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Story Times

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Bring your children to story time at your local Marathon County Public Library!

Story times are intended to introduce children to literature and reading through storytelling, songs, games, puppets and fingerplays.

Many of our story times meet on a regular basis, while some are specially scheduled. See below for details.

Story times are offered at our Wausau headquarters and branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marthon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

Virtual story times are posted on our YouTube channel.

Additional programs for young children:

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Events

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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., 10/3/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
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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., 10/4/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Hatley Family Story Time

Children Bring your family to story time! Children of all ages and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend these 30-minute programs!

  • Tue., 10/4/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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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., 10/4/22, 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., 10/4/22, 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., 10/5/22, 1011 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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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., 10/6/22, 10:3011:15 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
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CANCELED: Outdoor Family Story Time

Children This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Mon., 10/3/22, 6–6:30 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., 10/12/22, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
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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., 10/12/22, 3:304 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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Meet a Firefighter Story Time

Children Children and their parents and caregivers are invited to the library for a special story time with firefighters from the Wausau Fire Department!

  • Thu., 10/20/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Autumn Leaves: Story Time & Crafts

Children Children and their families and caregivers are invited to the library for a special fall story time, complete with a fun craft project.

  • Sat., 10/22/22, 11 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Mosinee Family Story Time

Children Children and their families and caregivers are invited to the library as we move our story times indoors this fall!

  • Wed., 10/26/22, 10:3011 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
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Celebrate Eric Carle Story Time

Children Join us for a story time at the library celebrating beloved children's author and illustrator, Eric Carle!

  • Tue., 11/15/22, 1010:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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