Fargo Public Library - Programs

Toddler Storytime
Age(s) 1-3
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Toddler Storytimes are for children 18 months to 3 years of age. During the toddler storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to sit with their children in the storytime area. Toddler Storytimes are generally 20 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/11/2017 - 12/11/2017 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 32/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 13/60 Add to Cart
9/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 32/60 Add to Cart
Preschool Storytime
Age(s) 3-6
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Preschool Storytimes are open to children age 3 or older. Children turning 3 during the current session may also register. During the preschool storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to remain in the library building. Parents are not required to sit with their children the entire time and may browse the collection if the children are comfortable with the parent doing so.
Preschool Storytimes are generally 30 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/11/2017 - 12/11/2017 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 18/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 15/60 Add to Cart
9/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 33/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime
Age(s) 1-6
The Fargo Public Library has several storytimes available for families and caregivers where staff share their love of books and reinforce early literacy skills. Through the use of age-appropriate stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting, staff also help parents and caregivers learn how to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read.

Family Storytimes are open to children age 18 months or older. Family Storytimes are generally 30 minutes in length.

Large group space is limited. Daycares and groups of five or more children need to call Children's Services at 701.241.1495 to register.

Basic Storytime Guidelines

Please note that all storytimes start promptly on schedule. Be sure to allow extra time for parking and getting nametags.
Please honor age limits for each storytime.
Please refrain from bringing food and beverage into storytime.
If children in your care become disruptive, please remove them until they are comfortable and ready to listen.
For more information about any of our storytimes, call 701.241.1495.
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/11/2017 - 12/11/2017 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 31/60 Add to Cart
Reader's Theater Workshop
Age(s) 6-12
All the world’s a stage, or in this case, all the library’s a stage! This 2-hour workshop will give kids read-aloud practice and the chance to perform. Kids will work together to learn and present a selected story. After the workshop, parents can stop by for the performances starting at 11:15 a.m. Novices and thespians ages 6 to 12 are welcome to participate, but space is limited. Pre-register starting Nov. 2 to show off your many characters! Contact Children’s Services at (701) 241-1495 for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 2: 9 a.m.
Performances begin at 11:15 a.m.
Main Library
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/2/2017 Saturday, December 2nd 9:00 AM Main 13/30 Add to Cart
Teen: Homemade Mints
Age(s) 11-17
Homemade Mints
Need something fun to do? Stop by the library and make you own “magically strong” mints to keep for yourself or to share with friends! Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens November 20. Register at www.fargolibrary.org/teen or call 476-5978 for details.
Tuesday, December 5 at 4 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Thursday, December 7 at 4 p.m. at the Northport Library
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/5/2017 Tuesday, December 5th 4:00 PM Carlson 2/16 Add to Cart
12/7/2017 Thursday, December 7th 4:00 PM Northport 0/16 Add to Cart
Day of Code
Age(s) 6-12
Help the Fargo Public Library commemorate Computer Science Education Week with its first ever Day of Code! Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to sign up to spend an hour learning and playing coding games. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Space is limited so children should register for only one session. To register beginning Nov. 6, contact Children’s Services at (701) 241-1495 or online at www.fargolibrary.org.
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/9/2017 Saturday, December 9th 9:00 AM Carlson 0/10 Add to Cart
12/9/2017 Saturday, December 9th 10:30 AM Carlson 5/10 Add to Cart
12/9/2017 Saturday, December 9th 12:00 PM Carlson 1/10 Add to Cart
12/9/2017 Saturday, December 9th 1:30 PM Carlson 4/10 Add to Cart
12/9/2017 Saturday, December 9th 3:00 PM Carlson 3/10 Add to Cart
Little Squirt Science
Age(s) 3-5
Preschoolers ages 3-5 can learn about their world each month through activities and stories that provide a little knowledge and a lot of fun! Sessions take place during the second week of each month from Sept. through April, and require registration each month.

Space is limited to 12 children per session. Children must be at least 3 years old by the time of the scheduled session and not older than 5. If you are unable to attend a session for which you've registered, please call 701-241-1495 so that we may open up the spot for another child.
Child Program
Science
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/14/2017 Thursday, December 14th 11:00 AM Carlson Full
12/14/2017 Thursday, December 14th 6:30 PM Main Full
12/15/2017 Friday, December 15th 11:00 AM Main 7/12 Add to Cart