The Children's Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families.
Crafts to Go for Kids!
It’s time to get crafty again! Crafts To Go for Kids will be available for pickup twice a month. Children up to age 12 are welcome to register online for a craft packet. Then stop by one of the three Fargo Public Libraries locations during the designated weeks to pick up a craft packet to take home. Pre-registration is required and will open two weeks prior to each session. Please note: this a take home project only. The same craft will be available at each location. Limit 1 craft per child, while supplies last. Some crafts will require access to scissors, glue, tape, or paintbrushes at home.
October 26— Bat Pom Pom Launchers
November 9— Craft Roll Kitty Cat
November 23— Foam Ball Turkeys
December 14— Pinecone Snowy Owls
Storytime To Go
This fall storytime is on the run with our Storytime To Go packets. Inside you’ll find everything you need to have storytime success at home. Storytime to Go packets are geared towards young children ages 2 to 5 and include a book for your home library, themed songs and action rhymes, tips on reading to your child, craft ideas, and more! A new Storytime to Go packet will be available for FREE at all Fargo Public Library locations on the following dates (limit one per family, available while supplies last). No registration is required.
November 2 – Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
November 16 – Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
November 30 – Walk and See ABC by Rosalind Beardshaw
December 7 – Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty
December 21 – Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Escape the Library: Online Escape Rooms
Are you frightfully clever? Is there no riddle that can stump you? Is there no safe you can’t crack? Well, we have a challenge for you! Join us anytime on Saturday, Nov. 7 between 12 and 3 p.m. for Escape the Library! Online. This program is modeled after the popular Escape Room concept, and is for children ages 6-12. Pre-register for this program to test your wits. Pre-registration will open 2 weeks prior to each session. Please note: you will be sent the Escape Room via an email link so you must have a working email address to participate in this online program.
Online Board Games for Kids
Have fun playing board games online! These events are most appropriate for kids ages 8 to 12. Pre-registration is required and will open on Nov. 1. Please note: this program will be conducted online. Participants will receive an email with information on how to log in to the session, so it is necessary to provide an email address when registering.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Baby Rhyme Time Online
Babies ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us online for baby storytimes. Share songs, fingerplays, short books, rhythms, and rhymes with your baby while introducing them to books and the library! One lap per child, please! Pre-registration is required and will open Nov. 1.
Please note: this program will be conducted online via GoToMeeting. Participants will receive an email with information on how to log into the session, so it is necessary to provide an email address when registering.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Didgeridoo Down Under
All ages are invited to take a virtual trip to the land called Oz when the Fargo Public Library presents Didgeridoo Down Under (DDU), a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun. You’ll learn about Aussie culture, animals and more, all while moving & grooving to the pulsing rhythms of the didge! View this event anytime from Sunday, Nov. 22 to Saturday, Nov. 28. Look for the link on this page or on the Fargo Public Library Facebook page beginning Nov. 22. No registration is required.
Virtual Trivia for Kids
What are you an expert in? Test your knowledge with a virtual themed trivia contest for kids! Join us online for trivia for children ages 6 to 12. Groups and individuals are welcome. Pre-registration is required and will open 2 weeks before the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams! Please note: you will be sent the trivia platform via an email link so you must have a working email address to participate.
Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. – Star Wars
Get outside this Fall and enjoy a stroll through the plaza between the Downtown Fargo Public Library and the Fargo Civic Center, while reading Tap The Magic Tree, an interactive picturebook by Christie Matheson. The story will be spread out on signs from September 1 to October 31 to encourage literacy skills, movement, and enjoying the outdoors with family. Please note that the StoryWalk® will remain in the Plaza through the end of October weather permitting. No registration is required. Look for a new book beginning Nov. 2!
And visit the newly installed StoryWalk® at Brunsdale Park (1702 27th Ave S) to read Move! by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, made possible with support from the Fargo Public Library, the Fargo Park District Foundation and the Fargo Park District Foundation Matching Grant Program.
Virtual Storytime for Our Youngest Readers
Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and in effort to protect our community, volunteers, staff, and patrons of all ages, onsite programming at all Fargo Public Library locations has been suspended until further notice. Because of this, we are offering virtual Storytimes and virtual Baby Rhyme Time for our youngest patrons.
Folktales Storytime with Ms. Lauren and Ms. Sarah
Cats Storytime with Ms. Lauren and Ms. Sarah
Bugs Storytime with Ms. Lauren
Bears Storytime with Ms. Sarah and Ms. Lauren
Hats Storytime with Ms. Lauren
Owls Storytime with Ms. Lauren
Rain Storytime with Ms. Sarah
Ducks Storytime with Ms. Cindy
Library Program Evaluation
Attended one of our programs? Tell us about your experience! This is a post-program survey to help us bring more events to our patrons. Your feedback means a great deal to us; thank you for your time in filling out this form.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Children's Services Department. We'll be happy to help!