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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.

Chess Pieces
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 October meetings take place on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

Baby Rhybaby clappingme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Thursday Nov. 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 ReadingPaws for Reading program

Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley will again be lending an ear on Saturday, Nov. 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.

Steve Stark
ND Statehood Celebration

Local history illustrator Steve Stark will bring his unique storytelling skills to the Main Library on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. as the Fargo Public Library celebrates the 125th anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood. Stark will put charcoal to paper as he entertains with stories of the Red River Valley from riverboat days to the founding of our community. All ages are invited to this family-friendly event. Refreshments will be served.

Little Squirt ScienceLittle Squirt

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. November sessions will be held at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. and at the Main Library on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. A third session will be held at the Main Library on Friday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.

TraToy Train 2in Day

November is National Model Railroad month and we’re celebrating with trains at the Fargo Public Library! The Red River Modules Model Railroad Club will display and demonstrate model trains all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Main Library. A special train-themed storytime is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room and kids are invited to make a train craft throughout the day. All ages are welcome.

My Little Pony
My Little Pony Program

Is this the library or is it Equestria? My Little Pony fans of all stripes and cutie marks can experience the magic of friendship through a fun afternoon of costumes, crafts, fun, and stories at our My Little Pony Program! The fun takes place at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Monday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. and at the Main Library on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. This event is open to kids ages 12 and younger and costumes are encouraged for Everypony! No registration is necessary.