Fargo Public Library - Programs

Toddler Storytime (Fall 2019)
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. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 10:00 AM Main 30/60 Add to Cart
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 18/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 48/60 Add to Cart
Preschool Storytime (Fall 2019)
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. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 11:00 AM Main 33/60 Add to Cart
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 9/60 Add to Cart
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 37/60 Add to Cart
Family Storytime (Fall 2019)
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 and older.

During the family storytime sessions, parents/guardians are required to sit with their children in the storytime area. View storytime tips for parents and guardians to make sure children get the most out of a storytime session.

Family 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.

Be sure to pick up a Storytime Punch Card. Children who attend 10 storytimes earn a free book!
Child Program
Storytime
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Mondays 6:30 PM Main 29/60 Add to Cart
Foundation Center Workshop: Intro to Foundation Directory Online
Age(s) Adult
This program will feature a demonstration of what the Foundation Directory Online can provide when searching for grant possibilities. The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online is the only way to search for grants. If you are not comfortable with computers or technology, come to this demonstration to help ease you into this online grant-seeking source. If you have any questions regarding grant searching, please bring them to this session. Pre-registration is required. Register online or all Greg at 701-241-1492 or visit the Information Desk at the Main Library.
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/14/2019 - 12/12/2019 Thursdays 6:30 PM Main Add to Cart
Teen: Lego Ornaments
Age(s) 10-17

We’ll provide all the materials necessary to make a festive and fun holiday ornament from Legos. Ages 10-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Register online or call 701.476.5978 for more info.
Tuesday, November 19 - Dr. James Carlson Library at 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 21 - Northport Library at 4 p.m.
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/19/2019 Tuesday, November 19th 4:00 PM Carlson Full
11/21/2019 Thursday, November 21st 4:00 PM Northport 8/10 Add to Cart
Clothespin Wreath
Age(s) Adult
Make a fun wreath that can hold small gifts, important notes, or holiday cards! All supplies provided. Program is recommended for adults.
Adult Craft
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/19/2019 Tuesday, November 19th 6:30 PM Main Full
11/23/2019 Saturday, November 23rd 10:00 AM Northport Full
Trivia at the Library: Disney Edition (Adults and Teens)
Age(s) 13-Adult
Have you and your team seen every Disney movie? Do you know all the theme songs? Then for the first time in forever, join us under the sea, and before the stroke of midnight to test your knowledge! We’ll provide the snacks and nostalgia.

Groups and individuals are welcome and pre-registration is requested but not required. Contact Amber at 701.241.1495 with any questions. This session is open to adults and teens.
Adult Program
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/26/2019 Tuesday, November 26th 6:30 PM Main 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 last Friday and Saturday of 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.

Please note: 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
11/29/2019 Friday, November 29th 11:00 AM Main 9/12 Add to Cart
11/30/2019 Saturday, November 30th 11:00 AM Carlson 11/12 Add to Cart
Trivia at the Library: Disney Edition (Family)
Age(s) 6-Adult
Have you and your team seen every Disney movie? Do you know all the theme songs? Then for the first time in forever, join us under the sea, and before the stroke of midnight to test your knowledge! We’ll provide the snacks and nostalgia.

Groups and individuals are welcome and pre-registration is requested but not required. This session is open to families with children ages 6 and up.
Adult Program
Child Program
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
11/29/2019 Friday, November 29th 2:00 PM Main Add to Cart
Holiday Sweater Making
Age(s) 12-Adult
Do you have upcoming holiday parties but don’t know what to wear? Join us at the Fargo Public Library as we deck our holiday apparel. Bring a sweater, T-shirt, apron, or other clothing item and decorate it to show off your unique personality. We will provide paint, glue, and other jingle-jangle as well as some snacks.

Program is intended for teens and adults. Registration is preferred. Register online or call 701.241.1492 for more information.
Adult Craft
Adult Program
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/3/2019 Tuesday, December 3rd 6:30 PM Main Add to Cart
December Tea Tasting
Age(s) Adult
Explore some of the many unique teas available. Samples of 4 different teas from around the globe will be provided each month, along with brewing tips and relevant information on the background of that month’s selection. Bring a friend so you can sip tea and socialize. Program is recommended for adults.
Adult Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/7/2019 Saturday, December 7th 10:00 AM Carlson 11/24 Add to Cart
Gingerbread Houses for Kids
Age(s) 4-12
Run, Run As fast as you can! You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man! My house is a wreck I need a quick fix, it may take more than stones and sticks. I’ve heard the library has candy galore perhaps you could use some to spruce up my décor!
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/12/2019 Thursday, December 12th 4:00 PM Northport 10/20 Add to Cart
Origami Crane Mobile
Age(s) 10-Adult
Tuesday December 17th and Thursday December 19th 2019

Interested in Origami? Learn the basics of Origami and make an Origami Crane Mobile. All materials provided.
Location & Time Carlson Library Community Room 4pm on December 17th, Northport Library Community Room 4pm December 19th

Pre-registration or no registration required? Pre-registration is required
Contact Info (name, phone number, and email): Sara Meidinger, 701.298.6960 or smeidinger@fargolibrary.org
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
12/17/2019 Tuesday, December 17th 4:00 PM Carlson 4/12 Add to Cart
12/19/2019 Thursday, December 19th 4:00 PM Northport 1/12 Add to Cart