Activities and Events for Kids
Parkland Library’s “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Club
(children, teens and adults)
June 10 – August 14
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library
Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Club. Keep a log of books you read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read, the more prizes you get! Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Must have a Parkland Library card to register.
All events are in person unless otherwise noted.
Grab-and-Go Craft (best for ages 4 and up)
Thursday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Enjoy arts and crafts? Come pick up a different free craft packet each week inside the library while supplies last.
July 29-31 Sail boat scene
Magic of Harry Potter Friday
July 29 at 4 p.m. (age 8 and up)
Become a wizard for the day celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday while making your own wand and answering trivia questions. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Bits ‘N’ Pieces Puppet Theater (age 3 and up)
Tuesday, August 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.
Fee, Fie, Foe, Fun! A Giant is loose in Cloudland. Jack climbs the magic beanstalk skyward. Marionettes, big and small, perform together on stage in this traditional Celtic music puppet play Jack and the Beanstalk. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Wednesday, August 4th, 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.
Countdown to Kindergarten (incoming Kindergarteners)
Thursday, August 5th, 11 a.m.
A big step for new Kindergarteners is just a couple of days away! Here’s a chance to get excited by listening to school stories and participating in other fun activities to get prepared and spirited for school. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 5 and up)
Wednesday, August 11th, 3:30 p.m.
Children age 5 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library! Build with a buddy or work on your own. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
STEM Class: Shark Tooth Lab with South Florida Science Museum
Friday, August 13th 10:30 (grades 1-5) and 11:30 (grades 6-8)
Student teams will utilize scientific observation to sort and classify genuine fossil shark teeth, examine real shark jaw specimens, learn about various shark habitats, and create their own shark tooth necklaces. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Tiny Tots Social Time (newborn to 4 years)
Thursday, August 19th at 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.
Cartooning with Cory via Zoom (age 7 and up)
Tuesday, August 31st, 5:30 p.m.
Local cartoonist Cory Laub will teach children to draw some of their favorite superheroes and cartoon characters while entertaining them with fun facts about animation and comic book trivia. It's a great time, and children will have a ton of fun while learning to draw! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Count Down to Kindergarten
Click here for a go-to guide to Kindergarten transition.
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays returning in fall 2021
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