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Children's Department

The Children's Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families.

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2022 Summer Reading Challenge: Oceans of Possibilities

Join us as we dive to the depths of the deep blue sea in our quest for adventure and excitement during the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge! Register on Beanstack * to track your daily reading from June 1 to August 20 and earn spins on our prize wheel. Earn a spin for every seven days of reading. Once you've read for 42 days, you've found the treasure - a free book of your own! We'll also have weekly prize drawings! Find out more on our Summer Reading Challenge webpage.

* Paper reading logs are also available for daily tracking. Be sure to transfer the information weekly into your Beanstack account to be eligible for the weekly prize drawings.

Reading isn't the only fish in the ocean this summer. We have lots of events and activities planned for everyone from the youngest landlubber to the most senior deck-swabber. Little guppies will plunge into storytime each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while older kids go full steam ahead into events featuring the Titanic, coral reefs, ocean trivia, and more! We've planned oceans of fun!

Tiny Art Show

Artists of all ages are invited to be a part of the Fargo Public Library's Tiny Art Show. To participate, pick up a mini canvas at any Fargo Public Library location to paint at home beginning June 13, and return it by July 5. Finished paintings will be on display at all three locations in July. Open to all ages. One canvas per person, while supplies last.

Week of June 27-July 2:

Tide Pool Creature Crafts

Tide pools form where the ocean meets the land and are full of fascinating creatures. Learn some tide pool facts as you make a few of the most common creatures found in these seawater pockets. This open house event is most appropriate for kids ages 6 and older.
Thursday, June 30: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Northport Branch

Summer Movie

Join us each Friday at the Dr. James Carlson Library for ocean-themed movies beginning at 1 p.m. We'll watch Disneynature: Oceans (G) on Friday, July 1. No pre-registration is required.

Week of July 4-9:

Summer Storytime

We're going to visit some fidgety, tickly, and clumsy sea creatures at our next storytime and craft event taking place at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m., and at the Dr. James Carlson Library on Wednesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Storytimes are open to children ages 2 to 6. No pre-registration is required.

Gooseberry Park Players Preview of SpongeBob the Musical

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob! Cast members from the Gooseberry Park Players' production of SpongeBob the Musical will have all ages singing along with songs from the show and theater games for kids on Thursday, July 7. Join us at the Main Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 11:30 a.m. for this entertaining and interactive event. No pre-registration is required.

Brunsdale Park StoryWalk Unveiling

Enjoy a stroll and read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes, our new StoryWalk story at Brunsdale Park (1702 27th Ave S), during the story unveiling on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. The BookBike will be on hand so you can check out other summer-themed books and enjoy a treat (while supplies last). No pre-registration is required.

Summer Movie

Join us each Friday at the Dr. James Carlson Library for ocean-themed movies beginning at 1 p.m. We'll watch The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (PG) on Friday, July 8. No pre-registration is required.

Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us for the next sessions of lapsit storytimes taking place on July 5 at the Main Library at 6:30 p.m., and at the Dr. James Carlson Library on July 7 at 10 a.m. Held the first and third Tuesday and Thursday of each month, Baby Rhyme Time is an opportunity for parents to share songs, fingerplays, short books, rhythms and rhymes with baby while introducing books and the library! Each session concludes with open play time. No registration is required. One child per grown-up lap please.



If you’ve ever wished you could listen to a story, a poem, or even a joke at any time, day or night, now you can! Call the Library’s Dial-A-Story phone line at 701.298.6927 anytime and choose the children’s option; new recordings are available every Monday. Selections are recorded by Children’s Library staff and are up to 5 minutes in length. Dial-A-Story recordings can be accessed by any phone.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Children's Services Department. We'll be happy to help!

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