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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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, May 7, and Thursday, May 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.

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 7,14, 21 and 28. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.

Curious George
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 as at the Main Library on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. or at the Dr. James Carlson Branch on Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.m. as we read Margaret and H.A. Rey's original Curious George. 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.

 Comic Book
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. May's project will be Comic Book Wallets. This final session of the season will take place at the Main Library on Saturday, May 23 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 ClubLego Club

Calling all LEGO fans! Whether you're a great LEGO builder or a first timer, come down to the Main Library on the fourth Saturday of the month and drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. for our LEGO Club. Our final meeting of the season will be held on Saturday, May 23. 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.

Every Hero Has a Story
Every Hero Has a Story

Join us for a heroic summer at the Fargo Public Library! Earn a free book and take part in some of the many fun events and activities we have planned during the 2015 Summer Reading Program, running from June 1 through August 8. From super heroes and their sidekicks to those every day heroes living among us and more, each week is dedicated to different kinds of heroes.

Pick up a Reading Log at one of our library locations or online beginning June 1. Pre-readers complete a  trail of activities while readers keep track of the time spent reading to earn some cool prizes and a book. Then be sure to check out some of our super events!

June 1-6: Who Was That Masked Character?

Superhero Training Academy Kick-off:
Attention future superheroes and heroines! You are hereby invited to help us kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program by testing your mettle in a series of challenges and activities at our open house event. No registration is required. All ages.
June 1, 10 a.m-12 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Real-Life Superhero Technology: Not all of the gizmos and gadgets used by our favorite super heroes are make believe. In fact, some that were once only fantasy have become reality! Learn about selected pieces of this special equipment. No registration is required. Ages 4-8.
June 3, 11 a.m., Main LibraryCooper Laughing
June 3, 6:30 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Science of Superheroes with Dr. Graeme Wyllie: How did they do that? Find out when Dr. Graeme Wyllie from Concordia College visits to share the science behind the super powers of some super heroes. Pre-registration is required and may be completed online or by calling 241-1495.
June 4, 11 a.m., Main Library - Grades 1-3
June 4, 2 p.m., Main Library - Grades 4-6

Free Friday Movie: Big Hero 6 (Rated PG)
June 5, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
June 5, 1 p.m., Northport Branch