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Fargo Public Library - Children's Department

The Children's Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for chFizz Boom Readildren and their families.

Fizz Boom Read

Join us for a spectacular summer of science at the Fargo Public Library! Earn a free book and take part in some of the many fun events and activities we have planned during the 2014 Summer Reading Program, from June 2 through August 9. Pick up a Reading Log at one of our library locations or online beginning June 2. Then keep track of the time you spend reading and check out some of our cool programs. Each week we'll find new ways to bubble, plop, fizz, boom and read our way through the summer!


July 14-July 18: Mix It Up!

•  Color Magic Storytime and Science: We’ll be making messes and a little bit of magic as we mix it up at this colorful storytime! Approriate for kids ages 4-8. No registration is required.Science Crew
July 14, 10 a.m., Northport Branch
July 15, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
•  Hands-On Chemistry with Dr. Graeme Wyllie: We’ll be exploring messy mixtures and crazy concoctions at the library when Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia College joins us for some awesome chemistry experiments! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
July 14, 2 p.m., Main Library (Grades 1-3)
July 14, 4 p.m., Main Library (Grades 4-6)
July 17, 2 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch (Grades 1-3)
July 17, 4 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch (Grades 4-6)

5th Annual "Hit the Big Time" Talent Show: See info below.
July 16, 6:30 p.m., Main Library

•  Free Friday Movie - Flubber (Rated PG)
July 18, 1 p.m., Main Library
July 18, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

July 21-25: Shake Your Groove Thing

•  MojoFit Studios Presents Yoga for Tots: Join us for a fun-filled introduction to Yoga for young children. Appropriate for ages 2-6. No pre-registration is required
July 21, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Library 
July 22, 11 a.m., Main Library

YMCA of Cass/Clay Presents Zumba for Kids: Learn some new moves as you dance your way to fitness. Approriate for children ages 3 and up. No pre-registration is required.
July 22, 7 p.m., Main Library
July 24, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Library

•  Free Friday MovieDespicable Me 2 (Rated PG)
July 25, 1 p.m., Main Library
July 25, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

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 June meetings take place on July 3, 10, 1724, and 31. 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, August 7 and Thursday, August 21 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.