1. Hug – Jez Alborough 2. Old Black Fly – Jim Aylesworth 3. Ten, Nine, Eight – Molly Bang 4. Machines at Work – Byron Barton 5. Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans 6. The Mitten: a Ukrainian Folktale – Jan Brett 7. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown 8. Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel 9. Mr. Gumpy’s Outing – John Bunting 10. Little Cloud – Eric Carle 11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle 12. Maisy Goes to the Library – Lucy Cousins 13. Ten Black Dots – Donald Crews 14. Freight Train – Donald Crews 15. Click Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – Doreen Cronin 16. Good Dog, Carl – Alexandra Day 17. Jamberry – Bruce Degen 18. Gossie – Olivier Dunrea 19. Are You My Mother – P.D. Eastman 20. Go, Dog, Go – P.D. Eastman 21. Eating the Alphabet – Lois Ehlert 22. Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert 23. Color Zoo – Lois Ehlert 24. Go Away, Big Green Monster – Ed Emberly 25. Olivia – Ian Falconer 26. Bark, George – Jules Feiffer 27. Lunch – Denise Fleming 28. In the Tall, Tall Grass – Denise Fleming 29. Mama Cat Has Three Kittens – Denise Fleming 30. Corduroy – Don Freeman 31. Millions of Cats – Wanda Gag 32. The Three Bears – Paul Galdone 33. Is Your Mama a Llama? – Deborah Guarino 34. Kitten’s First Full Moon – Kevin Henkes 35. Off to School, Baby Duck! – Amy Hest 36. Where’s Spot? – Eric Hill 37. Bread and Jam for Frances – Russell Hoban 38. Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins 39. Julius – Angela Johnson 40. Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson 41. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg – D.B. Johnson 42. Hello, Goodbye Window – Norton Juster 43. The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats 44. Whistle for Willie – Ezra Jack Keats 45. Leo the Late Bloomer – Robert Kraus 46. The Carrot Seed – Ruth Krauss 47. The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf 48. Tacky the Penguin – Helen Lester 49.Swimmy – Leo Lionni 50. Froggy Gets Dressed – Jonathan London 51. George and Martha – James Marshall 52. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin 53. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin 54. The Squeaky Door – Margaret Read McDonald 55. Goin’ Someplace Special – Patricia McKissack 56. Martha Speaks – Susan Meddaugh 57. Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose – Scott Gustafson 58. I Kissed the Baby! – Mary Murphy 59. The Jacket I Wear in the Snow – Shirley Neitzel 60. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Numeroff 61. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Helen Oxenbury 62. Jazz Baby – Lisa Wheeler 63. The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter 64. Goodnight Gorilla – Peggy Rathmann 65. Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann 66. Curious George – H.A. Rey 67. My Friend Rabbit – Eric Rohmann 68. The Line-up Book – Mariabina Russo 69. First the Egg – Laura Vaccaro Seeger 70. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak 71. Hop On Pop – Dr. Seuss 72. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – Dr.Seuss 73. Duck on a Bike – David Shannon 74. No, David! – David Shannon 75. It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Charles G. Shaw 76. Sheep in a Jeep – Nancy E. Shaw 77. Come Along Daisy – Jane Simmons 78. The Stray Dog – Marc Simont 79. Fire Truck – Peter Sis 80. Caps for Sale – Esphyr Slobodkina 81. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – William Steig 82. Dinosaur Roar – Paul Stickland 83. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly – Simms Taback 84. Have You Seen My Duckling? – Nancy Tafuri 85. Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg 86. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst 87. Ira Sleeps Over – Bernard Waber 88. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – Bernard Waber 89. Mouse Paint – Ellen Stoll Walsh 90. Tuesday – David Wiesner 91. Max Cleans Up – Rosemary Wells 92. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems 93. Knuffle Bunny – Mo Willems 94. I Went Walking – Sue Williams 95. A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams 96. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, & the Big Hungry Bear – Audrey Wood 97. The Napping House – Audrey Wood 98. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? – Jane Yolen 99. Trashy Town – Andrea Zimmerman 100. Harry the Dirty Dog – Gene Zion
Several locations ended their story times in May. The dates these story times will resume are noted below. Ongoing story times are also included. For the most up-to-date information throughout the year, visit www.mcpl.us/childrens/storytimes
There are many ways to volunteer at the library, such as shelving books, helping at events, creating displays, selecting and delivering books for homebound patrons, and more!
Our volunteer positions are flexible enough to fit your schedule and preferences. No long-term commitment is required, but you must fill out an interest survey and an application. These forms are available at any MCPL location or online.
Tablets and laptops are available for in-house checkout for up to two hours. Tablets are only available at the Wausau library and include Apple’s iPad and Android-based devices. Laptops are all Windows 7 PCs.
E-readers are available for 14-day checkout and include NOOK from Barnes & Noble and Kindle from Amazon.com.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system available to you for free with your MCPL library card! Dozens of the world’s most common languages are included. For access, visit www.mcpl.us/research/languages
Things are changing for the Friends. The takeover of administrative duties formerly performed by library staff has largely been completed thanks to hard-working committee members. We still face decisions regarding how to handle our Wausau book sales because of possible changes to the third floor space. In that regard, several board members and the director made a trip to Janesville and Madison to investigate their book sale facilities.
As to book sales, the May sale raised $6,473. There will be no book sale in August, and the November sale is in question due to space issues. We continue to raise significant revenue from our relationship with Giggil, a company that buys our surplus inventory. The Membership Committee has designed a new membership application form that will serve our purposes better. It will contain a space for your e-mail address so we can more easily send you the MCPL newsletter and other information.
Encourage your acquaintances to join the Friends and help us support the library!
I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful Central Wisconsin summer! We are seeing lots of students of all ages participating in our Summer Library Program, and our programs at all MCPL locations have been very well attended. Be sure to take some time for yourself and find a new favorite author to read while vacationing or just the right book to help you tackle a home repair project. Remember to check our website or individual library locations for information about upcoming events through the summer.
You may have read about our plans to install a beautiful living reef saltwater aquarium in the children’s area of the Wausau library. That project is continuing, and a reasonable time frame should have it ready for viewing sometime in the early fall. We have had numerous inquiries from people around the county who are very excited to see this project completed. By locating the aquarium in the children’s department, we can use the story time room and its SMART board to get young learners interested in natural science topics. The entire project will be funded by generous donations from several members of the community, and there will be more details forthcoming as the project nears completion.
Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to join MCPL and Marathon County in working toward becoming healthier, safer and more prosperous in the coming year. We have a tremendous selection of resources to inform your decisions as you build a healthier, safer, more prosperous life for yourself and your family. Stop by and ask how we can help!
Your local library is an emergency cooling center!
Due to the extreme heat and heat indexes forecasted to be above the 105 degree mark on July 5, 2012, Marathon County is taking a proactive approach and making the area libraries available for cooling centers for persons needing that service. Cooling centers are locations which allow residents without air conditioning to get relief from the extreme heat.
"Staff at each of our locations are prepared to help people without air conditioning weather the heat," said library director Ralph Illick. "We also will have (bottled) water available at each location."
City and county officials are working with the libraries to make sure vulnerable populations can find relieve from potentially dangerous heat.
"We are especially trying to target the elderly population. They are the quickest affected by extreme heat," said Steve Hagman, emergency management director for Marathon County. "Hopefully we can reach out the community and try to do something to help."
Following are hours of operation for each of our libraries on Thursday, July 5:
Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau – 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.