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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Cosmic Stories & Craft (age 6 and up)


Wednesday, July 24th, 2 p.m.


It’s the 50th anniversary of the first humans’ landing on the moon. Let’s celebrate by letting our imaginations take us to outer space as we listen to stories about the universe! Each child will then make a solar system mobile to take home. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here



Parkland Library’s “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Club (children, teens and adults)


June 5 – August 10      Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library & Parkland/Coral Springs Business Group


Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Universe of Stories” 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. Must have a Parkland Library card to register. Register in person.

Book Folding Craft (age 10 to adult)


Monday, July 22nd, 10:30 a.m.


Have a fun time making this novel but easy project: an artsy sculpture made by folding the pages of a book! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Ice Cream Storytime (age 3 and up)


Monday, July 22nd, 2 p.m.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Come to the library for a storytime about ice cream and make a cold treat to eat. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Game Day (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, July 23rd, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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.

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, July 23rd, 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.

Cosmic Stories & Craft (age 6 and up)


Wednesday, July 24th, 2 p.m.


It’s the 50th anniversary of the first humans’ landing on the moon. Let’s celebrate by letting our imaginations take us to outer space as we listen to stories about the universe! Each child will then make a solar system mobile to take home. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Family Flix: Zathura (age 6 and up)


Thursday, July 25th,1 p.m.


After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home. This film is rated PG and is 1 hour and 41 minutes long. Snacks will be served. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Thursday, July 25th, 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)


Tuesday, July 30th, 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.

Sachet Craft (age 11 to adult)


Tuesday, July 30th, 2 p.m.


Create a beautifully scented craft that’s pretty, too! These no-sew sachets are perfect for just about any spot: a shelf, drawer, closet or even in a car. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
 

Book Bunch Book Club (3rd-5th grade)


Wednesday, July 31st, 2:30 p.m.


Come to the library to discuss this month’s book and enjoy an activity and a snack. Read the book before we meet so you can add to the discussion! This month’s book is Armstrong: the adventurous journey of a mouse to the moon by Torben Kuhlmann. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

“The Wizard of Ahs” Magic Show (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, August 6th, 4 p.m.


Enjoy a magical afternoon as we say goodbye to summer break with magician Billy Byron. His dazzling show is sure to make you say ooh and aah with delight. Byron is a member of the Society of American Magicians and a Merlin Shield member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is also president of the Ft. Lauderdale Magic Society.  Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Kids’ Coloring


Wednesday, August 7th, 11 a.m. to noon 


Spend a little time coloring and listening to Disney tunes at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Pawsitive Reading Program (K- 5th grade)


Wednesday, August 7th, 3 p.m.


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to therapy dogs Sophie and Jessie. 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.

Lincoln Logs Big Build (age 4 and up)


Thursday, August 8th, 2 p.m.


Children will have fun using their imaginations while building log cabins, towers or whatever else they become inspired to make, now with even more logs and accessories! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Thursday, August 8th, 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.

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


Thursday, August 15th, 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.

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


Monday, August 19th, 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.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Tuesday, August 20th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  Build with a buddy or work on your own.  Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Mixed Up Craft Day (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, August 27th 3:30 p.m.


Find out what the library’s craft closet has in store for you. Each participant will get to choose a craft and make it. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Library Growing Pains & Scheduling


Due to the library’s expansion construction, long-term planning of events is tricky right now. Please check the library’s website regularly to see what events and programs are taking place as items may be added or deleted on short notice. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility during this exciting time for the library!