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Programming for kids begins

Published 11:33am Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am happy to announce the spring line-up for our youth programs at the Fergus Falls Public Library. To start off the new year we have a few of our favorite standbys such as Baby/Toddler and Preschool

Storytime, Book Bunch, 2nd Saturday Storytime, and Youth Chess.

We will also be continuing with some of our programs that started at the beginning of the school year like The Bookateers, CrafterSchool, Tot Cafe, and our quarterly (and very popular) Pajama Storytime.

New for this spring is our App Attack! program for grades K – fifth. Children will have a chance to explore cool apps on the iPad in this 45-minute interactive program. All the fun will be displayed on the big screen.

We are also in the process of expanding our children’s music collection are having a Leap Day Dance Party to showcase some of our new CDs. Listed below is our program schedule. You can also find the information on our website ( and at the library. Programs with asterisks require registration.

Baby and Toddler Storytime

9:30 – 10 a.m. Jan. 17 through April 11; Ages 0 to 2, with caregiver. Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and playtime.


Preschool storytime

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Jan. 17 through April 11; Ages 3 – 6. Stories, rhymes, puppet shows, activities, and more.


Tot Cafe

Open playtime at the library from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 through April 12; Ages 0 to 6, with caregiver. Stop by and enjoy our blocks, books, puzzles, puppets and more. A great social time for children and their caregivers.


Second Saturday Storytime

February through May from 10 to 11 a.m. Join us the second Saturday of the month for a fun-filled family program.


Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, March 20, 7 to 7:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome to our special pajama storytime. Join us for stories, fun activities, and a special bedtime treat.



Mondays from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Jan, 23, Feb. 27, March 26 and April 23; Preschool throuth fifth grade. Listen to stories and make a craft inspired by the book.


The Bookateers*

Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; for grades first through third. Our newest book club. At each meeting, children will listen to a story and have the chance to participate through discussion questions and group activities.


Book Bunch*

Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. March 1 – April 12 for grades fourth through eighth. We’ll be reading “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town,” by Kimberley Willis Holt. Free copy of the book upon completion of the program.


Youth Chess

Tuesdays; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children and teens; All ages and skill levels are welcome.Chess mentors will be available and sets are provided.

App Attack!

Grades K through second from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Mondays, Feb.13 and March 12

Grades third through fifth from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 14 and March 13

Have fun with cool apps on the iPad!


Leap Day Dance Party

Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Ages Preschool through fifth grade; We have expanded our children’s music collection; Kids and parents are invited to browse our new CDs and dance to the cool beats as we celebrate this special day.


Library NINJAS

Teen Advisory Group for grades 6 through 12; Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 7 and 21, March 6 and 20 and April 3 and 17.

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