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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

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Wausau Family 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., 12/6/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Rothschild 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., 12/6/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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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., 12/6/22, 1111:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
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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., 12/7/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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., 12/7/22, 3:304 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Aquarium Anniversary Touch Pool & Activities

Children Join us in celebrating 10 years of the Phyllis Donner Aquarium at the library! We'll have a touch pool with small aquatic creatures and our aquarium expert will be on hand to answer questions!

  • Thu., 12/8/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Snow Slime

Children Stop by the library to create a fun craft that combines snow and slime! How is that possible? Join us to find out!

  • Thu., 12/8/22, 36 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Grab & Go
Snow Globe

Children Drop-in No need to step outside to play in the snow (even though that's super fun): Stop by any MCPL location to pick up a grab and go kit to create your very own snow globe!

  • 12/112/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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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., 12/12/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Pokemon Club

Children Our popular Pokemon Club is back at the library! Join us on the second Tuesday of every month, starting Sept. 13!

  • Tue., 12/13/22, 45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Stratford Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to story times twice each month through the fall at the library!

  • Wed., 12/14/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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Marathon City Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us every other Thursday morning at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Thu., 12/15/22, 10:3011:15 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Spanish Play & Learn

Children Join Children's Wisconsin at the library for a special story time entirely in Spanish!

  • Thu., 12/15/22, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Children's Matinee: "Abominable"

Children Movies are back at the library! Join us for a screening of the winter-themed flick "Abominable"!

  • Wed., 12/28/22, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Children's Matinee: "Frozen II"

Children Movies are back at the library! Join us at the library for a showing of Frozen II during winter break! Free and BYO popcorn!

  • Thu., 12/29/22, 13 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Bouncing Babies Story Time

Children Babies and their caregivers are invited to the library for 20 minutes of lap-sit story time! What is lap-sit story time? Babies sit in a caregivers lap and enjoy songs and rhymes while bouncing along!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Hatley Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us every Tuesday morning at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Rothschild Family Story Time

Children Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the library for Family Story Time!

  • Tue., 1/3/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Wausau Play & Learn Story Time

Children Join us for a story, music, crafts and much more every Wednesday led by Children's Wisconsin during our Play and Learn Story Time!

  • Wed., 1/4/23, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Wausau Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us in Wausau for story times twice each week!

  • Thu., 1/5/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to the library once each month for the return of our popular LEGO® Block Party!

  • Sat., 1/7/23, 11 a.m.1 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Tales for Tots Story Time

Children Little movers and their parents and caregivers, join us for a fun and interactive story time every Monday geared for toddlers!

  • Mon., 1/9/23, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Pokemon Club

Children Drop-in Calling all Pokemon fans! Our popular Pokemon Club is back at the library! Join us each month to gather with other fans.

  • Tue., 1/10/23, 45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Mosinee Story Time

Children Children and their families and caregivers are invited to the library throughout the winter and spring as we gather twice each month for family story time!

  • Wed., 1/11/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
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Athens Family Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us every Monday this winter and spring at the library for family story time!

  • Mon., 1/23/23, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Popsicle Stick Winter Animals

Children Stop by the library anytime between 11am and 2pm on Jan. 24 to create your very own winter animal using a few simple craft supplies!

  • Tue., 1/24/23, 11 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Friends of MCPL Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library during our Friends of MCPL sale and you just might find your next treasured item: a book, a movie or something else from the wide variety of materials available!

  • 2/12/4/23 @ MCPL Wausau

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Moon Phase Puzzle Project

Kids & Teens Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to the library for a special craft project all about the moon! It won't hit your eye "like a big pizza pie," but it sure will be fun!

  • Mon., 2/6/23, 45 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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Elephant & Piggie Party

Children Come to the library for a morning of celebrating all things Elephant and Piggie with stories, crafts and more!

  • Thu., 2/9/23, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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