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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 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 May meetings take place on Thursday, May 5, 12, 19 and 26. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

Baby Rhyme
Baby Rhyme Time


Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, June 16, 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.

Children Winners Circle
On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!


Don't get left behind! Be ready to move and groove as we exercise our bodies and our minds during the 2016 Summer Reading Program. From June 6 to August 6, keep track of time spent reading to earn a free book and other prizes. And be sure to attend some of the many fun events and activities we have planned, beginning with Opening Ceremonies at the Main Library. Reading and Activity Logs will be available online or at any Fargo Public Library location beginning June 6. Don't miss the mark - it's all happening at the library this summer!

June 6-11: Motion Commotion


Library Olympics Opening Ceremonies : On your mark, get set - READ! We're kicking off the summer with a bang and it's a race to the finish. All ages. No registration required.
June 6, 10 a.m., Main Library

Shake, Shimmy, and Dance Storytime : Let's get together and dance our wiggles away. Ages Birth-6 years. No registration required.
June 7, 10 a.m., Northport Branch
June 8, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Family Zumba : Back by popular demand...Crystal Johnson from the YMCA of Cass-Clay will lead us in energy boosting Zumba. Wear comfortable clothes and good shoes! All ages. No registration required.
June 7, 6:30 p.m., Northport Branch
June 11, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson BranchBoy with baseball

Family Taekwondo : Master Jim Grimestad of Red River Traditional Taekwondo will be here to guide us through an introductory lesson. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Ages 5 and up. No registration required.
June 9, 11 a.m., Main Library

Free Friday Movie: Hercules (Rated G)
June 10, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
June 10, 1 p.m., Northport Branch