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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Kids Rockin’ Summer Reading Kickoff Show


(age 2 through 5th grade)


Tuesday, June 12th, 4 p.m.


Sing and dance with award-winning children's musician Patty Shukla during this interactive music show! Shukla, a YouTube Superstar for kids and a favorite performer around the country, will get children dancing, twisting, wiggling and singing to mark the start of Parkland Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club. Children age 2 through 5th grade can register for the club and earn prizes all summer. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Kids’ Craft: Origami (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, May 15th, 3:30 p.m.


Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.  Children will learn to fold flat pieces of paper into three dimensional works of art!  Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

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


Wednesday, May 16th, 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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Tuesday, May 22nd, 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, May 24th, 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

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, May 29th, 4 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

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. 

Game Day (age 5 and up)


Monday, June 11th 11:00 a.m. to noon


Meet friends or make new ones and have fun the old fashioned way by playing board games at the library. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Wednesday, June 13th, 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

Father’s Day Storytime (age 3 and up)


Thursday, June 14th, 6 p.m.


Bring your dad, grandpa, or uncle for stories, songs and a special craft just for him! Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here 

Reading with the Tail Waggin’ Tutor (K- 5th grade) 


Thursday, June 14th, 3:00 p.m.

 
Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Daisy, a therapy dog. 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. Registration required. Register here

All-Ages Rock Painting 


Monday, June 18th, 3 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

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, June 19th, 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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, June 20th, 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

Summer Mural Painting


Thursday, June 21st, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


It’s the first day of summer! 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 summer fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here

Mad Libs Mania (age 7 and up)


Monday, June 25th, 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 required to register. Register here

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Wednesday, June 27th, 4:30 p.m.


Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach children to draw some of their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters while entertaining them with fun facts about animation and comic book trivia. It's a great time, and children will have a ton of fun while learning to draw! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Fourth of July Craft (age 4 and up)

 

Thursday, June 28th, 2 p.m.


Get in the patriotic mood by putting together a fun craft. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

MSD Music Buddies (ages 8 to 12)


Fridays, April 27 through May 25 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

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We are a small group of MSD high school students who want to make a difference by giving back to our supportive community. MSDMB will introduce children to the basics of reading sheet music. Lessons are free. Registration is required. To get an admission-class-code send your request to msdmusicbuddies@gmail.com

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays, 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