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Children's Department

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

Check out this short introductory video to meet the Children's Librarians at the Fargo Public Library.

Upcoming Events for Kids and Families

Baby Rhyme Time

Babies ages birth to 24 months are invited to join us for the next sessions of lapsit storytimes at the Dr. James Carlson Library. 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 pre-registration required. One child per grown-up lap please.
May 16 @ 10 a.m.
June 6 & 20 @ 10 a.m.
July 18 @ 10 a.m.
August 1 & 15 @ 10 a.m.

Trivia Night

Family Trivia Nights

Rally your relatives and join us for family trivia night at the Main Library. Each month we'll feature a different theme and see who knows the most! Family trivia night is open to individuals, families, or teams of all ages - trivia works best for kids who are reading independently. Families are invited to pre-register at the beginning of the current month. Prizes for our top winners, and snacks for all!
May 30 at 6 p.m. - May the Force Be with You: Star Wars
June 27 at 6 p.m. - Taylor, Ariana, Billie and Beyonce!
July 25 at 6 p.m. - From Marmaduke to Bluey: Famous Dogs

Kindergarten Success

Kindergarten Success! Storytime

Get your child ready for Kindergarten by exploring literacy and STEAM topics through music, stories, songs, and play at the Main Library. Library staff will share tips you can use to instill a love of reading in your child. Activities follow each storytime and all children receive a FREE book! These events are appropriate for children ages 3-5.
June 1 @ 10 a.m.
July 6 @ 10 a.m.
August 3 @ 10 a.m.

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Adventure Begins at Your Library with the Summer Reading Challenge

Are you looking for a little adventure to spice up your summer? You can be sure to find it at the library! The theme to the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge is Adventure Begins at Your Library, and we're bringing the fun and prizes as we read from June 3 to August 17. Find out how to start tracking your reading on the Summer Reading Challenge page (registration opens May 20) and join us for some adventurous stories and experiences at the library!

Summer Reading Challenge Kick-off Party

Start your summer adventure and the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge with a day at the park! Bring a picnic lunch and join us on June 3 at Rheault Farm (2902 25th St S) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for activities, games, and fun! The first 500 kids at the park will receive a free string backpack. Be sure to register for the Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack to get started reading and earning prizes.

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Summer Movies

Join us for free movies and popcorn every other Friday this summer at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Movies start at 1 p.m. Adults must accompany children age 9 and younger.
June 7: Strange World (PG)
June 21: Ratatouille (G)
July 5: Home (PG)
July 19: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 2: Ice Age (PG)

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Namaste Toddler/Preschool Yoga

Introducing Toddler/Pre-School Yoga by Mojo Fit! It's never too soon to learn how to relax, breathe, pose, and find your center, all while having fun at the Main Library with a certified yoga instructor from Mojo Fit. Come dressed to stretch and move. We have a few mats available for kiddos to use, but if you have your own, bring it along! This class is best suited for ages 2-6. No pre-registration required.
June 13 @ 10 a.m.
July 11 @ 10 a.m.
August 8 @ 10 a.m.



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.

Library Program Evaluation

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Contact Us

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