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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.Purple Snowman

Winter Read-a-Thon

The 2016 Winter-Read-a-Thon begins Monday, Jan. 4 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 28. Track your reading to earn prizes! Simply print off a book log (Pre-Readers or Readers) or pick one up at any Fargo Public Library location and get reading. Warm up your winter with books...and take home some great prizes!

Crafternoons at Carlson!

Crafternoons at Carlson are back! Join us again on Mondays at the Dr. James Carlson Branch for Crafternoons at Carlson beginning Jan. 25. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can stop by each week, anytime between 3 and 4:30 p.m., to show off their artistic abilities. Have a hoot while constructing crafts such as Felt Owls and Poetry Bookmarks. No registration is required, and all supplies will be provided. Come and get crafty at Crafternoons! For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 701-241-1495.

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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. 7, 14, 21 and 28. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb. 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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NRHH Loves to Read!

NDSU’s National Residence Hall Honorary society loves to read! Join us as the Fargo Public Library welcomes NRHH for a group read, bookmark craft, and the chance to work on your reading skills. By the end of the event you can take home a new book and bookmark! NRHH members will be at the Main Library on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. each day. No registration is required.

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Love and Hugs Valentine Crafts

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to make a valentine or two for the special people in their lives at our holiday craft event. Sessions will take place at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Monday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.; at the Main Library on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.;and at the Northport Branch on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. All materials will be provided and no registration is required.

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Little Squirt Science

Preschoolers ages 3-5 can learn about their world each month through science activities and stories that provide a little knowledge and a lot of fun! Sessions take place during the second week of each month from Sept. through April. February sessions will be held at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. and at the Main Library on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. A third session will be held at the Main Library on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.