Activities and Events for Kids

Activities and Events for Children​
All events are free, but require registration. 
Register online or call (954) 757-4207

Creating Monsters with Cory Laub
(age 7 and up) 

Thursday, October 13th, 4:30 p.m.

Halloween is almost here, and all manner of ghosts and ghouls are roaming about! Come spend an hour with cartoonist Cory Laub, and create your own monster while learning about the great monsters in history. Students will have a great time drawing monsters of their own creation, while talking about vampires, werewolves, goblins, Frankenstein's monster, and more! It will be lots of crazy, spooky fun! 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

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.

Children’s Author Visit (age 6 and up)

Thursday, September 22nd, 3:30 p.m.

Children’s author and Broward County teacher Susan Rudder has been a story teller all of her life and has put those stories in writing so that she can share them with children of all ages. Her stories are historical fiction so most of what she writes about is real! Her latest story, published this fall, is The Crest Hotel and takes place during the Art Deco period on Miami Beach. It is about love and loss and a beautiful relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

Holiday Storytime with Rabbi Stollman (age 3 and up)

Thursday, September 29th, 4:15 p.m.

Parkland Library and Congregation Kol Tikvah present stories and songs with Rabbi Melissa Stollman to mark the Jewish New Year. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

Chess Club (age 8 and up)

Wednesday, October 5th and 19th, 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!  You must be a Parkland Library card holder to join. Children must be 8 years old or older. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

Minecraft Club (age 7 and up)

Thursday, October 6th 4:15 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

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)

Saturday, October 8th, 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)

Tuesday, October 18th, 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

Ghostly Gathering (age 8 and up)

Tuesday, October 25th, 6 p.m. to 7 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 decoration to take home with you for Halloween!  A Parkland Library card is required to register.  Register Here

Halloween Spooktacular (age 3 to 7)

Wednesday, October 26th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with spooky stories, music and treats. We’ll all have a haunting good time. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register Here

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

Thursday, October 27th, 10 a.m. OR 11 a.m.

“This joint will be jumping!” thanks to Mr. Roy’s Family Music. 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

Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 7 and up)

Thursday, October 27th, 3 p.m.

Children age 7 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