Visit your local MCPL for children's activities for all ages, including story times, arts & crafts, family movies, early literacy programs, STEAM / STEM events, music and theatrical performances, hands-on learning, our summer library program and more!
Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for kids at our locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.
We also publish featured events on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Please note: If you plan to bring a large group to a children's event at the library, please notify us using our group visit form.
Family Story Time
Children Follow along with a variety of stories, songs and other activities shared by library staff on Facebook or YouTube! New programs every week!
Children Where do bugs sleep at night? You might find out and have fun with a couple kinds of bug hotel projects, too! Available for pickup in July at any MCPL location.
Library Card Pool Day
All-Ages Drop-in A library card is good for more than just books, movies or music! Any MCPL patron can use their card for free entry to any of Wausau's outdoor pools!
Friends of MCPL Public Book Sale
All-Ages Stop by the library in early August and browse through thousands of items during our first Friends of MCPL sale open to the general public!
Outdoor Story Time
Children Join us for a special outdoor story time with all sorts of fun songs and stories!
Chalkfest Story Time
Children Bring your budding artists to the library for this fun, interactive story time all about chalk art!
Story Time for Dragon Lovers!
Children Join us outdoors for a special Summer Library Program story time that's all about dragons!
Friends of the Library Members-Only Sale!
All-Ages Drop-in Our Friends of the Library are excited to welcome back their members for their monthly sales! If you're not a member and want to browse and buy, you can join on the spot!
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Kids & Teens Drop-in Share your creativity with others at the library by decorating our sidewalks with chalk art!
Fun Feathered Magpie Magnet
Children Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in August and pick up a fun craft kit to create your own feathered magnet!
Fabulous Fall Story Time
Children Celebrate the fall season with a fabulous story time in the park! Even better, in the park right next to the library!
Children Kids can make their own fun paper rockets at home (or anywhere) anytime with this Grab and Go kit!