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 branches in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford. We also publish featured kids events on our social media channels.
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.
Letter of the Week
Children Registration Drop-in Let's learn our letters with books and fun activities for your little one(s)!
Preschool Pumpkin Program
Children Drop-in You've heard the phrase "It's what's on the inside that counts." That is definitely true for this fun DIY pumpkin craft kids can do from the comfort and safety of home!
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!
Pony Bead Pumpkins
Kids & Teens Drop-in Stop by the library in October to pick up a fun pumpkin craft project that can be done in the comfort and safety of home!
Tear Art Fall Wreath
Children Drop-in Kids are invited to create a simple and fun fall wreath decoration with kit of supplies available for pickup!
Preschool Pipe Cleaner-Palooza!
Children Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit that's not only fun to create, but exercises those brain muscles, too!
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!
Virtual Story Time
Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!
Colossal Fossils Presents...
Children Registration Join Colossal Fossils for a virtual 16-week course on all things dinosaurs, fossils, and mammoths in partnership with the Marathon County Public Library! New topic each week!
Six Spooky Words Story Contest
All-Ages Drop-in Cast a light into the darkest corners of your imagination and tell us what you see ... in six words! Starting Oct. 12, we're collecting entries for our Six Scary Words story contest. All ages welcome!
Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, kids can be an engineer and design their own catapult with this grab and go kit!
Children Drop-in In partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, preschoolers (or their parents or caregivers) can pick up a kit that's part craft, part screen-free coding!
We Love Leaf Man!
Children Registration Drop-in Stop by the library to pick up a craft kit based on the popular story Leaf Man, and listen to a reading of the book, too!
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!
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!
Make Your Own Notebook
Kids & Teens Registration Celebrate Picture Book Month with a recycled book project available in a convenient take-home kit.
Homemade Pan Flute
Children Registration Stop by the library to pick up a kit and make your own flute at home!
National Adoption Month Read Aloud
Children November is National Adoption Month, so join us for a special read-aloud about families and adoption!
Grab & Go Craft: 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!
Children Registration Drop-in Grab a premade kit for a fun fall craft to create your own felt turkey!
"Wonder"-ful Kindness Grab & Go Kits
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 & Craft!
Children Registration Drop-in The forest animals are getting sleepy... Enjoy a special Story Time with fun books and fascinating facts all about our animal friends who are hibernating this winter, and a fun craft to go with it!