Activities and Events for Kids

All events are free, but require registration.

Parkland Library card required to register.
Register online or call 954.757.4200

Pete the Cat with books

Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, January 31st at 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.

All events are in person unless otherwise noted.

Click here to register for classes.

Bricks and Books (age 5 and up)
Thursday January 26th at 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.

Family Snow Games (age 5 and Up) 
Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m.

Winter is SNOW much fun!! Doesn’t it sound like fun to build an igloo or snowman out of marshmallows? Maybe bowling for snowmen or snow shovel races sounds even better!!  Prizes will be given, and fun will be had by all. Parkland library card required to register.

Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, January 31st at 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.

Lunar New Year Stories and Craft (age 4 and up)
Thursday, February 2nd at 3:30 p.m.

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit and celebrate Lunar New Year with stories and a craft. Parkland Library card required to register.

Hip, Hip, Hooray for National Painter’s Day, (Ages 3-6) 
Friday, February 3rd at 3:30 p.m.

Celebrate with a fun story and paint your own canvas. Parkland Library Card is required to register.

Zumbini (newborn to 4 years)
Monday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m.
This class combines music, dance, and educational tools for 45 minutes of parent-child bonding and fun. Tap your toes, sing-along and get lost in the only program to combine early-childhood development with the magical joy of Zumba® Fitness. Parkland Library card required to register.

Chess Club (age 8 and up)
Tuesday, February 7th at 4:30 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.

Cards and Cookies (age 5 and up)
Thursday, February 9th at 3:30 p.m.

Come to the library and get ready for Valentine's Day!  Create homemade cards for your friends and family using paper, ribbon, glue, sparkles, stickers and more. Get a cookie treat to take home. Parkland Library card required to register. 

Tiny Tots Social Time (newborn to 4 years)
Friday, February 10th 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. 

Rainbow Heart Art (8 years and older) 
Saturday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to blend colors while using acrylic paint. Then create a beautiful rainbow heart using this paint blending technique. Parkland Library Card required to register.

Preschool STEM Class: Color Lab (ages 3 to 5)
Monday, February 13th at 10:00 a.m. OR 11:00 a.m.

This workshop introduces preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations are conducted to introduce students to the primary colors, as well as color mixing. Parkland Library card required to register.

Read with Finn (age 5 to 10)
February 13th at 3:00 p.m.

Come to the Parkland Library to practice your reading skills by reading to therapy dog Finn. 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. 

STEM Class: Gem Mining (Ages 7 and up)
Thursday, February 16th at 3:30 p.m. 

Using a screen box and water, children will hunt for gems and stones in the sand. After mining, they will use books and identification cards to learn more about their find. Parkland Library Card required to register.

Cartooning with Cory (Ages 7 and up)
Tuesday, February 21st at 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.

Bricks and Books (age 5 and up)
Thursday February 28th at 4:15 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.


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