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Summer Reading Challenge Teens 2024

Teen Programs and Events

We welcome teens to join us for all sorts of events geared just for them. Anyone is able to participate, even if you don't have a Fargo Public Library card. Some programs and events require registration, and others are first come, first serve. If registration is required, it will be listed in the details for each event.

Adventure Begins at Your Library with the Summer Reading Challenge

Adventure begins at your Fargo Public Library! The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge encourages teens to read books and explore engaging, educational and creative activities from June 3 – August 17. This year's program is designed for teens ages 11 to 18 to encourage life-long reading habits. Each day that you read, log your reading* in Beanstack. Once a teen has logged enough days, they will receive a free book and prize to be picked up from one of our three FPL locations!

* Paper reading logs for Teens are available beginning June 3 at all Library locations.

• Be a College SAVE Reading Champion!
Teens who complete the Fargo Public Library’s 2024 Summer Reading Challenge and who are North Dakota residents will automatically receive a certificate for a contribution to a new or existing College SAVE account. New account owners receive $25; existing account owners receive $10. Avid readers will be entered for a drawing for one of 10 – $529 scholarships to a College SAVE account. For more information about the College Save Reading Champion program, visit the Bank of North Dakota at collegesave4u.com.

Check out all of the engaging events just for teens below with more events for all ages on our online calendar.


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Teen Volunteer Opportunities at the Library

Volunteer at the Fargo Public Library! You can make the library a great place to visit, earn volunteer hours for clubs or scholarships, and have fun at the same time. Participants must be 12 to 18 years old. Please note: teen volunteers will need a signed teen volunteer permission form from a parent or guardian in order to volunteer. Sessions are weekly on Wednesdays from June 5 to Aug. 14. Registration is required and opens May 22. Contact Elle at 701.476.6672 for details.
Wednesdays starting June 5 – Main Library from 1 to 3 p.m.


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Spray Tie-Dye Shirts for Teens

Make a unique spray tie-dye shirt! This program is for teens ages 11-18. Registration is required and opens May 23. All materials will be provided. You will be contacted after registration to get your shirt size.
Thursday, June 6 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m.


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Chamoy Pickles for Teens

Didn’t get to try one yet or wish you had a redo? Make your own chamoy pickle from a variety of ingredients, then pucker up and try your creation. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required and opens May 29. For ages 11+.
Wednesday, June 12 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m.


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Wonka Movie and Craft for Teens

Watch the movie Wonka and make a craft using candy wrappers while you munch on snacks! This program is for teens aged 11-18. Registration is required and opens June 6.
Thursday, June 20 – Main Library at 1 p.m.


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Taylor Swift Party

All's fair in love and poetry. Celebrate your era with music, crafts, and snacks (no champagne, sorry). All materials will be provided. Open to teens ages 11 to 18. No registration required.
Wednesday, June 26 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 2 p.m.


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Investigator Adventures for Teens

Learn to decode secret messages, analyze handwriting, compare fingerprints and more! This program is for teens aged 11-18. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and opens June 15.
Saturday, June 29 – Main Library at 1 p.m.


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Watercolor World Map for Teens

New to watercolor or looking for a summer afternoon activity? Join us at our Carlson location to learn the basics of watercolor and follow along with a video tutorial to create a world map. Registration is required and opens June 26. All supplies will be provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18.
Wednesday, July 10 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m.


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Reverse Glass Painting for Teens

Reverse glass painting is a different style of painting where you build on your design backwards- starting with the finishing touches and ending with the background. Come learn this fun technique! All materials will be provided. This program is for teens aged 11-18. Registration is required and opens July 5.
Friday, July 19 – Main Library at 1 p.m.


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Adventures in Science!

Oh the places you’ll go as you get set for an adventure exploring strange new environments! Not everywhere is as safe as the Fargo Public Library, so we need science to keep us safe and well as we explore. Join Dr. Graeme and his students from Concordia Science Academy in learning how science keeps us safe as we explore the world - and beyond…. Teens in grades 7-12 will explore with more in-depth experiments at 3 p.m. All materials will be provided. Registration is required and opens July 9.
Tuesday, July 23 – Main Library at 3 p.m.


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Make Your Own Comic for Teens

Comics are as fun to make as they are to read! Don’t like to draw? We’ll have templates available with the characters already on them, just add words. All materials will be provided. This program is for teens ages 11-18. Registration is required and opens July 11.
Friday, July 26 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m.


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Cupcake Decorating Contest for Teens

Come decorate a cupcake and vote on your favorites! Cupcakes, frosting, candy, sprinkles, and other supplies will be provided- just bring your creativity! This program is for teens ages 11-18. Registration is required and opens July 18.
Thursday, August 1 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 1 p.m.


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