Activities and Events for Kids
Welcome-to-Winter Mural Painting
Wednesday, December 21st, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s the first day of winter! 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 winter spirit. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register Here
Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-6)
Friday, December 9th, 3:00 p.m. to 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
Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)
Saturday, December 10th, 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
Holiday Craft and Story (age 7 and up)
Monday, December 12th, 3:30 p.m.
Time to get in the holiday spirit! Join us for holiday stories and cookies then make a craft that you can give as a gift! Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here
Minecraft (age 7 and up)
Tuesday, December 13th, 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
Reading with Ruby (age 5-12)
Thursday, December 15th, 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
Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 7 and up)
Monday, December 19th 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Children age 7 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library! Conquer a building challenge with a buddy or work on your own. Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here
Tiny Tots Social Time (age 9 months to 4 years)
Tuesday, December 20th, 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
Gingerbread Man Storytime and Puppet Show (ages 3 to 7)
Tuesday, December 20th, 3:30 p.m.
Come to the Parkland Library and catch sight of the Gingerbread Man in his own puppet show! Hear other exciting cookie stories and songs, too! Then decorate a paper gingerbread man to take home. Ages 3 to 7. 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.