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Free magazines online in Wisconsin's Digital Library!

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February 10, 2021

Magazines are now available for free online access in Wisconsin's Digital Library (WDL)! In addition to e-books, digital audiobooks and videos, WDL now includes more than 3,000 magazines.  These magazines are available for simultaneous use statewide (no waiting lists) and may be accessed using the Libby app, the OverDrive app or the WDL website. You just need your library card to log in. Each magazine can be borrowed for a maximum of 21 days, and you can even check out and read back issues! To view this collection: visit;  OR in the WDL main menu, select "Collections" and use the "Magazines" list;  OR in the...

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Libraries were created for times like these!

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June 24, 2020

Let’s face it: A library, on its own, cannot change the world. It’s a physical building — bricks, windows, shelves — filled with inanimate, physical materials like books, movies, and music. But… a library can be an agent of change for the people who visit — a source for learning about the world as it exists today and the history of where we’ve been as a planet, as a country, as a state, and as a people. Through the materials in our buildings, libraries are places that foster understanding and empathy.  People who work at libraries (myself included) pride themselves on the fact that we provide information on just about any topic, and always in a nonjudgmental way. It’s simple...

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Building Blocks Series

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July 11, 2014

The first 1000 days of a child's life will influence his or her future academic achievement greatly. A child's brain is only about 25% developed at birth and develops to about 85% at age 3, or about 1000 days old. Marathon County's Early Years Coalition is taking proactive steps to ensuring parents have information and support for those first 1000 days so they raise great kids. The Wausau Daily Herald interviewed members of the coalition in the hopes of spreading the word about what parents can do to ensure their child is healthy, safe, ready for school, and great! Check out the links to other episodes and information to see how you can raise a great child in Marathon County. New episodes will air Fridays...

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Reference Round-Up!

June 9, 2014

The Marathon County Public Library offers many services along with a world of information in various forms. One of the most in-demand resources the library offers is our collection of Wausau Daily Herald newspapers at MCPL Wausau. The newspaper is available in two forms. The library retains paper copies of current issues until we receive a microfilm copy. Normally one microfilm reel contains one month's worth of issues. The library has microfilm of the Wausau Daily Herald back to its origins in 1907. The library also has microfilm copies of the four newspapers that preceded the Wausau Daily Herald, namely The Central Wisconsin, Torch of Liberty, Wausau Pilot and Wausau Sun. Microfilm...

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400 Block, City Square, Freedom Square, or...?

February 9, 2011

February 9-25, area residents can vote to name the park in downtown Wausau! Click here to vote! Paper ballots are also available at MCPL Wausau. Commonly referred to as "The 400 Block," the space is currently being developed and will be given a new, "official" name when the City Council meets on March 22. Voting results will be presented at a meeting on March 9. The "Top Ten" names on the ballot are (in no particular order):  Alexander Square, Bull Falls Square, City Square, Court House Square, 400 Block, Freedom Square, Founder's Square, Grand Plaza, Metro Square, McIndoe Square A more detailed article about this topic may be viewed on the...

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New Magazines Added to the Wausau Library Collection!

June 25, 2008

Check Out the Following Titles Just Added to the Wausau Magazine Shelves!             Look for the Following Titles in the Weeks to Come!     

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Wausau Daily Herald

May 16, 2007

Many people are aware that the Wausau Daily Herald has a presence on the Internet. However, did you know that the library offers a more comprehensive database of Wausau Daily Herald articles that has great searching features?   All it requires is having a library card! The Wausau Daily Herald Newsbank contains information on hot news topics and the complete full-text content of the Wausau Daily Herald starting in 2000.  To access the Wausau Daily Herald, click on the Research Resources at the top of the MCPL homepage. The Wausau Daily Herald Newspaper Index (Newsbank) appears at the bottom of the page.  If you are accessing the system...

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