Children's Programs

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. 

Magic That Makes You Smile

 
Are you looking for something magical to do over Spring Break?  Come to the Huntsville Public Library at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 for “Magic That Makes You Smile” with Monty the Magician. This hour-long presentation is sure to delight children of all ages (four years old through adults). Registration is not required, but seating and space is limited to a first come, first served basis in the Staggs Community Room. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Huntsville Public Library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Homework Help

 
New program alert! The Huntsville Public Library will be offering Homework Help for elementary and junior high school-aged students in math on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Nash Board Room.  Participants can use library laptops or ask a library staff member for help. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Mother Goose Lapsit

Do you have children ages 2 or under?  If so, then Mother Goose Lapsit is a storytime designed for you! Enjoy a half hour of developmentally appropriate activities featuring stories, songs, and rhymes Mondays at 10:30 a.m.  This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for developing language and vocabulary. Sign-up is not required. February’s dates are as follows: February 4, 11, 18, and 25. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Story Time 

Story Time is a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under at the Huntsville Public Library.  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.  There is something new each week! Sign-up is not required. Story Time is held on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Friday mornings.  Morning sessions are at 10:45 and evening sessions are at 5:30 p.m. February dates are as follows: February 1, 5, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, and 27. This program will not be held on Wednesday, February 6 and Friday, February 8 due to the HISD Sneaker Program. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator
Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.


Family Movie Night


Start your weekend off with a fun, free family event at the Huntsville Public Library.  Family Movie Night will now start at 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Join us in the Staggs Community Room at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 for an animated film about arcade characters who discover the Internet. Enjoy complimentary sweets during the movie.  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.


Contact


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.