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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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Fall Storytime


Registration for the 2016 Fall Storytime session for toddlers and preschoolers is now open. This weekly session begins Sept. 12 and runs through Dec. 14. Registration may be completed online, at any Fargo Public Library location, or by calling 241-1495. See our Storytime page for days and times.

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 August meetings take place on Thursday, August 4, 11, 18 and 25. 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, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 15 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.


Little SquirtLittle Squirt Science


Little Squirt Science is back! Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to 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. September sessions will be held at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. and at the Main Library on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. A third session will be held at the Main Library on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495

 Harper and Neela
Paws for Reading


Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley are returning for another season of reading fun at the library. Beginning Sept. 10, Reading Therapy pets will be available on the third Saturday of each month (through April) to 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 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.

Fall 2016 Crafts
Crafternoons @ Carlson


Crafternoons at Carlson is back in full swing this fall! Starting Monday, Sept. 12, children up to age 12 are welcome to stop by the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Mondaysbetween 3 and 4:30 p.m. for a weekly craft project. No registration is required and all materials will be provided. Drop in and get crafty at your library!