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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask Staff of the Marathon County PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Director Ralph Illick provides insights into 5 common queries about the Marathon County Public Library and how it must evolve to meet the community’s needs in a changing world.

Get a quick overview of the library’s job-search resources & 375+ FREE online courses, its 650-gallon saltwater aquarium STEM exhibit, the high-tech LENA Start program for boosting children’s language development. (Click the title for details…)

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Marathon County Graduated Its First 2 Classes of LENA Start Students :: FREE Early Language Program Expected to DOUBLE for Fall

Learn more about this local early language program’s results and how to sign up to assist with the program or to have your child (ages birth to 32 months) participate in the upcoming fall session, which includes FREE books, meals, childcare, and more! (Click the title to learn more…)

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Marathon County Public Library to Become First “LENA Start” Site in Wisconsin

The LENA Start program utilizes a tiny tech device that analyzes caregivers’ speech and encourages them to use more words and have more positive interactions with their young children. (Click the title to learn more…)