Children's Programs


The Children's Department of Huntsville Public Library strives to provide educational, culturally-enriching, and entertaining materials and activities for children of all ages. Please view the list of our current programs for children as well as other related information. 

Mother Goose Lapsit 

Do you have children ages 2 and under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign up is not required.

Story Time 

Come to Story Time – a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under.  Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts three times a week.  The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. Story Time offers caregivers and parents an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time. Held on Tuesday evening and Wednesdays mornings with identical sessions on Fridays, there is something new each week!  Sign-up is not required. Morning sessions are at 10:45 am and evening sessions at 5:30 pm.

First Friday Book Club

The First Friday Book Club will be discussing Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder on Friday, August 10.  Nominated for the National Book Award, Orphan Island will leave readers trying to solve the mysteries of the island.  Interested 3rd-7th graders are encouraged to complete the necessary registration at  For more information, please contact Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Visit the First Friday Book Club page for more information. 

Family Movie Night

Start your weekend with fun for the whole family! The Huntsville public Library's Family Movie Night will be held at 5:30 pm Friday, August 10th in the Community Room. August’s Family Movie night will feature the based on a true story flim  Miracle Season. Enjoy complimentary snacks during the movie and remember to bring your own child-friendly drink and pillow or blanket. Sign-up is not required. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Visit the Family Movie Night page for a list of upcoming movie titles.


For more information about the Children's Department, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

 The Huntsville Public Library strives to make the Children's Room and the Teen Area welcoming, safe places for children, teens, and their caregivers. Please review the Children's Room and Teen Area policies (PDF) for information about appropriate use of the rooms and the equipment therein.

For a variety of suggested reading lists created by the Texas Library Association for readers of all ages and levels, visit TLA's website.

Help Out

If you would like to help out the Children's Department, there is a wish list of supplies (PDF) that are always needed.