2021 Summer Reading Opportunities | Fargo & Moorhead

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With summer right around the corner, it’s valuable to know what opportunities our kids have to check out books and participate in summer reading programs in Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead. 

As a school library media specialist, I can tell you how important it is for our kids to read or be read to, consistently (shoot for 20 minutes per day).  With nice weather and possibly more flexible schedules; there will be some fun things to help create some excitement around summer reading. 

Things to Consider 

Read inside or outside. Re-read the same books, or tackle a series. Listen to audio-books. Graphic novels, chapter or picture books…every choice is a good choice as long as the child is enjoying what they are reading or listening to. Watching animated stories can be great for our younger readers (they can follow along with and learn new words), but make sure your kid(s) are reading (and handling) print books as well. This is especially true for toddlers

Below are links to all of the local public libraries’ programs, and other ideas to keep your kids reading throughout the summer months. *Some public school libraries are also offering limited checkout hours, which they will communicate to their school’s families. 

Summer Reading Programs in Fargo & Moorhead

Fargo Public Library 

Lake Agassiz (Moorhead-Dilworth) Public Library 

(View the Book Truck schedule here.)

West Fargo Public Library

(The Little Red Reading Bus is now operated by the West Fargo Public Library and has an updated route schedule you can view here.)

Other Fun Reading Ideas:

Check out a list of Little Free Library locations using this Map!

Summer Reading Bingo (find one online or create your own!)

Book swaps with friends

www.littlefreelibrary.org

Create a reading spot outside using an inflatable pool, blankets, and pillows!

Check out our post here for other great library resources!

How are you keeping up the reading in the coming months? Share with us below!
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Nikki is a mom to five (two living, three angels), wife, educator, library media specialist, high-school coach, writer, church go-er, and beer drinker. Born and raised in western North Dakota (where the buffaloes literally roam), she now calls a farm just outside Horace, ND her home (#farmlife). Nikki will always be a small-town girl at heart, but loves experiencing Fargo area events; including sporting events, bars, breweries + wineries, restaurants, and shops.

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