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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 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.

MCPL On-site For Children For Parents For Educators Events

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Virtual Story Time

Children Hear a variety of stories read by library staff live on Facebook!

  • Attend Tue., 1/26/21, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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Symmetrical Snowflakes

Children Registration [except Wausau] Drop-in Pick-up a Symmetrical Snowflake kit geared for young children from any MCPL location during the month of January!

  • 1/41/29/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge

All-Ages Registration Drop-in Calling all ages of readers! Join MCPL in its first ever virtual reading challenge and tackle 10 hours of reading in January!

  • Register 1/11/31/21 @ Online (See event details.)

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Trail Tales

Children Join us for another round of Trail Tales and get some great winter exercise, too!

  • 1/142/12/21 @ Nine Mile

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Our Solar System

Children Registration [except Wausau] Drop-in Create your own solar system in your tiny little corner of it, with this fun grab-and-go kit!

  • 2/12/26/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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Black History Month Children's Reading With Kayley

Children Join us for a Black History Month children's book reading with local activist Kayley McColley!

  • Attend Wed., 2/10/21, 1010:30 a.m. @ Online (See event details.)
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3D Rainbow Mobile

Children Registration [except Wausau] Children, or their parents or caregivers, can stop by any MCPL location in March and pick up a take-home kit to make their own 3D rainbow!

  • 3/13/31/21 @ All MCPL Locations

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