To support social distancing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the library is offering a variety of "Grab & Go" activity kits that may be picked up for completion at home.
These kits include most or all of the supplies needed to complete these projects and instructions (sometimes including a link to online video instructions). The target audience for each activity varies; there are activities for children, teens, adults and all ages. Some of these activities were planned as on-site library events before the pandemic and were adapted to enable at-home participation, while others were planned more recently.
How to pick up a Grab & Go activity kit:
MCPL Wausau: Visit the library any time (no appointment required) during our curbside pickup hours hours on the dates listed for the Grab & Go activity.
MCPL branches: Visit the library by appointment during our curbside pickup or appointment hours on the dates listed for the Grab & Go activity.
If you have any questions, please contact your local MCPL!
Grab & Go Events
Notes of Encouragement
All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up supplies for making cards of thanks and encouragement to health care workers, then drop them off and we'll take it from there!
Coffee Filter Bat Craft
Children Registration Drop-in Show some love for bats this fall, and get creative at the same time, with this fun take-home craft project!
Children Drop-in All ages of Pokemon fans will enjoy making this Pokeball suncatcher craft!
Letter of the Week
Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!
Children Registration Drop-in Whoooo ... made that awesome bookmark? You can with a grab and go kit with everything you'll need for an origami bookmark!
Weekly Story Time
Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library and pick up a package of crafts, books and other activities to do your own story time at home! A different theme each week!
Make Your Own Notebook
Kids & Teens Registration Drop-in Celebrate Picture Book Month with a recycled book project available in a convenient take-home kit.
Homemade Pan Flute
Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a kit and make your own flute at home!
Make Your Own Painting
Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in November to pick up a kit to create your own painting at home - and you choose whether it'll be easy, difficult or in between!
Wet Felting Acorn
All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a kit to create a lovely fall craft using the fun (and simple) technique of wet felting!
Little Treasures: DIY Mason Jar Luminaries
Adults Drop-in Pick up supplies (and instructions) at the library to make your own luminary! A perfect craft to bring a little light into your life during the long, dark winter nights!
Children Registration Drop-in Grab a premade kit for a fun fall craft to create your own felt turkey!
Children Registration Drop-in To celebrate World Kindness Day on the Nov. 13, pick up a kit at the library centered on all things kindness and featuring the book "Wonder" by RJ Palacio.
Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting
Children Registration Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings at home with a convenient kit available for pickup at the library!
Hibernation Station Story Time & Grab & Go Craft!
Children Registration Drop-in The forest animals are getting sleepy... Enjoy a virtual Story Time with fun books and fascinating facts about our animal friends who are hibernating this winter, and a fun craft to go with it!
Thank You, Omu! Gratitude Jars
Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a family activity based on the book "Thank You, Omu" by Oge Mora.
Children Registration Drop-in Kids are invited to stop by the library to pick up a fun craft kit with supplies for your own pinecone owl!
Grab & "Glow": Glowing Star Constellation
Children Drop-in Pick up a Glowing Star Constellation kit and create a constellation of your very own! Using simple materials children will be able to project a well-known star constellation on their home walls!
Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit and make your own gnome!
Make Your Own Harmonica
Children Registration Drop-in Explore the sounds of science with this awesome craft stick harmonica you can make at home!
Winter-Themed Greeting Cards
Adults Registration Drop-in Stop by the library and pick up supplies to make your own special greeting card for a friend or family member!
Children Drop-in Make a colorful, magical snowman with this Grab & Go kit!
Colorful Winter Hat Craft
Children Drop-in Kids can make a colorful paper winter hat with supplies from this kit!
Paper Bag Snowflakes
All-Ages Drop-in All ages can stop by the library to pick up a fun winter craft kit containing supplies for making paper snowflakes!
Pipe Cleaner Snake
Children Drop-in Kids can stop by the library to get a Grab & Go kit to make a pipe cleaner snake!