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 21/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 Tuesdays 10:00 AM Northport 7/60 Add to Cart
9/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Wednesdays 10:00 AM Carlson 26/60 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 13/60 Add to Cart
9/12/2017 - 12/12/2017 Tuesdays 11:00 AM Northport 10/60 Add to Cart
9/13/2017 - 12/13/2017 Wednesdays 11:00 AM Carlson 21/60 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 21/60 Add to Cart
Teen: Escape the Library
Age(s) 11-17
Escape the Library!
Are you frightfully clever? Is there no riddle that can stump you? Is there no safe that you can’t crack? Well, we have a challenge for you! Join us for Escape the Library! Ages 11-18. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Registration opens September 11. Register at www.fargolibrary.org/teen or call 476-5978 for details.
Monday, September 25 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/25/2017 Monday, September 25th 11:00 AM Carlson 5/8 Add to Cart
9/25/2017 Monday, September 25th 12:00 PM Carlson 0/8 Add to Cart
9/25/2017 Monday, September 25th 1:00 PM Carlson 5/8 Add to Cart
Choose Your Own Adventure: Storytelling with Code
Age(s) 9-12
uCodeGirl Jr. Edition invites creators, storytellers, adventurers, and artists to use their imagination to construct a tale with twists and turns. You are the star of the story. You get to decide how the story ends. An exciting opportunity for your curious mind to write a digital story using code. Draw inspiration from classic fables and fairy tales, or write an original story to illustrate your idea. These events are open to kids in grades 4 – 6. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

There are 2 ways to register:
1. Call Children’s Services at 701.241.1495
2. Register Online at www.fargolibrary.org
Child Program
Date Day Time Location Registrations
9/28/2017 Thursday, September 28th 6:30 PM Main 0/20 Add to Cart
9/30/2017 Saturday, September 30th 10:00 AM Carlson 2/20 Add to Cart
Haunted Fairy Houses
Age(s) 13-Adult
Please bring one small to medium size pumpkin to turn into a haunted fairy house. All other supplies provided. Program is recommended for teens and adults. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jenilee at jkanenwisher@fargolibrary.org
Adult Craft
Teen Craft
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/4/2017 Wednesday, October 4th 7:00 PM Main 4/24 Add to Cart
Great Science for Teens
Age(s) 11-17
Great Science for Teens
We’ll be hosting an all new edition of Great Science for Teens led by Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia College with fun science experiments made just for teens. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens September 18. Register online or contact 476-5978 for more info.
Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. at the Dr. James Carlson Library
Science
Date Day Time Location Registrations
10/5/2017 Thursday, October 5th 6:00 PM Carlson 3/16 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
10/12/2017 Thursday, October 12th 11:00 AM Carlson 6/12 Add to Cart
10/12/2017 Thursday, October 12th 6:30 PM Main 5/12 Add to Cart
10/13/2017 Friday, October 13th 11:00 AM Main Full