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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
Parkland Library’s “All Together Now” Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)
June 9 – August 13
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “All Together Now” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read, the more chance you get to win a prize! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Must have a Parkland Library card to participate.
All events are in person unless otherwise noted.
Click here to register for classes.
Zumbini (newborn to 4 years)
Thursday, June 1st at 12:15 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.
Mr. Roy’s Family Music (newborn to age 4)
Wednesday, June 7th at 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.
Summer Reading Kick Off Show: Good Vibrations with Shana Banana! (age 3 and up)
Friday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Join Shana for songs as we sing, dance, and create our own Good Energy Music together. Shana will bring her puppets along too, as we explore positive words, the power of love, sharing, compassion, giving, growing, and putting good vibrations into the world. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and interspecies) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing. This show will mark the start of Parkland Library’s “All Together Now” Summer Reading Club. Children can register for the club and earn prizes all summer. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library. Parkland Library card required to register.
Art on the Spot (All Ages)
Monday, June 12th 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Join the fun as you will be our Summer Resident Artists. Come and decorate your own piece of art using a variety of mediums, embellishments, glue and glitter if you like. Your masterpiece will be hung in the library’s art gallery for all to look at and enjoy. All supplies will be provided. Parkland Library Card required to register
Father’s Day Craft (age 4 and up)
Tuesday, June 13th at 3:30 p.m.
Children age 5 and up, honor your dad, grandpa or uncle this Father’s Day with a creative DIY craft that you can give as a gift. Make a homemade card to go along with it. Parkland Library card required to register.
Juneteenth Story and Craft (age 5 and up)
June 14th at 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth at the library with a story and craft. Parkland Library card required to register.
Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30 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.
Family Yoga with Yoga Love Connection, (ages 2 – 5)
Wednesday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Teach your child the beginning skills of yoga and mindfulness while having a great time nurturing your connection with your child and meeting other parents! This class will promote gross motor skills, body awareness, language development, and breathing techniques that teach relaxation and self-control. Quality time together as a family can be challenging in this busy day and age, and family yoga offers a unique opportunity to create lasting parent and child memories while doing something that’s extremely beneficial to the body, heart and mind. Parkland Library card required to register.
Family Dino Day
Thursday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we step back in time for a fun filled Dinosaur Day. We will make a dinosaur craft, watch “The Good Dinosaur” movie and eat some dinosaur toenails, dinosaur scales and dino chicken nuggets. Parkland Library Card required to register.
Book-n-Cook: Korean Cheesy Corn (Ages 5-10)
Tuesday, June 27th at 11:30 a.m.
We will be reading a fun story and creating a delicious treat to take home. This fun and interactive hour will certainly spark a little chef and reader in each of your children. What better way than to read a book with food in the story line and recreate that recipe. Please email Ms. Lenore with any ingredient/recipe questions. Parkland library card required.
Bricks and Books (age 5 and up)
Wednesday, June 28th 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.
Family Bingo (ages 4 and up)
Wednesday, June 28th at 5:00 p.m.
Want to have some fun? Try your luck at winning some fun prizes! Come join us and be ready to shout BINGO!! In addition to traditional bingo, our bingo cards will be child themed and fun!! Parkland Library card required to register.
Summer Reading Buddies (age 5 and up)
Thursday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Would your child benefit from a Summer Reading Buddy? When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. Building partnerships between high school students and elementary age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. Children can bring a book from home or choose one from the library to read. Parkland Library Card required to register.
STEM Class: Coding with The Coder School
Thursday, June 29th at 3:30 p.m. (grades 2-4) and 4:30 p.m. (grades 5-8)
Want to learn how to code? This fun and educational class will show your child how exciting technology can be. We will have the Coder School, owned by Aditi and Rajiv Ralhan teaching each class how to learn new coding languages and helping each child learn to build their own apps and websites. Parkland Library card required to register.