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MARCH 31, 2010
National Library Week, April 11-17
Set your clocks, mark your calendars! National Library Week is almost here. Join us in celebrating, “Libraries are the Heart of the Community”, a week of FREE, fun-filled activities for all members of the family.
April 11, Sunday
MCPLMMMMMMMCMmmmmm MCPLMCPL Wausau: 2:00pm, National Library Week Opening Celebration—“Why I Love My Library” art contest entries displayed and winners announced, crafts for kids, and refreshments.
April 12, Monday
MCPL Wausau: 10:30am, Ideas for your Garden: program by Cathy Matel, Master Gardener.
As part of our NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK celebration at the Wausau HQ Library, we invite children, parents and grandparents to join us on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm in the Children's Department to enjoy a taste of Mexican food, music, crafts and readings from our Spanish collection. Plus, we'll be breaking a pinata! El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) recognizes the value of each child and the importance of early activities that encourage literacy. Books will be given away to each child participant; this event is free and no registration is necessary!!
As part of the 2010 National Library Week celebration, the Marathon County Public Library is sponsoring a "Why I Love My Library" artwork event. The event is open to any child from Kindergarten through Grade Five.
To enter, simply pick up an entry form at any MCPL location (or print here), draw a scene that shows why you love your library and return the form to any MCPL location.
The entry deadline is April 1st, 2010 !
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: K-Grade 1, Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5.
Winners will be announced at the National Library Week Kick-off celebration at the Wausau Library on April 11th at 2:00pm.
So, pick up a form, grab your pencils, crayons or markers, and start drawing!
Clare Norelle presented a wonderful program in both Spanish and English at the library in Wausau this morning. Parents and children had fun singing, moving, and helping to tell the stories. Clare will also be performing at the Woodson Art Museum this afternoon.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding this special program, presented in conjunction with the wonderful exhibition at the Woodson, "Las Artes de Mexico." The exhibition will be on display until April 11.
Come and check out the nice Children's and Adult Spanish Language collections at the library in Wausau. Many of the books are bilingual, while some are exclusively in Spanish.
We always welcome suggestions for titles to make our library collections better. If you would like to recommend an item for purchase for our Spanish collections, please fill in our online purchase suggestion form.
Come in and see what paint and some original ideas by our in-house "designer", a.k.a. Kitty, have accomplished. Enter the Wausau Library on the first floor, keep on walking past the check-out desk, past the computer lab, round the corner, and you're here.
Artwork documenting the history of the library is on the burgundy painted square in this photo. To the left, in the white "gutters", is artwork waiting for you to check-out. Yes, you can check out artwork just like a DVD, CD, or book, and enjoy at home.
We're proud of this wonderful “new” area. Please come and see, relax and enjoy the space, check out some artwork, glance at historical photos, or just get some ideas for how you can re-do a room in your house at home. We're waiting for you!
On Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-4:00pm, the Library at Wausau is participating with other passport acceptance facilities in the 2nd annual Passport Day in the USA. This is a national passport acceptance and outreach event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. More than 2,000 facilities, including the Marathon County Public Library, participated last year.
U.S. citizens are required to present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. When entering or re-entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry, a Passport Book or Passport Card are required. Unlike the Passport Book, the Passport Card can only be used for land and sea travel.
To apply for a U.S. Passport you will need the following:
Passport Application--available at the Event or online
Proof of U.S. citizenship--a certified, county or state issued birth certificate, or naturalization certificate, or previous (expired) U.S. Passport
Proof of identity—current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
2 Passport Photos—may be taken at the Library’s Passport Event for $10 per set
Check or money order to pay Department of State fees. Passport Book fees are $75.00 for an individual age 16 or over, or $60.00 for applicants under the age of 16. Passport card fees are $20.00 (age 16 or over) and $10.00 (under the age of 16)
$25 execution fee for a Passport Book or Card (cash, check, credit or debit) payable to the Marathon County Public Library
The time to get your U.S. passport has never been better. An increase in passport fees is being proposed, so you may wish to get your passport now.
To help celebrate National Library Week 2010, the Marathon County Public Library is sponsoring an art contest for children in Grades K-5. The theme of this year's contest is "Why I Love my Library!"
To participate: * Simply pick up an entry form at any Marathon County Public Library branch or print off a copy from the Library's web-site (www.mcpl.us/childrens); *Create a picture using pencil, pen, crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint that shows Why You Love the Library; *Submit your entry at any Library branch by the April 1st deadline.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: *Grades K-1; *Grades 2-3; *Grades 4-5.
Winners will be announced on Sunday April 11, the start of National Library Week.
Winning entries will be displayed at the Headquarters Library during the month of April.
For more information on other great events during National Library Week, April 11-17, call (715) 261-7200 or visit our web-site (www.mcpl.us/childrens).