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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Parkland Library’s “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club


(children, teens and adults)
June 7 – August 11


Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library and Parkland/Coral Springs Business Group
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. 

All-Ages Rock Painting 


Monday, June 18th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.


Be part of the movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, June 19th, 3:30 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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, June 20th, 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

Summer Mural Painting


Thursday, June 21st, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


It’s the first day of summer! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a giant 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 summer fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Mad Libs Mania (age 7 and up)


Monday, June 25th, 2:30 p.m.


Children will work in groups to create a wacky Mad Libs story. They’ll get silly while filling in the word blanks, illustrating their zany tale, and then sharing the finished product. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)


Wednesday, June 27th, 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

Fourth of July Craft (age 4 and up)

 

Thursday, June 28th, 2 p.m.


Get in the patriotic mood by putting together a fun craft. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, July 7th, 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

Rumplestiltskin Marionette Puppet Show by Stevens Puppets (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, July 10th, 4 p.m. 


This fast-paced, action-filled, rhyming rendition of the classic tale follows the Miller as he weaves a web of lies to convince the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold! Enter the outrageously outspoken and never happy villain Rumplestiltskin, whose preposterous demands create even more mayhem in the land of 'Stiltskin. Top it off with a "one of a kind" marionette that "flies to pieces" right before your eyes. Couple that with the Stevens Puppets’ touch of humor and authenticity, and you get one of the most highly rated, happily pleasing programs ever! These marionettes were authentically created in the traditional Old World style, representing classic children's literature and classic fairy tales at their very best. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Saturday Storytime (age 3 and up)


Saturday, July 14th, 2 p.m.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Come to the library for a storytime about ice cream and make a cold treat to eat. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Game Day (age 5 and up)


Monday, July 16th 11:00 a.m. to noon


Meet friends or make new ones and have fun the old fashioned way by playing board games at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Mad Libs Mania (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, July 17th 2:30 p.m.


Children will work in groups to create a wacky Mad Libs story. They’ll get silly while filling in the word blanks, illustrating their zany tale, and then sharing the finished product. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Wednesday, July 18th, 3:30 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

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, July 19th, 3 p.m.


Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks and 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

Rock the Beat with Drummer Roy Fantel (ages 7 and up)


Tuesday, July 24th, 11 a.m.


Professional drummer and music teacher Roy Fantel will lead children in this demonstration and exploration of drums and percussion. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Tuesday, July 24th, 3 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

Family Craft: Butterfly Blot Painting (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, July 24th, 6 p.m.


A beautiful butterfly will emerge from blots of paint as families have fun creating this colorful craft together. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Dance Party (ages 3-5)


Wednesday, July 25th, 10:30 a.m.


Come to the library and dance to some of your favorite storytime songs. Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here

Chess Strategies (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, July 25th 3:00 p.m.


Learning strategies from chess instructor Steven Kaufman in this educational class. A Parkland Library card is required to register. Register here

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


Thursday, July 26th, 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

All-Ages Rock Painting


Thursday, July 26th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Be part of the movement trending across the nation: spreading happiness and smiles through a small act of kindness. How? Paint river rocks and hide them for others to find. We will provide the supplies. You bring the inspiration! You’ll leave with your new creation, and then you can decide later where you want to hide it. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Mad Libs Mania (age 7 and up)


Monday, July 30th, 2:30 p.m.


Children will work in groups to create a wacky Mad Libs story. They’ll get silly while filling in the word blanks, illustrating their zany tale, and then sharing the finished product. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

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


Tuesday, July 31st, 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. Register here

Family Flix: Rock Dog (age 5 and up with accompanying adult)


Tuesday, July 31st 6:00 p.m.


For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock 'n' roll star. This movie is 90 minutes long and rated PG. Parkland Library card required to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register here

Smart Start Tutoring


varied Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (resumes in the fall)


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