Activities and Events for Kids

Activities and Events for Children​


All events are free, but require registration.
Register online or call (954) 757-4207

Rick Huddle

Scaredy Squirrel’s Retro Reboot Dance Party with Rick Huddle (age 3 and up) 


Thursday, September 27th, 3:30 p.m.


Children will love singing and dancing to parodies of alternative rock from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s mashed up with fun characters from picture books. Storyteller, dancer and musician Rick Huddle will play the guitar, dulcimer, six-string ukulele, and nose flute (but probably not at the same time). His fun and lively performance is sure to leave all ages laughing. Parkland Library card required to register. 
Register here.

Art-for-Autumn Mural Painting


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


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

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, September 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, September 26th, 4:15 p.m.


Come to the library for a friendly game of chess.  Have fun practicing strategies and learning from other players. Children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Family Craft: Owls for Autumn (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, October 2nd, 6 p.m.


Make an adorable cardboard tube owl family using paint and other materials. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

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


Thursday, October 4th, 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, October 6th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m

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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

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, October 10th, 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 6 and up)


Thursday, October 11th, 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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, October 17th, 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

Ghostly Gathering (ages 8 and up)


Tuesday, October 23rd, 6 p.m.


Do you like giving yourself Goosebumps? Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Come and hear some scary stories, play games and make a spooky craft to take home with you for Halloween. Wear your costume if you’d like. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Halloween Spooktacular with Grizelda the Witch (ages 3 to 7)


Wednesday, October 24th, 4 p.m.


Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with story-telling, magic and treats. We’ll all have a haunting good time.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here

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


Thursday, October 25th, 3:30 p.m. 


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

Tiny Tots Social Time: Special Halloween Edition (age 9 months to 4 years)


Tuesday, October 30th, 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. And for this special Halloween session, wear your costume if you like and get ready for some spooky fun. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here

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