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.
Children Drop-in Join us for more Trail Tales this summer at Marathon Park! These collaborations between the library and the Marathon County Parks Dept. are a great way to exercise the body and the mind!
Fiber Arts Kits
All-Ages Registration Drop-in Stop by the library in July to pick up a kit of supplies and instructions to create your own fiber arts project at home!
Children Registration Drop-in Make your own colorful, sparkly unicorn and spark your creativity before you start with a few online stories, with this grab and go craft project!
Children Registration Drop-in Pick up a kit throughout the summer via curbside pickup at various MCPL locations to craft your own dragon at home!
Virtual Story Time
Children Just because MCPL is currently closed doesn't mean we can't share stories with each other: Join us for virtual story time!
Jack & the Beanstalk
Children Registration Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean at home and watch it grow throughout the summer, with supplies and instructions provided by the library via curbside pickup, as well as stories for budding green thumbs!
Children Drop-in Take a stroll through Bluegill Bay Park this summer and read while you walk with our Trail Tales program!
Superhero Craft Kit
Children Registration Drop-in Patrons can discover and create their inner superhero with a special craft kit available at the library!
Kids & Teens Make a mystical dragon's egg during this craft event!
All-Ages Drop-in Drop by the library to work on fiber arts projects such as knitting, crocheting and quilting!
"Forever Garden" Woven Sunflower Project
Children Drop-in Become inspired by Laurel Snyder's "The Forever Garden" picture book; listen to the story and create your own sunflower. Available for curbside pickup at the library.
Kids & Teens Drop-in Make castles out of newspaper during this drop-in event!
Create Your Own Crown!
Children Drop-in Make and decorate your own royal crown!
Mission STEAM: Lego WeDo
Kids & Teens Drop-in Work with programmable LEGO blocks during this week of STEAM!
Bow-Tie Noodle Butterfly
Children Registration Kids and their caregivers are welcome to pick up a take-home kit from the library and create a butterfly craft using brightly painted bow-tie pasta!
Honor Flight Mail Call
All-Ages Drop-in Make cards and letter to be given to local veterans returning on the Honor Flight in October!
Mission STEAM: Gravity Maze
Children Drop-in Create a gravity maze during this week of STEAM!
Mission STEAM: Dash & Dot Robots
Children Drop-in Young patrons are invited to experiment with coding and robotic technology using the Dash & Dot robot kits!
Preschool Art Lab: Tissue Paper Painting
Children Drop-in Preschoolers can make colorful tissue paper paintings!