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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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Sept. 18 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.

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Chess Club

All ages and skill levels 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 September meetings take place on Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

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For the Birds Storytime and Craft

Kids ages 3-8 years are invited to listen to some bird stories and make a great bird feeder to attract our feathered friends! Join us at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Monday,Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. or at the Northport Branch on Tuesday,Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. No registration is required.

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American Sign Language Story and Craft

Staff from the ND School for the Deaf will join us for a very special story and craft event at the Main Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. The classic story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? will be interpreted in American Sign Language and we'll learn how to sign the animals shown in the book. We'll also make a craft! This event is most appropriate for kids ages 3-6. No registration is required.

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DIY Kid's Club

Warm up those glue guns and get out the googly eyes – we’re going crafting! Join us for the all new DIY Kid’s Club for children in grades 3–6. Each month we'll complete a different project. September’s project will be Sock and Glove Monster Friends. We craft the fourth Saturday of each month beginning Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library. All materials are provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling the Children's Desk at 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 beginning Sept. 27 and drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. for our new LEGO Club. 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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Nature Walk for Kids

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a nature walk on the lawn to the north of the Main Library on Monday, Sept. 29. The fun starts at 4 p.m. We'll conduct a scavenger hunt, make leaf drawings, learn some leaf identification tips and lots more! All materials will be provided and no registration is required.