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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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Winter Read-a-Thon

The 2015 Winter-Read-a-Thon begins Monday, Jan. 5 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 28. Track your reading to earn prizes! Simply print off a book log (Pre-Readers or Readers) or pick one up at any Fargo Public Library location and get reading. Warm up your winter with books and music...and take home some great prizes!

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

 Dont Let the Pigeon
Storytime Superstars Story and Craft

You know ’em and love ’em! They are the superstars of the picture book universe and we’re bringing these beloved stories to you in a special series of storytime and craft programs. Join us at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. or at the Main Library on Friday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. for Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. This program is most appropriate for children ages 7 and younger but all ages are welcome to attend. All materials will be provided and no registration is necessary.

Build a Brushbot

Make way for the robots! Well…at least clear a little space for the brushbots. We’ll be building brushbots at the Main Library on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. and kids in grades 3-6 are invited to make one of the miniature machines. Once they’re built, we’ll create a race course to find the fastest bot! Pre-registration is necessary and may be completed online or by calling 701-241-1495.

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DIY Kid's Club

Warm up those glue guns and get out the googly eyes – we’re going crafting! Join us for the DIY Kid’s Club for students in grades 3–6. This kid-friendly craft club features a different project each month. February's project will be Candy Wrapper Light Switch Covers. We'll next meet at the Main Library on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. All materials are provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.

 Lego Club

Calling all LEGO fans! Whether you're a great LEGO builder or a first timer, come down to the Main Library every fourth Saturday of the month and drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. for our LEGO Club. Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, Feb. 28. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your LEGOs at home. We don't want you to lose your favorite pieces. No registration is required.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, March 5 and Thursday, March 19 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.