Activities and Events for Kids
Scaredy Squirrel’s Retro Reboot Dance Party with Rick Huddle (age 3 and up)
Thursday, September 27th, 3:30 p.m.
Children will love singing and dancing to parodies of alternative rock from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s mashed up with fun characters from picture books. Storyteller, dancer and musician Rick Huddle will play the guitar, dulcimer, six-string ukulele, and nose flute (but probably not at the same time). His fun and lively performance is sure to leave all ages laughing. Parkland Library card required to register.
Tiny Tots Social Time (age 9 months to 4 years)
Thursday, August 16th, 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
Mr. Roy’s Family Music (newborn to age 4)
Thursday, August 23rd, 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. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here
Building with Lincoln Logs (ages 4-7)
Thursday, August 23rd, 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
Reading with the Tail Waggin’ Tutor (K- 5th grade)
Thursday, September 6th, 3:30 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. Register here.
Writing Buddies (K-5th grade)
Saturday, September 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.
Game Squad (age 7 and up)
Tuesday, September 11th, 4:30 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.
Bricks ‘n’ Books (age 6 and up)
Thursday, September 13th, 3:30 p.m.
Children age 6 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library! At each Bricks ‘n’ 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.
Art-for-Autumn Mural Painting
Thursday, September 20th, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
It’s almost autumn! What better way to celebrate than to add your creative mark on a big paper 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 fall fun. Drop in anytime during these hours to participate. Parkland Library required to register. Register here.
Cartooning with Cory (age 7 and up)
Tuesday, September 25th, 4:30 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.
Chess Club (age 8 and up)
Wednesday, September 26th, 4:15 p.m.
Come to the library for a friendly game of chess. Have fun practicing strategies and learning from other players. Children ages 8 and up. Registration is required for each game date. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here.
Smart Start Tutoring
varied Saturdays during the school year, 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