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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Reading with Ruby (ages 5-12) 


Thursday, February 23rd, 3:30 p.m.


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Ruby, a therapy dog who is almost as big as Clifford! 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

Minecraft (age 7 and up) 


Tuesday, February 28th, 5 p.m.


Are you crazy about Minecraft and just can’t stop building?  The Parkland Library’s Minecraft Club is right for you. Children will get the chance to build, explore, share, and learn the basics of Minecraft. Participants must bring their own device with Minecraft already downloaded. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Celebrate Seuss (age 3 and up)


Thursday, March 2nd 4:00 p.m.


You could not, would not, want to miss, an occasion such as this! Come to the Parkland Library anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to have some fun, there will be crafts and games for everyone!  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Chess Club (age 8 and up) 


Wednesday, February 22nd, March 8th, 22nd, 4:15 p.m.


Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Beginners can learn to play and players meet your match! Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)

 

Saturday, March 11th, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


We all know how important it is to read to children, but what about writing? Strong communication skills are important throughout life. And writing is fun, too! 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

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


Thursday, March 16th, 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. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)

 

Thursday, March 16th, 3:30 p.m.


Children will have fun using their imagination while building log cabins, towers or whatever else they become inspired to make. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

Step-into-Spring Mural Painting 


Monday, March 20th, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


It’s the first day of spring! 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 spring. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register.  Register Here

Game Squad (age 7 and up) 


Tuesday, March 21st, 4:45 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 3DS, etc.) with their preferred games already downloaded. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

Reading with Ruby (age 5-12) 


Thursday, March 23rd, 3:30 p.m.


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Ruby, a therapy dog who is almost as big as Clifford! 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

Smart Start Tutoring


Varied Saturdays, 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

Reading Buddies (K-5th grade)


Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? When younger students read with older students, literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner. The Parkland Juniorettes, high school girls dedicated to making a difference, have partnered with the Parkland Library to help younger students with reading. Building partnerships between our high-achieving high school students and elementary-age children is an excellent way to reinforce lifelong reading success. (Note: On the Mondays that school is closed Reading Buddies will not meet.) Registration is not required; just meet at the desk in the center of the library.