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Children's Events

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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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Blazing Star Spinner

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own spinning shooting star with this free Grab & Go kit!

  • 10/110/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Children's Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Children Drop-in Show your artistic side with a pumpkin decorating contest at the library! Drop one off adorned with your favorite children's character and patrons will pick the top 3!

  • 10/110/31/21 @ MCPL Rothschild

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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!

  • Attend 10/2611/1/21 @ Online (See event details.)
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Marble Maze Run

Children Drop-in Kids can make their own fun mini marble maze track with this Grab & Go kit!

  • 11/111/30/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Friends of MCPL Public Book Sale

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library in early November and browse through thousands of items during our first Friends of MCPL sale open to the general public!

  • 11/311/6/21 @ MCPL Wausau

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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!

  • Sat., 11/20/21, 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Fine Motor Aquarium

Children Drop-in Kids can create their own craft aquarium with this Grab & Go kit!

  • 12/112/31/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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