Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/21, and closed all day Thu., 11/22.

Resources: For Educators

On-site Resources

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Group Visits

We would love to show your group all the library has to offer! We regularly welcome groups of gradeschool and college students, community organizations, and others. To help us plan for your visit, please complete the form on this page in accordance with the following stipulations: Whether staff... MCPL On-site For Educators
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Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life. The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident. MCPL On-site Animals and Pets Nature and the Environment For Children For Educators
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Proctoring

Take your proctored exam at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance and online courses. Please review the following information sheets: Proctoring at MCPL Wausau |... MCPL On-site Online Courses College Prep For Educators For Teens For Adults

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

Wisconsin Media Lab

Collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers. Includes video, sound and image collections organized by subject area. (Includes ECB VideoLink.) BadgerLink Online For Children For Educators For Teens
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TeachingBooks

Provides audio excerpts of book readings, movies of authors and illustrators, and guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. BadgerLink For Educators Reading Advice Online
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Children's Core Collection

Reliable guides to help librarians with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference. Details For libraries and educators serving readers in preschool through sixth grade  Book recommendations to assist with collection development and weeding More than 49,000 fiction and... (read more) BadgerLink Online For Educators Reading Advice

Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change by Wisconsin Public Television.   Details 10 short videos and two animations. Includes background essays and online interactives. Great for grades 6-12. BadgerLink Online For Children Teens For Educators

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Connect Safely

"ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy." Web For Parents For Educators

Internet Safety

This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Created by The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ). For Children For Teens For Educators Computers and Technology Online Web

PBS Parents

This resource on child development and early learning "also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS Kids program." Web For Parents For Educators

Wisconsin First Nations: American Indian Studies in Wisconsin

This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin. It also assists educators in fulfilling Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and... Online Web History Wisconsin For Educators