Activities and Events for Kids

Activities and Events for Children​


All events are free, but require registration.
Register online or call (954) 757-4207

kids summer reading

Parkland Library’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club


(children, teens and adults)
June 9 – August 12
Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library, Parkland Chamber of Commerce and Total Tax Solutions  


Every person age 2 years through adult will receive a small gift for coming in and registering for the library’s “Build a Better World” 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. Children and teens must have a Parkland Library card to register. 



Saturday Storytime (age 3 and up)


Saturday, July 1st, 2 p.m.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July 1st marks National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, a day to sample or wonder about the awkward or just plain silly kinds of ice cream flavors. Come to the library for a storytime about ice cream and make a cold treat to eat. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

4th of July Craft,


Monday, July 3rd, 2 p.m.


Get in the patriotic mood by putting together an all-ages fun craft. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Family Flix: Disneynature: Wings of Life (age 5 and up)

 

Friday, July 7th, 2:30 p.m.


Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures. This movie is 80 minutes long and rated G. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)

 

Saturday, July 8th, 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

Teddy Bear Picnic (age 3 and up) 


Monday, July 10th, 11:30 a.m.


It’s Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Bring a lunch and your favorite stuffed animal friend for this indoor family picnic and story time. Children attend with an accompanying adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Game Day (age 4 and up) 


Tuesday, July 11th, 1:30 p.m.


Meet friends or make new ones and have fun the old fashioned way by playing board games at the library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Butterfly Stories and Family Craft (age 3 and up) 


Tuesday, July 11th, 6 p.m.

 
Listen to butterfly stories, then build and decorate a butterfly house to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Building with Book ‘n’ Cookin’ (age 6 and up) 


Wednesday, July 12th, 3 p.m.


We will read a book about Legos, have a building competition and build a Lego brick-shaped brownie. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Snakes Live! with Sawgrass Nature Center (age 6 and up)


Thursday, July 13th 2:00 p.m.


Build your knowledge about snakes. Participants will see and interact with up to five different species of snakes. Learn the differences between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Pirate Day (age 3 and up)


Friday, July 14th, 2 p.m.


Take an adventure on the high seas with stories and songs. Decorate a pirate chest and then search for treasure. Come dressed in your buccaneer best. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Dance Party (ages 3 to 5)


Monday, July 17th, 10 a.m. 


Come to the library and dance to some of your favorite storytime songs. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Sharing and Caring: Stories and More for a Better World (age 3 and up)


Tuesday, July 18th, 2 p.m.


Storytelling is a great way to teach children to be respectful, helpful and generally kind to others – especially when it's so much fun! This lively program with professional storyteller Caren S. Neile puts children in the middle of the action with familiar classics like The Little Red Hen and Stone Soup, as well as finger stories, songs and more. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, July 18th, 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

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


Wednesday, July 19th, 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

Kids’ Coloring

Thursday, July 20th, 2:30 p.m.


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

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


Thursday, July 27th, 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. Register here

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Thursday, July 27th, 2:30 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

Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 6 and up)


Monday, July 31st,  2:30 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