Marathon County Public Library Activities: March

From March 1 through March 31, adults can pick up a free Grab & Go craft kit at any of nine Marathon County Public Library locations. The kit will contain supplies to make a sari silk wrapped bracelet. Free and available while supplies last. For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Until May 27, young writers aged 9 to 18 are invited to submit original and unpublished poems for the MCPL Youth Poetry Contest. There is no length limit and each person can enter two poems. Entrants must be residents of Marathon County. Submit nominations to [email protected] or drop them off in person at any MCPL location. Winners will receive recognition and prizes. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


From March 1-31, the library will offer a free Grab & Go kit for kids at its nine locations. Each kit will contain supplies to make a monster magnet using the art of quilling. Kits are free and available while supplies last and can be picked up any time the library opens. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 1, we will read a variety of stories celebrating women in history. Plus, check out the Grab & Go kit available for kids at all MCPL locations throughout March! A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 8, we’ll be reading funny and wacky stories about chickens! A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


The Rothschild branch of the library, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, will host a slumber party with stuffed animals on March 10. Kids can drop off one of their stuffed animals at the branch anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The stuffed friend will spend the night at the library and can then be picked up the next day. Parents will be emailed photos of all the fun shenanigans the toys did during their stay. Free. For more information, call 715-359-6208.

Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 15, children and families can hear library staff reading picture books about some of their favorite snacks. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Wisconsin teens are invited to this virtual hangout hosted by teen librarians from across the state! The hangout/chat will take place on March 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., via Zoom. Teens can break out of a virtual escape room, learn how to tie a Celtic knot, and more. Free. Registration required by visiting https://bit.ly/3HdFSTQ. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 22, the stories will all feature construction equipment. Plus, listen to a fun nursery rhyme that matches the construction theme. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime! Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On March 29, the stories will be all about the trains. A new story hour is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch anytime. Free. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

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