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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.

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Fall Storytime


Registration for the 2016 Fall Storytime session for toddlers and preschoolers is now open. This weekly session begins Sept. 12 and runs through Dec. 14. Registration may be completed online, at any Fargo Public Library location, or by calling 241-1495. See our Storytime page for days and times.

 Fall 2016 Crafts
Crafternoons @ Carlson


Crafternoons at Carlson is back in full swing this fall! Starting Monday, Sept. 12, children up to age 12 are welcome to stop by the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Mondaysbetween 3 and 4:30 p.m. for a weekly craft project. No registration is required and all materials will be provided. Drop in and get crafty at your library!

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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 August meetings take place on Thursday, September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

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An Evening with Nancy Carlson


Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson will be visiting the Main Library on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. The author of over 60 books, including Sometimes You Barf, Think Big, and I Like Me!, with many featuring beloved characters such as Louanne Pig, Harriet the dog, and Loudmouth George the rabbit, will share stories about where her book ideas come from and what sparks her imagination. She’ll also demonstrate the process she uses to create her cheerful illustrations. No registration is necessary and books will be available for purchase.

 
PoBali Police Doglice Dog and Paw Patrol Party

 
This week is going to the dogs! All ages are invited to both events and no registration is required.

Police Dog

Join us on Friday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Branch for a special visit from a real life police dog! Officer Ferris and his canine partner, Bali, from the Fargo Police Department, will be treating us to a story and informing us on the important and exciting work they do together in our community.

Paw PrintPaw Patrol Party

Come see who’s on the case at the Paw Patrol Party on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Main Library.  Become an honorary member of the Paw Patrol, and be ready for rescue missions and other adventures. We'll have Paw Patrol themed crafts, games, and snacks.  Join us for a ter-RUFF-ic time!
These programs are for all ages.

 Baby Rhyme
Baby Rhyme Time


Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 20 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.


Paws for ReadingHarper and Neela


Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley will again be lending an ear on Saturday, Oct. 8 as they listen to children practice reading in a relaxed, informal setting. Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to register for a 15 minute session with one of our furry, non-judgmental listeners. Sessions take place between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Main Library. Bring your own books to read or choose from a selection of library books. Call 241-1495 to register.