Activities and Events for Kids
Parkland Library’s “Oceans of Possibilities”
Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)
June 10 – August 13
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Oceans of Possibilities” 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.
All events are in person unless otherwise noted.Click here to register for classes.
Tiny Tots Social Time (newborn to 4 years)
Thursday, May 26th at 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.
Songs for Seeds (newborn to age 5)
Tuesday, June 7th at 10:30 a.m.
This rockin’ music class encourages children to sing, play instruments, and dance as much as possible. The guitarist creates well-known nursery rhymes through song. Children will go home singing songs they learned. Parkland library card is required to register.
Bricks and Books (age 5 and up)
Tuesday, June 7th at 3:30 p.m.
Children age 5 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.
Summer Reading Kickoff Show:
The Little Mermaid with Bright Star Theater (age 3 and up)
Friday, June 10th at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library.
Bright Star Touring Theater will provide a fun take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. This story follows the adventures of a mermaid that wishes to become human and win the heart of a human prince. This surprising tale of love and loss explores the difficulty of being yourself in unfamiliar waters and is quite different from popular movie versions. This show will mark the start of Parkland Library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Club. Children can register for the club and earn prizes all summer. Parkland Library card required to register.
Family Puzzle Day (age 4 and up)
Saturday, June 11th at 2 p.m.
Puzzles are a great way to put our minds to work. Show us your thinking skills by putting together a jigsaw puzzle, or doing a word search, puzzle maze and dot–to-dot. Come join us for some brainy fun. Parkland Library card required to register.
Mindful Moments Under the Sea Yoga (Kindergarten – 2nd grade)
Thursday, June 16th 10:30 a.m.
Katie’s Kids Yoga will lead an engaging yoga class with under the sea movements, activities and games that are sure to make this class fun. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Mindful Moments Mandala Arts and Crafts (3rd – 5th grade)
Thursday, June 16th 11:45 a.m.
Yoga, Music, Dance and much more. Children will be engaged in fun and relaxing poses, energized music and create a fun art project. Through yoga, dance and music, Katie’s Kids Yoga will help develop strength and mindfulness while building confidence. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, June 28th at 5:30 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.
Fourth of July Craft for Kids (Ages 5 and up)
Wednesday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m.
Get in the patriotic mood by putting together a fun craft. Parkland Library card required to register.
Sea Turtle and Manatee Conservation, (age 7 and up)
Thursday, June 30th at 11:00 a.m.
Join Broward County’s Natural Resources Division for a fun and interactive presentation to learn about two of our most beloved sea critters: manatees and sea turtles! Learn all about these important animals and then join a relay race as a sea turtle or a manatee! Participants will “gobble up” sea grass, “slurp” jellyfish, and hop and dodge any obstacles that may be in their way. We will discuss the diets of our marine mascots, as well as the obstacles they face that can affect their health and safety. Parkland Library card required to register.
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