Activities and Events for Kids

All events are free, but require registration.

Parkland Library card required to register.
Register online or call 954.757.4200

Pete the Cat with books

National Library Week: April 24-29, 2023
“Pet Food for Fines” to benefit Tri-County Animal Rescue

Eliminate your overdue fines and do a good deed all at once! The Parkland Library is pleased to announce that the Pet Food for Fines program is returning for National Library Week. For each unexpired, non-perishable pet food item you bring to the library, $1 of overdue fines will be waived from your account up to the amount of $25. (Note: This fine reduction program only applies to overdue fines. Fees related to damaged or lost items are not included.) The library will then donate all collected items to Tri-County Animal Rescue.

All events are in person unless otherwise noted.

Click here to register for classes.

Preschool Painting (ages 3 to 5), Wednesday, April 5th at 10:30 a.m.
Paint your own stand-up wooden bunny that will add a feeling of spring to your house. Parkland Library card required to register. 

 Zumbini (newborn to 4 years)
Thursday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m.
This class combines music, dance, and educational tools for 45 minutes of parent-child bonding and fun. Tap your toes, sing-along and get lost in the only program to combine early-childhood development with the magical joy of Zumba® Fitness. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, April 11th at 5:30 

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. 

Read with Finn (age 5 to 10)
Thursday, April 13th at 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. 

Chess Club (age 8 and up)
Tuesday, April 18th at 4:30 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. 

Earth Day Craft (age 7 and older) 
Thursday, April 20th at 3:30 p.m. 

Reduce, reuse, recycle ... every day is Earth Day! Decorate recycled jars with newspaper, tissue paper, stickers and more to create a vase, pencil holder or whatever you like. Parkland Library card required to register. 

“It’s Turtle Time!” (age 5 and Up) 
Tuesday, April 25th at 3:30 p.m.
Join Broward County’s Natural Resources Division for a turtle talk! Learn all there is to know about sea turtles including when they nest, what they eat, threats they face, and how you can help. Parkland Library Card required to register.

Bricks and Books (age 5 and up)
Thursday, April 27th at 11:00 a.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. 

Countdown to Kindergarten

Click here for a go-to guide to Kindergarten transition.