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2018 Summer Reading Program

This summer, visit any of the three Fargo Public Library locations (Main Library, Dr. James Carlson Library, or Northport Library) and participate in our exciting Summer Reading Program for kids, teens and adults. The fun begins June 4 and continues through August 4. All ages are invited to read and discover at the library all summer long.

Take a look at the library's 2018 Summer Reading Program video "Libraries Rock!" found on this page.


For Kids: Libraries Rock!

Building a better community is the theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Program for kids at the Fargo Public Library, and exciting events are planned for youngsters of all ages. Starting June 4, and continuing through August 4, kids from birth through 12 years of age are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Earn prizes and a free book as you track your reading, and be sure to take part in some of the many engaging events and activities we have planned each week.

A schedule of events will be available soon, or visit our kids’ page for weekly updates. Check out the above video for a fun look at all we have going on this summer for kids, families, teens and adults. Register for the Summer Reading Program by visiting any one of the Fargo Public Library locations beginning Monday, June 4. Or, starting June 4, you can print your reading log – we have both a log for Readers and an activity log for Pre-readers – from our website, but don’t forget to visit an FPL location near you to pick up your registration packet! Keep track of the time you spend reading and join us for programs featuring many ways for kids to build a better community all summer, and all year, long.


For Teens: Libraries Rock!

The Fargo Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program will give teens an opportunity to take part in a variety of interesting programs and activities this summer. Teens, ages 11 to 18, will have the opportunity to engage in some unique activities just for teens. In addition, teens can turn in reading logs for a chance to win prizes at the end of summer! Visit our teen page or the library's online events calendar for a list of related events and activities.


For Adults: Libraries Rock!

The Fargo Public Library celebrates summertime with its annual adult summer reading program from June 4 through August 4. This year, the theme is “Libraries Rock!” and we want residents to participate in the annual summer program at the library by reading and taking part in inventive and engaging programs at the library all summer long.

Grab your library card and head to the nearest Fargo Public Library location. Use your time on vacation, at the lake, or in your own backyard to read, learn and discover. Events for adults are listed on our adult page and on the online events calendar. A printable adult bookmark log will also be available starting June 4. For more information, visit a Fargo Public Library location near you or call 701.241.1472.


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Fargo History Hunt

The Fargo History Hunt is back for 2018 with all different buildings! Take a peek into Fargo’s past. From June 4 to August 4, pick up a map at any Fargo Public Library location and follow the trail to 12 of downtown Fargo’s historic buildings. Use the clues provided to find answers to questions about each building, along with a jigsaw puzzle piece. Complete the questions and the puzzle and return to the library. Show a librarian your puzzle to be entered into a grand prize drawing. The puzzle is yours to keep! The Fargo History Hunt is once again made possible through a donation from the Friends of the Fargo Public Library. All ages are invited to participate. One puzzle/entry per person. Please note that some buildings are businesses with irregular hours. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us using the form on this page.

Special thanks to the following businesses and organizations for supporting this project:
Friends of the Fargo Public Library
Fargo Moorhead Heritage Society
Fargo Park District
Fargo Stuff
Alyssa Sinnen
Fowlers Heritage Company
Modern Textiles
EAPC Architects Engineers
North Dakota State University Archives
Swanson
Plains Art Museum
Lake Agassiz Development Group
Goldmark
O'Day Cache
Fabricators Unlimited
Office Sign Co.


Summer Reading Program Survey

We want your feedback about the 2018 Summer Reading Program, too. We have put together a short survey to find out your thoughts on how to make the Summer Reading Program even better. Take the short survey online and let us know your ideas for improving the Summer Reading Program for all ages.

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