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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Cartooning with Cory (ages 7 and up)


Wednesday, January 18th, 4:30 p.m.


Come join us for Cartooning with Cory! Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach children how to draw some of their favorite cartoon characters, while entertaining them with facts about animation and comic book trivia. It's a great time, and your child will have a lot of fun while learning to draw! Parkland Library card required to register. Register Here

Minecraft (age 7 and up) 


Tuesday, January 17th, 4:45 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

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

 

Thursday, January 19th, 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, January 19th, 4 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

Chess Club (age 8 and up) 


Wednesday, January 25th, 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

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-6) 


Wednesday, February 1st, 4 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

Chess Club (age 8 and up),


Wednesday, February 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. 

Valentine’s Day with Book ‘N’ Cookin’ (age 6 and up),


Thursday, February 9th, 3:15 p.m.


Valentine's Day is coming and the sweet smells of chocolate are in the air. We will read a story, make homemade fudge and chocolate covered pretzels, go on a candy hunt and take a candy quiz.  

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade),


Saturday, February 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. 

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


Monday, February 13th, 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. 

Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 7 and up),


Wednesday, February 15th, 4 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.  

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.  

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.