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2020 Summer Reading Program

This summer, the Fargo Public Library wants you to:
Read Books • Complete Missions • Attend Online Events • Earn Badges • Win Prizes

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program here!

This year, we are trying something new – the Fargo Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program is going ONLINE and registration starts Monday, June 1. We're gearing up for Kids, Teens & Adults to get reading, discovering, and learning this summer with our Imagine Your Story ONLINE reading program. The library's free Summer Reading Program is for readers of all ages, from babies to adults. ⁣Our program is moving to READsquared, an online service designed for readers of all ages to log the time you spend reading and earn free prizes for your efforts.

We hope residents of all ages will join us this summer for virtual storytimes, a new Fargo History Hunt, online book clubs, virtual art sessions, take-and-make crafts, along with other engaging sessions and virtual events.

It's easy to register! Visit the FPL's Summer Reading Program website. Or, download the app for Android or for Apple to get started.

Summer Reading for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers:

This program is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers ages 0 to 4 to explore early literacy activities and get ready to read! Our youngest readers complete 5 badges by reading picture books and 5 missions with lots of fun activities to earn points to use in the prize store. Use your points to purchase prizes in our prize store – including a book! A printable booklog is available.Visit our kids’ page for weekly updates. Events for kids are also available on the online events calendar.

Participation in the library's 2020 "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program also qualifies children and teens to receive the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion award. Kids are also entered into a state-wide drawing for one of two $529 contributions for the region as part of Bank of North Dakota's College Save Reading Champion program. This program is open to North Dakota residents only. Details on the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion program can be found here.

Summer Reading Challenge for School Age Kids

All readers ages 4 to 12 are welcome to join the Fargo Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge. Kids can choose to log books or minutes to earn points. For more reading fun, youngsters can complete missions and earn even more points! Kids can use their earned points to purchase prizes in our prize store – including a book! A printable booklog is available. Visit our kids’ page for weekly updates or our online events calendar.

Participation in the library's 2020 "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program also qualifies children and teens to receive the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion award. Kids are also entered into a state-wide drawing for one of two $529 contributions for the region as part of Bank of North Dakota's College Save Reading Champion program. This program is open to North Dakota residents only. Details on the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion program can be found here.

Imagine Your Story for Teens

This program is designed for teens age 11 to 18 to encourage life-long reading habits. The program runs June 1 – August 15. (Teens can download and print a booklog, if they prefer.) Once a teen has earned enough points they will receive a free book to be picked up from one of our 3 FPL locations! Visit our teen page or the library's online events calendar for a list of related events and activities.

Participation in the library's 2020 "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program also qualifies children and teens to receive the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion award. Kids are also entered into a state-wide drawing for one of two $529 contributions for the region as part of Bank of North Dakota's College Save Reading Champion program. This program is open to North Dakota residents only. Details on the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion program can be found here.

Imagine Your Story for Adults

This year, we want all residents to imagine their story by participating in the annual summer program at the library by reading and taking part in inventive and engaging programs online all summer long. This program is designed for adults age 18 and up to encourage life-long reading and learning habits. The program runs June 1 – August 15. Adults can earn points by reading books or ebooks, or listening to audiobooks! When a person has earned enough points, they will be entered in weekly prize drawings for gift cards to local businesses. (As with kids and teens, adults can download and print a booklog, if they prefer.)

Events for adults are listed on our adult page and on the online events calendar. For more information, call 701.241.1472.

2020 Fargo History Hunt

The Fargo History Hunt is back for 2020 with a twist! Pick up a map at any library location (once the buildings are open to the public), or print a map from our website. Once you have a map, follow the trail to 17 of Fargo’s historic markers, monuments, and structures. Answer the questions about each site listed on the map. Return the answer sheet to any Fargo Public Library location to be entered into a grand prize drawing. All ages are invited to complete the History Hunt to earn points in the online Summer Reading Program.


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