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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Parkland Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club


(children, teens and adults)
June 7 – August 11


Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library and Parkland/Coral Springs Business Group
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. 

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, July 19th, 3 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

Rock the Beat with Drummer Roy Fantel (ages 7 and up)


Tuesday, July 24th, 11 a.m.


Professional drummer and music teacher Roy Fantel will lead children in this demonstration and exploration of drums and percussion. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Tuesday, July 24th, 3 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

Family Craft: Butterfly Blot Painting (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, July 24th, 6 p.m.


A beautiful butterfly will emerge from blots of paint as families have fun creating this colorful craft together. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Dance Party (ages 3-5)


Wednesday, July 25th, 10:30 a.m.


Come to the library and dance to some of your favorite storytime songs. Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here

Chess Strategies (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, July 25th 3:00 p.m.


Learning strategies from chess instructor Steven Kaufman in this educational class. A Parkland Library card is required to register. Register here

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


Thursday, July 26th, 10:30 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

All-Ages Rock Painting


Thursday, July 26th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Be part of the 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Mad Libs Mania (age 7 and up)


Monday, July 30th, 2:30 p.m.


Children will work in groups to create a wacky Mad Libs story. They’ll get silly while filling in the word blanks, illustrating their zany tale, and then sharing the finished product. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Mr. Roy’s Family Music (newborn to age 4)


Tuesday, July 31st, 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m. 


Parents or caregivers can join us with children newborn to 4 years old to dance and sing familiar melodies, play instruments, and take advantage of this fun, interactive 30-minute class. The benefits of music-making are well documented, especially its impact on brain development in children. Don’t miss this chance to make learning music fun. Presented by Roy and Caryl Fantel of Fantel Music. Parkland Library card required to register. Note: There are two sessions of this class this morning. Limit one session per family. Register here

Family Flix: Rock Dog (age 5 and up with accompanying adult)


Tuesday, July 31st 6:00 p.m.


For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star. This movie is 90 minutes long and rated PG. Parkland Library card required to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register here

Kids’ Coloring & Cookies


Thursday, August 2nd, 2 to 3:30 p.m.


Munch on cookies and do some creative coloring in honor of National Coloring Book Day! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Countdown to Kindergarten (incoming Kindergarteners)


Monday, August 6th, 2 p.m.


A big step for new Kindergarteners is just a couple of days away! Here’s a chance to get excited by touring a real school bus and participating in other fun activities to get prepared and spirited for school. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

End-of-Summer-Reading Rockout with Freeway Band (all ages) 


Wednesday, August 8th, 6 p.m.


Celebrate the end of summer with a rockin’ party complete with music, a frozen treat, crafts, books and more! Freeway Band will play songs that you can dance to or sing along with as we make some noise at the library. Marsha Pugh is the lead vocalist, with Stan Williams on keys, Kevin Micocci on guitar, Guy Francese on bass and Ron Wallace on drums. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Back-to-School Craft (age 5 and up)


Thursday, August 9th, 11 a.m.


School is almost here! Get crafty at the library before heading back. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, August 9th, 3:30 p.m.


Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks ‘n’ 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

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, August 11th, 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

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Monday, August 13th, 3:30 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

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


Thursday, August 16th, 10:30 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

Mr. Roy’s Family Music (newborn to age 4)


Thursday, August 23rd, 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m. 


Parents or caregivers can join us with children newborn to 4 years old to dance and sing familiar melodies, play instruments, and take advantage of this fun, interactive 30-minute class. The benefits of music-making are well documented, especially its impact on brain development in children. Don’t miss this chance to make learning music fun. Presented by Roy and Caryl Fantel of Fantel Music. Parkland Library card required to register. Note: There are two sessions of this class this morning. Limit one session per family. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, August 23rd, 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

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (resumes in the fall)


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