There are many centrally located meeting spaces throughout the County, some of which are available free and some for a fee. Whether your group is converging on the County from other parts of the State, or you’re a local who is looking for a new space for a private gathering or a public meeting, take a look at some of the options available to you in Marathon County! (Click the title for details…)
From delivering library materials via bookmobile to patrons on horseback, to poring through dusty reference materials, to reading stories & doing crafts with THOUSANDS of children, Sharyn Heili experienced the gamut during her 44 years with the Marathon County Public Library. Take a stroll down memory lane with librarian Sharyn Heili 1 week after her recent retirement. It’ll truly make you appreciate the amazing people and resources we have in our local library system — both then and now. (Click the title for details…)
Get the lowdown on the ins & outs of using computers, printers, and Wi-Fi at Marathon County Public Libraries.
Plus, get a peek at the library’s special programming for families over the HOLIDAY BREAK. You won’t want to miss Family Film Friday, the New Year’s Eve Toddler Dance Party, The Magic of Dr. Seuss by Magic Bob, and much more! (Click the title for details…)
The Marathon County Literacy Council (McLit) has helped dozens of people improve reading, writing, and math skills, better comprehend English, and much more! Attend their ribbon-cutting on November 27, 2018, for the Grand Opening of their newest Literacy Education Center, located on the second floor of The Salvation Army. Find out more about what McLit does and how you might be able to help in the full article. (Click the title for details…)
Marathon County will “hit the Pause button” on its Uniform Addressing project in November, when snow and frozen ground will prohibit crews from installing any more street and address signposts. Workers will begin installing signs again in spring 2019.
Read on for info on voter ID, project updates, a children’s “My Home Address” practice worksheet, and which municipalities are scheduled to get new addresses yet in 2018 and which will wait till 2019. (Click the title to read the full story.)
The 2nd annual Central Wisconsin Book Festival will offer nearly 20 events over 4 days: September 27–30, 2018. And it’s all FREE! (Click the title for details…)
The Friends of the Marathon County Public Library are busy preparing for their next book sale on August 2–5, 2018 — although calling it a “book” sale doesn’t come close to describing all of the great items for sale. There are THOUSANDS of items to choose from with all proceeds benefiting the library. (Click the title for details.)
The next Central Wisconsin Book Festival will take place September 27–30, 2018, around the Wausau area, including events at the Marathon County Public Library, local bookstores, an art gallery, and a restaurant! Details are still being finalized, but read on to get a sneak peek at some of the book festival’s confirmed events so far… (Click the title for details.)
MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters held a ribbon cutting for its new Early Literacy Center designed especially for ages birth to 5 years. See the center’s bright, fun new space and learning activities in the full article. (Click the title for details.)
The staff spent months planning a summer lineup they hope the public will enjoy. And one of the best parts: All programs are FREE! Come cool off & see why LIBRARIES ROCK this summer! (Click the title for details.)