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Children's Department

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


Children's Storytime

Fall Storytime

Registration for the 2019 Fall Storytime session for toddlers and preschoolers is now open. This weekly session begins September 9 and runs through December 11. Registration may be completed online, at any Fargo Public Library location, or by calling 701.241.1495 . See our Storytime page for days and times.


Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 18 months are invited to join us on Thursday, August 15, for the next sessions of lapsit storytimes. Held the first and third Thursday of each month (please note that only one session will be held in July due to the Independence Day holiday), Baby Rhyme Time takes place at the Dr. James Carlson Library at 10 a.m., and at the Main Library at 6:30 p.m. Share songs, fingerplays, short books, rhythms and rhymes with your baby while introducing them to books and the library! Each session concludes with open play time. No registration is required. One child per grown-up lap please.


Kindergarten Success! Storytime Series

Drop in to one, or all, of these special storytime and activity sessions focused on preparing your child for Kindergarten. Library staff will share tips you can use to instill a love of reading in your child and help get them ready to learn - all while having super storytime fun!

These are parent/child storytimes geared for your child's success; therefore we ask one adult per child to keep the learning to the maximum. This program series will be held at the Main Library and is most appropriate for children ages 3 to 5. No pre-registration is required. Activities will follow each storytime session and every child will leave with a new book!
Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. - Let's Love Books!
Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. - Write All About It!
Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. - You'll Sing, I'll Sing!
Saturday, Novmber 23 at 10 a.m. - Make It Count!
Saturday, December 21 at 10 a.m. - Do You See What I See?


Crafternoons 2019

Crafternoons

It’s time to get crafty again - Crafternoons is back! Crafternoons returns to the Dr. James Carlson Library on Monday, September 23 and continues through December 16, AND returns to the Northport Branch on Tuesday, September 24 and continues through December 17. Children up to age 12 are welcome to stop by the Dr. James Carlson Library on Mondays anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. or the Northport library on Tuesdays anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for a weekly craft project. Stop by and get crafty at the library! No registration is required. Please note that the same craft will be done at each location.


Contact Us

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