Activities and Events for Kids

Activities and Events for Children​


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

Trick-Or-Treaters


Halloween Spooktacular with Grizelda the Witch


Wednesday, October 24th, 4 p.m. (ages 3 to 7)
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

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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, November 1st, 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.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, November 3rd, 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.

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


Thursday, November 8th 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.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, November 13th, 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, November 14th, 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.

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


Thursday, November 15th, 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.

Parkland Cares Children’s Book Event: Wings by Caren Bock


Thursday, November 15th, 4 p.m.


Meet author Caren Bock as she reads from her book Wings: Soar Through the Journey, which helps families learn how to communicate feelings associated with loss. Parkland Cares’ goal is to raise money and award grants in South Florida to non-profit organizations that provide mental health services and trauma counseling to those impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The author will sign books which will be available for purchase to benefit Parkland Cares. Register here. 

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


Tuesday, November 20th, 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.

Crafternoon at the Library (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, November 20th, 4:15 p.m.


Children will gobble up the chance to make this cute turkey project!  Come to the library anytime between 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to paint your wooden turkey. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Wednesday, November 21st, 11 a.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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, November 28th, 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.

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