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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A Universe of Stories and Songs Summer Reading Kickoff Show  (age 3 and up)


Wednesday, June 12th, 4 p.m.
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library


Bring your imagination and willingness to play! Get ready to sing to the stars, nibble on the clouds and climb to the moon. Storyteller Mij Byram will take you out of this world with stories, music and movement. Miss Mij is a professional storyteller and early childhood educator with over 25 years’ experience. She entertains children with interactive stories and games using a plethora of props. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here



Parent Snack & Chat (newborn to 18 months)


Tuesday, May 21st, 10:30 a.m.


Calling all parents of babies! Gather up your baby and come over to the Parkland Library for a relaxing morning of meeting and socializing with others with new babies. We’ll have coffee, tea and breakfast snacks for you to enjoy. Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here.

The Art of Origami for Kids (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, May 21st, 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.

Pawsitive Reading Program (K- 5th grade)


Wednesday, May 22nd, 3:30 p.m.


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

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


Thursday, May 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.


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


Thursday, May 23rd 3:30 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 8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel ÷ 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Van Velde. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.


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


Wednesday, May 29th, 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.

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.

Lincoln Logs Big Build (age 4 and up)


Monday, June 10th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


To celebrate a very large addition to our Lincoln Logs collection courtesy of Basic Fun, Inc., the Parkland Library will host an expanded session of Building with Lincoln Logs. 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.

A Universe of Stories and Songs Summer Reading Kickoff Show (age 3 and up)


Wednesday, June 12th, 4 p.m.
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library


Bring your imagination and willingness to play! Get ready to sing to the stars, nibble on the clouds and climb to the moon. Storyteller Mij Byram will take you out of this world with stories, music and movement. Miss Mij is a professional storyteller and early childhood educator with over 25 years’ experience. She entertains children with interactive stories and games using a plethora of props. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Father’s Day Craft (age 4 and up)


Thursday, June 13th, 2:30 p.m.


Listen to a story that celebrates dads. Then make a craft you can give to your dad, grandpa or uncle as a gift. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Rainbow Flag Storytime and Craft (age 5 and up)


Monday, June 17th, 2:30 p.m.


In recognition of Pride Month, we will be reading Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders. Children will then each get to paint a flag to take home. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Tuesday, June 18th, 2:30 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.

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Wednesday, June 19th, 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.

Summer Mural Painting


Tuesday, June 20th, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Summer is here! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a giant paper 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. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here.

Fairy Day (age 4 and up)


Monday, June 24th 1:30 p.m.


Mythical and magical, fairies have captured our imaginations through the years in books and movies. Celebrate International Fairy Day at the Parkland Library with stories and a snack. Children will then paint a small door to take home for a fairy or elf to find. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Book Folding Craft (age 10 to adult)


Tuesday, June 25th, 1:30 p.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.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, June 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.

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


Thursday, June 27th, 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 CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.