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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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Toddler Dance Party

Calling all's time to get your winter wiggles and giggles out at our Dance Party just for little ones! We'll have music, dancing, snacks and fun at the Main Library on Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, and at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us as long as you like! No registration is required.

Chess Pieces
Chess Club

All ages and skill levels are invited to a 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 April meetings take place on April 3, 10, 17, and 24. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

Green Gables 
Fans of Anne Ice Cream Social

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” Celebrate L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and everything that is Anne Shirley through crafts, activities, and a good old fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Main Library on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. Admirers both old and new are welcome, so bring a kindred spirit or two to share in all the fun. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling Children's Services at 241-1495.

Stage Fright on a Summer Night 
Magic Tree House Book Club

Join us in the Magic Tree House! Kids in grades 1-4 are invited to explore with Jack and Annie at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Sunday, April 27 when we meet for the next session of the Magic Tree House Book Club. This month we'll take a look at the book, Stage Fright on a Summer Night. Discussion and other fun activities begin at 2 p.m. Pick up a copy of the book at the Dr. James Carlson Branch Information Desk. Pre-registration is required and may be completed at the information desk, or by calling 241-1495.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, May 1 and Thursday, May 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.

Little Squirt
Little Squirt Science

“Why is the sky blue?” “How do boats float?” “Why do leaves turn colors?” As any parent of a young child knows, kids have an endless supply of questions about the world around them. Preschoolers ages 3-5 can learn about their world at the Fargo Public Library’s science program, “Little Squirt Science.” Each month from September through May, science activities and stories provide a little knowledge and a lot of fun! The final sessions of this season will be held May 8 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Branch (please note the evening session location change due to a scheduling conflict), and May 9 at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling Children’s Services at 241-1495.