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Story Times

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.

Story times meet regularly according to the schedule below; however, exceptions are possible due to holiday closings, special children's events and the summer library program.

Area daycare providers may schedule a morning or afternoon story time at MCPL Wausau on Thursdays, September –May. Call 715-261-7220 or use our Group Visit Form to add your group to the schedule.


Book Babies

Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tales for Tots

Children Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

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Play and 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. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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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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Preschool Story Time

Children This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.

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Get Money Smart!

Children Join us during Money Smart Week for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

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

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Mo Willems Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time celebrating the books of popular children's author Mo Willems!

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Story Time from Space!

Children Hear stories about outer space, and hear a story read by an astronaut from the International Space Station!

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Hop Like a Bunny Story Time

Children Hear stories about bunnies, then make a cute craft, with all supplies provided!

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Celebrate Spring Story Time

Children We're "eggcited" at story time, because Spring is here! Come celebrate with us.

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Celebrate Earth Day Story Time

Children Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a special story time!

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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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"Rock on Kindness" Author Stepheni Curran

Kids & Adults In celebration of Children's Book Week, Wisconsin author Stephani Curran will visit us and talk about her book "Rock on, Kindness!"

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Spring Story Time Break

Kids & Adults To prepare for our annual Summer Library Program, MCPL-Wausau will be taking a story time break. Our summer session starts June 10!

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Mother's Day Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!

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World Ocean's 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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Toddler Dance Party

Children Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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Moon and Stars Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time at the library as we celebrate the moon and stars in the sky!

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Planets, Stars and Beyond!

Children Join us for this special family story time about traveling to the planets and stars!

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Celebrate the USA Story Time

Children Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic story time and craft event!

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Groovy Space Story Time

Children Feeling groovy? If not, would you like to? Join us for a special groovy story time with fun outer space stories, songs and crafts!

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Summer Story Time Break

Children To prepare for the transition from summer to fall, the library will be taking a story time break from Aug. 10-Sept. 2!

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Eat your Veggies Story Time

Children Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies and games!

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Shine like the Sun Story Time

Children Kids can hear stories about the sun and conduct an easy, educational science experiment!

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Author Cindy Meyering reads from her book at the Marathon City Branch, 2019

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On January 9 and January 12, local author Cindy Meyering visited the Marathon County Public Library’s Marathon City Branch to talk about, and read from, her new book I’m There for You. Meyering lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Mark. She is a retired teacher, but continues to enjoy time in the classroom by substitute teaching. I’m There for You is her...

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