The Marathon County Public Library’s homebound outreach program, which provides home delivery option to library patrons who can’t access materials in any other way, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Discover how this program, run by volunteers, helps ensure all Marathon County residents have equal and open access to information. (Click title to read full article…).
Outdoor Story Times Are Coming To A Library Near You!
Beginning this Spring, several Marathon County Public Library locations will once again host story times for families to enjoy…only outside! Check out the article to learn more about story time locations, what you should bring with you if you plan to attend, and where you can find the most up-to-date story time schedule. (Click title to read article…)
Celebrate Literacy with Marathon County Public Library Programs and Resources
November is National Family Literacy Month – a holiday tailor made for libraries like the Marathon County Public Library. Read more to learn about some of the programs and online resources available through MCPL, including videos, websites and other resources that can be accessed 24/7 at your convenience!
Recently Re-opened Public Library in Wausau Has a New Look!
All Marathon County Public Library (MCPL) locations returned to pre-pandemic operating hours on June 1, 2021. A closure that lasted more than 1 year gave the library a chance to make some changes at its Wausau Headquarters.
If you haven’t been back to the library yet, check out some pictures of updates you can look forward to at MCPL Wausau, including new, modern furniture; comfy, private study nooks; an updated Teen Zone with charging stations; a beautiful repurposed Rotunda, first-floor computers; and more! (Click the title for details…)
Save the Dates :: Central Wisconsin Book Festival Is Coming Sept. 17-26, 2021
The 5th annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival will include up to 30 events spread across Wausau, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, along with various virtual events. Children’s authors, non-fiction, poetry, and, of course, fiction will all be part of the 10-day lineup. Read on to see some of the authors and poets already scheduled to attend. (Click the title for details…)
Marathon County Public Libraries Aim for June Reopening to the Public
The Marathon County Board of Trustees set a tentative date of June 1, 2021, for all 9 MCPL locations to return to pre-pandemic hours of operation.
Get the details on what will be available (and what won’t) at that time, and read about some of the great summer programming they have lined up for their dedicated patrons — including outdoor family story times! (Click the title for details…)
April Activities (& Changes Happening Inside) at Marathon County Public Libraries (MCPL)
Read on for an update on MCPL’s April classes and crafts (like virtual poetry readings and bracelet kits), and learn a bit about some of the renovations taking place to give the libraries a fresh new look. For example, pictured above is one of the new workstations at the MCPL-Wausau Headquarters that offers a place to charge devices as you work.(Click the title for details…)
Marathon County to Boost Public Library Wi-Fi Signal With CARES Act Funding
With limited access to the libraries and an increasing need for internet access due to the pandemic, Marathon County will use federal funding to increase the strength of its Wi-Fi signals, which will result in faster download and upload speeds for patrons using their own devices while parked outside area libraries when they are closed. (Click the title for details…)
Marathon County Historical Society & Public Library Team Up for Virtual Events
The Marathon County Historical Society and Marathon County Public Library are partnering on a series of virtual programs this fall.
Tune in via Zoom or Facebook for a look at local, state, and national history on topics like: Marathon County Schools, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Death & Dying, and more. BONUS: Programs are archived on YouTube if you can’t attend the live events. (Click the title for details…)
2020 Central Wisconsin (Virtual) Book Festival :: Featuring Events for Literature Lovers of All Stripes
The 4th annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival takes place September 21–27, with events spanning over the course of 6 days. The coronavirus pandemic spurred an all-virtual festival for 2020. Fans of the written word can watch the full lineup of guests (via Zoom) from the comforts of home this year.
Check out this year’s lineup, which includes: a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, a U.S. Poet Laureate, a New York Times bestselling author, a panel discussion on homelessness, and much more. (Click the title for details…)