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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Cartooning with Cory
(age 7 and up)


Tuesday, February 26th, 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



Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, February 20th, 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.

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


Thursday, February 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

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, February 26th, 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.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, February 27th, 4 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.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, February 28th, 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.

Family Craft: Mardi Gras Mask (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, March 5th, 6 p.m.


Celebrate National Craft Month in style by using markers, glitter, feathers and more to design your own Mardi Gras mask. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, March 6th, 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.

Pawsitive Reading Program (K- 5th grade)


Thursday, March 7th, 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.


Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, March 9th, 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, March 11th, 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, March 12th, 3:30 p.m.


A little leprechaun says that you’ll have a great time making this lucky craft. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here. 

Irish Step Dance Performance


Tuesday, March 12th, 6 p.m.


Happy (almost) Saint Patrick’s Day! Get ready for the weekend 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. Registration required. Register here.

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


Thursday, March 14th, 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 (3rd-5th grade)


Thursday, March 14th, 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 Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

New Parent Snack & Chat (newborn to 9 months)


Monday, March 18th, 10:30 a.m.


Calling all first-time parents! 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.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Monday, March 18th, 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.

Step-into-Spring Mural Painting


Tuesday, March 19th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


It’s almost spring! 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 spring. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here.

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


Wednesday, March 20th, 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, March 20th, 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.

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


Thursday, March 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.

Kids’ Coloring


Tuesday, March 26th, 11 a.m. to noon


Do some creative coloring while listening to Disney tunes at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Tuesday, March 26th, 2 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.

Family Book Folding Craft (age 10 and up)


Wednesday, March 27th, 2 p.m.


Kids, teens and adults will have a fun 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.

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