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ATTENTION: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon., 1/21, for MLK 'Day On.'

Story Times

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.

Story times meet regularly according to the schedule below; however, exceptions are possible due to holiday closings, special children's events and the summer library program.

Area daycare providers may schedule a morning or afternoon story time at MCPL Wausau on Thursdays, September –May. Call 715-261-7220 or use our Group Visit Form to add your group to the schedule.


CANCELED: Book Babies

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 1/21/19, 10–10:30am @ MCPL Wausau

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Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! We have two half-hour sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - stop by for either one!

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Home School Huddle

Children's Event Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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Preschool Story Time

Children's Event This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities.

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Winter Fest

Children's Event Drop-in Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!

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Book Babies

Children's Event Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Penguin Puppet Craft Day

Children's Event Hear penguin stories and make a cute puppet craft during this free family event!

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Family Adventure Night: Paw Patrol

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Paw Patrol" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Family Adventure Night: Who is Dr. Seuss?

Children's Event Hear stories written by Dr. Seuss and make fun crafts related to some of his most famous books during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Hey, It's The Sun! Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about the sun and make a decorative craft during this special story time!

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Get Money Smart!

Children's Event Join us during Money Smart Week for special money related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Family Adventure Night: Peppa Pig

Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!

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Mo Willems Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a special story time celebrating the books of popular children's author Mo Willems!

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Story Time from Space!

Children's Event Hear stories about outer space, and hear a story read by an astronaut from the International Space Station!

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Hop Like a Bunny Story Time

Children's Event Hear stories about bunnies, then make a cute craft, with all supplies provided!

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Celebrate Earth Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day at the library with a special story time!

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Mother's Day Story Time

Children's Event Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!

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Under the sea is an exciting place to be, so bring your young children to MCPL Wausau to experience the ocean-themed activities and books in the Early Literacy Center (ELC) during the months of January and February!  Some of the activities we have available include puzzles for learning colors and matching animal shapes, a fish felt board featuring...

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