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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.

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 Mondays between 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!

I Survived the Library!I Survived

Could you survive an explosive volcanic eruption? How about an epic earthquake? What are your chances with a school of hungry sharks? We’ll explore the popular I Survived books and try out your survival know-how at the library with our high stakes activities. Kids ages 8–12 are invited to join us at the Northport Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m., or at the Main Library on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. No registration is required.

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 October meetings take place on Thursday, October 6, 13, 20 and 27. 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, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Nov. 17 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.

Turkey Farmer
Dick Kimmel's Thanksgiving Turkey Extravaganza

Musician and wildlife biologist Dick Kimmel will serve up a Thanksgiving treat for the whole family at the Main Library when he presents Dick Kimmel’s Thanksgiving Turkey Extravaganza! Join us on Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m. for a unique combination of turkey lore and turkey calling along with turkey and Thanksgiving songs. No registration is required.

Paws for ReadingHarper and Neela

Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley will again be lending an ear on Saturday, Nov. 12 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.