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Outdoor Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to a special outdoor story time with the library staff at River Park!

  • Wed., 8/31/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ River Park (Mosinee)
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Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg

Meet the Mayor Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to a special story time at our Wausau headquarters with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg!

  • Thu., 9/1/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Wausau 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!

  • Tue., 9/6/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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., 9/6/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Stratford Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to story times every other week through the fall at the library!

  • Wed., 9/7/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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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., 9/14/22, 3:304 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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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., 9/19/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
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Edgar Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to the library for stories, activities and more during our Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 9/20/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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Meet a Police Officer!

Children Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a police officer? Join us for a story time about these community helpers and meet a real police officer with the Wausau Police Department!

  • Thu., 9/22/22, 1010:45 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Central Wisconsin Book Festival
Story Time With Author Jamie Swenson

Children Join children's author and early literacy storyteller Jamie A. Swenson for a fun, interactive story time filled with songs, rhymes, and books perfect for the whole family!

  • Fri., 9/23/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ Portage County Public Library (Stevens Point)

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Apples Abound: Athens Story Time & Crafts

Children Children and families are invited to join the Athens staff for a special morning all about apples with a story time and crafts!

  • Sat., 9/24/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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