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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Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, February 22nd, 3:30 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

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, February 22nd, 3:30 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.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, February 28th, 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 the Tail Waggin’ Tutor (K- 5th grade) 


Thursday, March 1st, 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. 


Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to Daisy, a therapy dog. 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. Registration required. Register here.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, March 3rd, 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.

Dr. Seuss Stories (age 3 and up)


Wednesday, March 7th, 3:30 p.m.


Thing 1 and Thing 2 are excited to say, it’s time to read some Dr. Seuss stories today! Come to the Parkland Library to have some fun, there will be stories and laughs for everyone! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

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


Thursday, March 8th, 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, March 14th, 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.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, March 15th, 3:30 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.

Irish Step Dance Performance


Saturday, March 17th, 10:30 a.m.


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Start your day off right with this performance by the Drake School of Irish Dance, whose dancers enjoy competing both locally and internationally, and performing throughout Broward County. Made popular by such shows as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Irish step dance is a fun dance form open to all. Come and see what the fuss is about. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this unique dance form. Registration required. Register here.

Step-into-Spring Mural Painting


Tuesday, March 20th, 3 p.m. to 4:30 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.

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


Wednesday, March 21st, 10:30 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.

Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)


Monday, March 26th, 2 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.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, March 27th, 11:30 a.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.

Spring Break Craft (age 4 and up)


Tuesday, March 27th, 2:30 p.m.


Enjoy a crafty afternoon at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Kids’ Coloring


Wednesday, March 28th, 11 a.m. to noon 


Spend a little time coloring and listening to Disney tunes at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Build a Puzzle (age 4 and up)


Wednesday, March 28th, 3 p.m.


Children will enjoy the challenge of jigsaw puzzles while working as a team with new friends and old. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.


Family Flix: DisneyNature: African Cats (age 5 and up with accompanying adult)


Thursday, March 29th 1:30 p.m.


An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. This movie is 89 minutes long and rated G. Parkland Library card required to register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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