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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Winter Wonderland Mural Painting


Thursday, December 20th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.


It’s almost winter! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a big 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 winter fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Register here


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Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies (grades K-5th)


Monday, December 17th, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? The Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies is a cross-age, effective method of energizing young readers. Parkland elementary school age students are welcome to attend. When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. Building partnerships between our high-achieving, high school girls and elementary-age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. Young students will build self-confidence and enhance literacy skills! Registration is not required.

Reading with the Tail Waggin' Tutor Finn (Grades K-5th)


Monday, December 17th, 3:30 to 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

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, December 18th, 4:30 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.

Winter Wonderland Mural Painting


Thursday, December 20th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.


It’s almost winter! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a big 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 winter fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Family Book Folding Craft (age 10 and up)


Thursday, December 27th, 2 p.m.


Kids, teens and adults will have fun family bonding time making these novel but easy projects: artsy sculptures made by folding the pages of a book! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.


Build a Puzzle (age 4 and up)


Wednesday, January 2nd, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Children will enjoy the challenge of jigsaw puzzles while working as a team with new friends and old. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

A Family Project -- Make Paper Animal Costumes (age 4 to 10)


Monday, January 7th, 10:30 a.m.


Join Ms. Audrey to hear the “real” story of the Three Little Pigs (from the Wolf’s perspective).  Then work together as a family to make animal costumes of your choice out of recyclable and paper materials. Parent participation is required. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Tuesday, January 8th, 3:30 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.

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


Thursday, January 10th, 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.

Reading with the Tail Waggin’ Tutors Daisy & Duncan (K- 5th grade) 


Thursday, January 10th, 3:30 p.m. 


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to therapy dogs Daisy 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.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, January 12th, 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 genre will be explored each month. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies (grades K-5th)


Monday, January 14th, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? The Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies is a cross-age, effective method of energizing young readers. Parkland elementary school age students are welcome to attend. When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. Building partnerships between our high-achieving, high school girls and elementary-age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. Young students will build self-confidence and enhance literacy skills! Registration is not required.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, January 15th, 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.

MLK Day Storybook Movie and Craft (age 5 and up)


Thursday, January 17th, 3:30 p.m.


Children will watch March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, a 20-minute DVD reading of the book. In this story Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister travels back to 1963 to present a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day when Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. This will be followed by a craft.  Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

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


Wednesday, January 23rd, 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, January 23rd, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 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 6 and up)


Thursday, January 24th, 3:30 p.m.


Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks ‘n’ Books meeting we will have a new building challenge. Conquer each challenge with a buddy or work on your own.  Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies (grades K-5th)


Monday, January 28th, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? The Juniorettes’ Reading Buddies is a cross-age, effective method of energizing young readers. Parkland elementary school age students are welcome to attend. When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. Building partnerships between our high-achieving, high school girls and elementary-age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. Young students will build self-confidence and enhance literacy skills! Registration is not required.

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays during the school year, 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


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