Activities and Events for Kids

Activities and Events for Children​


All events are free, but require registration.
Register online or call (954) 757-4207

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Art-for-Autumn Mural Painting


Friday, September 22nd, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


It’s the first day of autumn! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a giant mural that will be displayed at the library all season long? This all-ages family fun painting event will get you in the spirit of autumn. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register.  Register here

All-Ages Rock Painting 


Thursday, August 17th, 10:30 a.m. to noon


Be part of the new movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Registration required. Register here.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, August 17th, 3:30 p.m.


Children will have fun using their imaginations while building log cabins, towers or whatever else they become inspired to make. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.


Tiny Tots Social Time (age 9 months to 4 years)


Thursday, August 24th, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.


Children enjoy free-play time with age-appropriate toys, puzzles and books while the adults get to socialize, too. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Reading with Ruby (age 5 to 12)


Friday, September 8th 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Ruby, a therapy dog who is almost as big as Clifford! This program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend who won’t mind if you make a mistake. Bring a book from home or choose one at the library. Each child will have the opportunity to read for about 5 minutes. Parkland Library Card required to register. Register here. 

Chess Strategies (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, September 6th 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Do you love to play chess?  Get ready for Chess Club by learning new strategies from chess instructor Steven Kaufman in this educational class. A Parkland Library card is required to register. Register here

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, September 9th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Teens will be paired up with young budding authors to guide them through the story creation process. Each child will write and illustrate a mini story to take home. This group meets once a month, and a different genre will be explored each month. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, September 13th, 4 p.m.


Children will have fun using their imaginations while building log cabins, towers or whatever else they become inspired to make. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, September 14th, 3:30 p.m.


Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks and Books meeting we will have a new building challenge. Conquer each challenge with a buddy or work on your own.  Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, September 19th, 4:45 p.m.


Are you crazy about playing games on your favorite handheld device? Then the Parkland Library’s Game Squad is right for you! Children will get the chance to connect through the library’s WiFi to play with fellow gamers while also socializing in person. Participants must bring their own devices (iPad, Nintendo DS, etc.) with their preferred games already downloaded. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, September 27th, 4:15 p.m.


Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Beginners can learn to play and players meet your match!  Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Autumn, Apples and Leaves (age 6 and up)


Thursday, September 28th 4:00 p.m.


Celebrate the fall season by learning about Johnny Appleseed, painting a colorful leaf to hang in the library and helping to make a batch of homemade applesauce. Parkland Library Card required to register. Register here

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays beginning September 9th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


This program provides free tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students provided by high school students. For information and to register, visit http://www.smartstartfl.com