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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 weekly basis, while some are specially scheduled. See below for details.

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.

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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!

  • Thu., 4/9/20, 1010:15 a.m. @ Facebook (Online)
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CANCELED: Play & Learn

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

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 10–11:30 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • CANCELED: Fri., 4/10/20, 9:30–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 2:30–3:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
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CANCELED: Preschool Story Time

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

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Family Story Time

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

  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/9/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City
  • CANCELED: Sat., 4/11/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Athens
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 2–2:30 p.m. @ MCPL Spencer
  • CANCELED: Thu., 4/16/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Edgar
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
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CANCELED: Book Babies

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/13/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Family Adventure Night: Superheroes!

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

  • CANCELED: Mon., 4/13/20, 6–7 p.m. @ MCPL Edgar

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CANCELED: Tales for Tots

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10–10:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/14/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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CANCELED: Yoga Story Time

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

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/15/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee

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CANCELED: Children's Author Karen Lorge: "Huntzi & Ruthie: Finding Home Together"

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

  • CANCELED: Tue., 4/21/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Hatley
  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/29/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Mosinee
  • CANCELED: Sat., 5/2/20, 10:30–11 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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CANCELED: Earth Day Story Time & Stained Glass Craft

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

  • CANCELED: Wed., 4/22/20, 10:30–11:30 a.m. @ MCPL Athens

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Saturday Spotlight: Breakfast

Children Drop-in Visit the library anytime on Saturday, March 21st to celebrate our favorite meal of the day - breakfast! - with stories and crafts.

  • Sat., 5/16/20, 10 a.m.2 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild

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World Oceans Day

Children Join us for a fun morning of stories, fish and other oceanic creatures, and crafts during our annual World Oceans Day celebration!

  • Sat., 6/6/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Paws to Read

Children Drop-in Young readers can improve their reading skills or keep skills sharp throughout the summer by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs!

  • Tue., 6/9/20, 5:306:30 p.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
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Unicorn Sparkle & Shine Story Time

Children Hear stories about unicorns and make crafts during this magical story time!

  • Wed., 6/10/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford
  • Thu., 7/23/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Marathon City

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children Drop-in Drop your best stuffed friend off at the library for a sleepover!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Storybook STEM: Three Little Pigs Building

Children Hear retellings of this classic tale and make your own model house!

  • Wed., 6/17/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Rothschild
  • Thu., 7/16/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Jack & the Beanstalk

Children Drop-in Kids can plant their own bean and watch it grow throughout the summer!

  • Sat., 6/20/20, 10:3011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau

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Story Time for Dragon Lovers!

Children Hear stories, make crafts and sing songs during this dragon-themed story time!

  • Wed., 7/1/20, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m. @ MCPL Stratford

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Story Time at the Splash Pad

Children Attend this afternoon of stories, water, songs and rhymes - all outside!

  • Tue., 8/4/20, 11:30 p.m. @ Marathon Park

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