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.
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 assistance is needed, any group of 10 or more that plans to... (read more)
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. Inhabitants of... (read more)
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.
Reliable guides for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference.
The PBS Wisconsin Education website contains collections of high-quality digital media for Wisconsin's K-12 students and teachers, including video, sounds and images organized by subject area. (Formerly known as WPT Education and Wisconsin Media Lab.)
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.
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.
Research database for teachers providing indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals. Covers subjects such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, instructional media, school administration and teacher education.
The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.
"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."
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).
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."
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...