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Fargo Public Library - Children's Department

The Children's Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families.


String StarDIY Kids' Club

Warm up those glue guns and get out the googly eyes – we’re going crafting! Kids in grades 3-6 are invited to join us for the DIY Kid’s Club, featuring a different project each month. December’s project will be String Art Masterpieces. We craft the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. Our next session will be held on Dec. 27. All materials are provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.

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Calling all LEGO fans! Whether you're a great LEGO builder or a first timer, come down to the Main Library every fourth Saturday of the month and drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. for our new LEGO Club. Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, Dec. 27. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your LEGOs at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces. No registration is required.

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Elephant and Piggie Day

You are invited to a party – an Elephant & Piggie party! Kids ages 12 and under are invited to the Main Library anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29 for a day of Mo Willems’s Elephant & Piggie crafts and activities. Librarians will share their favorite Elephant & Piggie stories at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. No registration is required. Join the party! 

 Lego Mania Design Contest
LEGO Mania Design Contest

Show off your creativity at the Fargo Public Library's annual Lego Mania Design Contest! Kids 12 and under are invited to participate. Build an original creation at home, then bring it to the Main Library on Tuesday, Dec. 30 between 2 and 3 p.m. Judging will begin at 3 p.m. and winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Games and other activities will take place in the Children's Room to pass the time while we await the judges' decisions. Preregistration is required and can be completed by calling 241-1495. Before you begin to build, please check out the rules and guidelines. Good luck!

Anna and Elsa's New Year's Eve Ball

On Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. we’re opening the gates to ring in the New Year with Anna and Elsa at a New Year’s Eve Ball! Kids ages 12 and under are invited to join us for magic and fun at the Main Library where we'll have music, stories, refreshments, and other “frozen” activities. Costumes and fancy dress are welcome! Pre-registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: This event, and the added 10 a.m. session, is now full.

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Chess Club

All ages are invited to participate in the Fargo Public Library’s Chess Club! Meetings are held every Thursday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Fercho Room at the downtown Main Library. Our January meetings take place on Thursday, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. No Chess Club will be held on Jan. 1 due to the holiday. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

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Winter Storytime

Registration for the 2015 Winter Storytime session for toddlers and preschoolers is now open. This weekly session begins Jan. 12 and runs through April 15.  Registration may be completed online, at any Fargo Public Library location, or by calling 241-1495. See our Storytime page for days and times.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Jan. 15 for the next sessions of lapsit storytimes. Held the first and third Thursdays of each month, Baby Rhyme Time takes place at the Dr. James Carlson Branch at 10 a.m.,and at the Main Library at 6:30 p.m. Share songs, fingerplays, short books, rhythms and rhymes with baby while introducing your little one to books and the library! Each session concludes with open play time. No registration is required. One child per grown-up lap please.