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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.

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!

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This summer the Fargo Public Library is teaming up with Skate City (3302 Interstate Blvd. S, Fargo) for a wheelie fun time! Kids can present their Fargo Public Library card to get $2.00 off admission Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. (Skating on weekends and later weeknight hours requires the standard admission rate.)

June 20-25: Have a Ball at Your Library!

Come to a Fairy Ball: Dance the day away with fairies, elves, and sprites. Try some basic box step lessons and other dance games. Costumes are welcome! All ages. No registration required.
June 25, 10 a.m., Main Library

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Story and Craft: Let's share stories about America's favorite pastime! Then make your own baseball card. For ages 2-6. No registration required.
June 21, 10 a.m., Main Library
June 22, 10 a.m., Northport Branch
June 23, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Sports Magnets: From baseball to ping pong - make a magnet featuring your favorite sport ball. All ages. No registration required.Boy with baseball
June 21, 2 p.m., Main Library
June 22, 2 p.m., Northport Branch
June 23, 6:30 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Croquet with Alice in Wonderland: Play croquet with Alice and the Queen, but don't lose your head! Tea with the Mad Hatter to follow. For ages 8-12. No registration required.
June 23, 2 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Free Friday Movie: Inside Out (PG)
June 24, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
June 24, 1 p.m., Northport Branch

June 27-July 2: Fuel Your Engine

Culinary Adventures - Cooking with Nancy: Meet certified cooking instructor Nancy Kvamme while mixing up a dish of your own! For ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required.
June 27, 11 a.m., Main Library

Family Yoga: Mojo Fit Studios presents a fun introduction to yoga for kids (and adults) to learn new ways to relax and find balance. Namaste! All ages. No registration required.
June 27, 6:30 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
June 30, 11 a.m., Northport Branch

Eating the Rainbow Story and Craft: Snacks, stories and rainbows! For ages 2-Sports Equipment6. No registration required.
June 28, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
June 29, 10 a.m., Northport Branch

Gooseberry Park Players: Kick it up with the cast of Bye, Bye Birdie as they share excerpts from the production as well as theater games. All ages. No registration required.
June 30, 10 a.m., Main Library
June 30, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Free Friday Movie: Kung Fu Panda (PG)
July 1, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
July 1, 1 p.m., Northport Branch

Chess PiecesChess 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 June meetings take place on Thursday, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 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, July 7 and Thursday, July 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.