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Children's Library

  1. B.A.R.K. (Bismarck Animals Reading with Kids) registration begins

    October 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2018, 6:00 PM

    B.A.R.K. is for kids who want practice reading with non-judgmental listeners - dogs! The Library offers this special program with local therapy dogs. Children in grades K-5 sign up to read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog (handler present). Contact Youth Services for more specific details. The Fall schedule will feature reading sessions on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons in October/November. Preregistration is required and begins October 1. Independent readers in grades K-5 may register for 2 sessions each. Scheduled dates/times: Monday, October 22 - 7:00-8:10 p.m. Thursday, October 25 - 4:00-5:10 p.m. Monday, October 29 - 7:00-8:10 p.m. Thursday, November 1 - 4:00-5:10 p.m. Monday, November 5 - 7:00-8:10 p.m. Thursday, November 8 - 4:00-5:10 p.m.

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  2. Lapsit Baby Story Time - 9:30 a.m.

    October 4, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time is for children held in caregiver laps for books, songs, and puppets. Through this story time interaction, your baby will develop language and social skills. Plus, story time fosters a close emotional relationship between you and your baby. Babies learn to associate books with the pleasure of being with parents, and this pleasure will translate to a love of reading.

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  3. Preschool Story Time

    October 4, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time focuses on books, puppets, and songs. Speaking puppets help bring stories to life and spark the imagination in your child. Our main focus at Preschool Story Time is to instill a love of reading, encourage creativity, and help children become aware of the world around them.

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  4. Wiggle Time

    October 4, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    Wiggle Time is an hour long free-play for children and their parents or caregivers. They are invited to explore a mix of play experiences including blocks, puppets/puppet stage, dramatic play toys, trampoline, and other play equipment. Adults must be in attendance at all times and are responsible for children's safety.

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  5. Interactive Story Time

    October 4, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Library Story Room

    This story time is for all children, including those with sensory integration issues and their peers. A combination of books, songs, movement, and heavy work activities will be included in predictable routines, followed by a short activity period engaging the senses.

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  1. Fall Used Book Sale

    October 4, 2018, 7:00 AM - 8:45 PM @ Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D

    The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library will be holding their Fall Used Book Sale October 4-6, 2018 in the Library's meeting rooms. 50,000+ used books will be for sale at $1.00 per pound. CDs, DVDs, and other items are priced separately. Proceeds fund special projects at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.

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