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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.

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 29-July 1: Find the Hero in You!

Food Drive: You can be a hero and donate two non-perishable food items to the Great Plains Food Bank. Drop off donations at any Fargo Public Library location and receive a sticker for your Reading Log through August 8.

Introduction to First Aid/CPR with FM Ambulance: Get to know EMTs and learn about all they do for our community every day. Children can tour an ambulance and receive a beginner first aid kitPlaypus at Desk (while supplies last). No registration required. For kids in Kindergarten through Grade 6.
June 29, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Find the Hero in All of Us Story and Craft: Hero stories about with this special storytime and craft. No registration required. All ages.
June 30, 11 a.m., Northport Branch
June 30, 2 p.m., Main Library
July 1, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

July 6-11: Super Villains Take Over! Mwuh-ha-ha!

Rascal Riot Story and Craft: We'll vist some familiar (and not too scary) villains from fairytales and beyond with stories, songs, and a simple craft. No registration is required. Most appropriate for ages 2-4.
July 6, 2 p.m., Northport Branch
July 7, 10 a.m., Main Library
July 8, 6:30 p.m., Main Library
July 9, 10 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Big Baddies Story and Craft: Are villains really so bad, or just misunderstood? Embrace your mischievous side through stories, songs, and a craft. No registration is required. Most appropriate for ages 4-8.
July 6, 3 p.m., Northport Branch
July 7, 11 a.m., Main Library
July 9, 11 a.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Vilify Crafts: In need of a dastardly disguise for everyday use? Look no further, villains can choose to either create their own disguise kit, terrible top hat, or creepy crown to fit their perilous personas. Get in character with a story while you craft. Pre-registration is required. For kids in grades 3-6.
Dastardly Disguise KitCooper Laughing
July 7, 3 p.m., Main Library
July 9, 3 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
Creepy Crowns or Terrible Top Hats
July 7, 4:30 p.m., Main Library
July 9, 4:30 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch

Free Friday Movie: 101 Dalmations (Rated G)
July 10, 1 p.m., Dr. James Carlson Branch
July 10, 1 p.m., Northport Branch

Mayhem Masquerade: Embrace your dark side and celebrate your favorite villains. This event for families will include ignoble games, crooked crafts, sinister snacks and more. Dressing like your favorite villain is encouraged! No registration is required. All ages.
July 11, 2 p.m., Main Library

baby clappingBaby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, July 2 and Thursday, July 16 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 July meetings take place on Thursday, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. No registration is required. For more information, contact Children's Services at 241-1495.