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Our mission at the Fargo Public Library is to provide effective and efficient library services to meet our Community’s personal, professional, and lifelong learning needs, and this includes supporting our nontraditional and homeschooling families in their work and play. We look forward to serving you through a wide variety of homeschooling resources available for both parents and children.


Upcoming Homeschool Events

Teen program: Stream Table Presentation with the FM Science Museum - Sept. 17 at 2 p.m., Main Library
Teens are invited to learn about river formation and processes when staff from the FM Science Museum bring their stream table to the library.


Meeting Rooms

The Fargo Public Library has meeting rooms available for use by the general public at each of our three locations:
• Community Rooms are available at no charge to non-profit groups and require a reservation.
• Conference Rooms are available at no charge to all. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are allowed in conference rooms if not in use.
- Small study rooms are available at the Main and Dr. James Carlson Libraries on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. James Carlson Library
Community Room (Capacity 70)
Christianson Conference Room (Capacity 15)

Main Library
Community Room (Capacity 100)
Dawson Conference Room (Capacity 15)
Fercho Conference Room (Capacity 20)

Northport Library
Community Room (Capacity 50)

Technology fees, reservations, and guidelines for meeting rooms are covered by Fargo Public Library's Meeting Room Policy.

Reservations may be made by filling out an online application


Library of Things and Special Collections

The Library of Things includes nontraditional items that can help to enhance your curriculum and learning experiences. All items are available to check out and can be requested for pick-up at any Fargo Public Library location.

Special Collections include Topic Totes and Story-On-the-Go Kits.


Language Learning

Mango Languages
Become conversational in any of 60 languages with Mango Languages. A self paced, simple learning environment makes it easy to start learning Spanish, French, German or another language. Mango also contains English courses conducted in 14 different languages. Mango is available on both mobile devices and desktops. A microphone is preferred.

Rosetta Stone
Using Rosetta Stone's immersion courses based on pictures and voice and requiring no existing knowledge of a language, learn 30 different languages, including English. Rosetta Stone requires a microphone.

• A short, introductory video is available here to get you started with our language learning resources.


Homework Help for Elementary Students

The Fargo Public Library subscribes to multiple online encyclopedias and information databases directed toward elementary age students. These resources may be accessed from home or in the library. Some do require signing in with a library card number. Your last name in capital letters will be your password, unless you previously changed it.


Homework Help for Teens

The Fargo Public Library subscribes to multiple online encyclopedias and information databases directed towards teens. These resources may be accessed from home or in the library. Some do require signing in with a library card number. Your last name in capital letters will be your password, unless you previously changed it.


Parent/Teacher Resource Center

The Parent/Teacher Resource Center is a collection of books and interactive materials located in the Children's Room at the Main Library. Materials of interest to homeschool families include homeschooling guides, activity books, Hooked on Phonics, Hooked on Math and Hooked on Spelling kits, ND Studies Project books, and most all of the Caldecott, Newberry and ND Flicker Tale award-winning titles.