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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Writing Buddies (grades K-5th)

Saturday, November 4th, 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

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.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Wednesday, November 1st, 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.

Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)


Saturday, November 4th, 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.

Game Squad (age 7 and up)


Tuesday, November 7th, 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. 

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, November 8th, 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. 

Bricks ‘N’ Books (age 6 and up)


Thursday, November 9th, 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.

Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)


Saturday, November 18th, 11 a.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.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (age 5 and up)


Tuesday, November 21st, 6:15 p.m.


Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.  Children will get to make a Thanksgiving themed craft after the movie. This film is 30 minutes long and is not rated. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.

Kids’ Coloring


Wednesday, November 22nd, 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. 

Chess Club (age 8 and up)


Wednesday, November 29th, 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. 

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