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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Art-for-Autumn Mural Painting


Friday, September 22nd, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, September 27th, 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

Autumn, Apples and Leaves (age 6 and up)


Thursday, September 28th 4:00 p.m.


Celebrate the fall season by learning about Johnny Appleseed, painting a colorful leaf to hang in the library and helping to make a batch of homemade applesauce. Parkland Library Card required to register. Register here

Oktoberfest with Oma (age 4 and up)


Wednesday, October 4th, 4 p.m.


Children will enjoy this special Storytime with Oma (Grandma) as she shares Bavarian tales and traditions, costumes and memorabilia that evoke the festive spirit of Oktoberfest. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.


Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, October 5th, 4 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.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, October 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, October 11th, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Come to the library for a friendly game of chess.  All levels welcome. Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Reading with Ruby (ages 5 to 12)


Thursday, October 12th, 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.

Yoga Storytime (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, October 17th, 3:30 p.m.


Yoga teacher Alexandra Loupatatzi, who specializes in classes for children and families, will incorporate yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques with storytelling, games, props, art and sing-along songs. A main emphasis will be put on reading comprehension, listening skills, cooperation and working as a team, while allowing children to bring out their own creativity, self-expression and awareness. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday October 17th, 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 DS, etc.) with their preferred games already downloaded. Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here.

Tiny Tots Social Time: Special Halloween Edition (age 9 months to 4 years)


Thursday, October 19th, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Children enjoy free-play time with age-appropriate toys, puzzles and books while the adults get to socialize, too. And for this special Halloween session, wear your costume if you like and get ready for some spooky fun. Parkland Library card required to register.
Register here.

Broward Reads for the Record (ages 3-5)


Thursday, October 19th, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Come to the library to listen to Quackers by Liz Wong as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record literacy initiative. Children will also make a simple craft project related to the book. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, October 19th, 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.


Ghostly Gathering (age 8 and up)


Tuesday, October 24th, 6 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 craft to take home with you for Halloween. Wear your costume if you’d like. A Parkland Library card is required to register.
Register here.

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


Wednesday, October 25th, 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.


Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, October 25th, 4:15 p.m.


Come to the library for a friendly game of chess.  All levels welcome. Parkland Library Chess Club is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Halloween Spooktacular (ages 3-7)


Thursday, October 26th, 4 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.

Library 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 table in the center of the library. 

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