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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Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 5 and up),

Thursday, January 23rd, 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.



Reading with the Tail Waggin’ Tutor Finn (ages 5-12)


Tuesday, January 21st, 3:30 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, January 22nd, 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, January 23rd, 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.

Hugs-and-Kisses Story and Craft (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, February 4th, 6 p.m.


It’s a good time of year to share the love. Come to the library to hear a story and get crafty with some chocolate hugs and kisses. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, February 5th, 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.

Pawsitive Reading Program (K-5th grade)


Thursday, February 6th, 4:15 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.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, February 8th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Teens will be paired up with young budding authors to guide them through the story creation process. Each child will write and illustrate a mini story to take home. This group meets once a month, and a different topic theme is explored each month. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Lincoln Logs Big Build (age 4 and up)


Wednesday, February 12th, 4:15 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.


Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Thursday, February 13th, 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.

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


Tuesday, February 18th, 4:15 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, February 19th, 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)


Tuesday, February 25th, 4:15 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.

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