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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Safari Sue (age 3 and up)


Thursday, March 26th, 11 a.m.


Old Florida, the Everglades, and Africa…oh, my! Safari Sue knows that children love animal stories and adventure, and she delivers plenty of both. This exciting interactive storytelling show is approximately 45 minutes long and features music and magical effects that keep the kids engaged and entertained. Everyone will have fun going on an adventure with Safari Sue! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Dr. Seuss Storytime (age 4 and up)


Monday, March 2nd, 3:30 p.m.


Celebrate reading and the creative characters of Dr. Seuss with stories and a craft. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, March 4th, 4:15 p.m.


Come to the library for a friendly game of chess.  All levels welcome. Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Grand Opening Event


Saturday, March 7th, 3 p.m.


The City of Parkland will celebrate the expansion of the Parkland Library on March 7th at 3 p.m. The City Commission will cut the ribbon to officially open the new facility, which consists of a new Children’s Wing and a renovation of the original library building. The ribbon-cutting is a free event open to the public.

Tiny Tots Social Time (newborn to 4 years)


Wednesday, March 11th, 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.

Pawsitive Reading Program (K-5th grade)


Thursday, March 12th, 3:30 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.

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


Monday, March 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Irish Step Dance Performance


Tuesday, March 17th, 11 a.m.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Start your day off right with this performance by the Drake School of Irish Dance, whose dancers enjoy competing both locally and internationally, and performing throughout Broward County. Made popular by such shows as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Irish step dance is a fun dance form open to all. Come and see what the fuss is about. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this unique dance form. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, March 18th, 4:15 p.m.


Come to the library for a friendly game of chess.  All levels welcome. Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 5 and up)


Thursday, March 19th, 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. Register here.

Celebrate Spring Craft (age 5 and up)


Friday, March 20th, 11 a.m.


Jump into spring at the Parkland Library! Use paint and embellishments to create a cute wooden bunny decoration. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

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


Tuesday, March 24th, 2 p.m.


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to therapy dog Finn. 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.

Kids’ Coloring


Wednesday, March 25th 11 a.m. 


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

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Wednesday, March 25th, 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.

Safari Sue (age 3 and up)


Thursday, March 26th, 11 a.m.


Old Florida, the Everglades, and Africa…oh, my! Safari Sue knows that children love animal stories and adventure, and she delivers plenty of both. This exciting interactive storytelling show is approximately 45 minutes long and features music and magical effects that keep the kids engaged and entertained. Everyone will have fun going on an adventure with Safari Sue! Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here.

Lincoln Logs Big Build (age 4 and up)


Saturday, March 28th, 11 a.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.


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