The Fargo Public Library’s 2023 summer reading challenge, “All Together Now,” starts Monday, June 5. This year’s theme celebrates reading and community and offers a summer filled with exciting stories, weekly special events, performances and activities to all ages – kids, teens and adults. The free program runs through Aug. 26 and anyone can participate by reading, attending events and completing challenges.
Area residents are invited to jump start their summer by attending the “All Together Now” themed kickoff event at Skate City on Monday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library, in partnership with Skate City, will provide free admission and skate rental at the event for kids age 16 and younger. Admission and skate rental for adults and teens (ages 17 and older) is $10.00 per person. Attendees will also be able to register at the event for the Summer Reading Challenge. Residents do not need to be registered for the online reading program to attend Fargo Public Library events.
Pre-registration for the summer reading challenge is open online and readers can join the program any time until Aug. 26. The program uses Beanstack, an online service for readers of all ages, to log the days they spend reading to earn prizes. Register at https://fargolibrary.beanstack.org or pick up an official reading log at any Fargo Public Library location beginning June 5; all participants need to register to take part. Paper reading logs will be available; however, patrons are encouraged to use the online format.
All Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children ages 9 and younger. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming Summer Reading Challenge events for all ages, call 701.241.1492 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.