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. 


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. 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.   This program will not be on on November 6 and November 23. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

First Friday Book Club

The First Friday Book Club is now being held in the afternoons at the Huntsville Public Library. The book club will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Nash Board Room to discuss Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl on Friday, November 2. Interested 3rd through 7th graders are encouraged to complete the required registration. Register here, or for more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator 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 p.m. Friday, November 2nd in the Staggs Community Room. September’s Family Movie night will feature Hotel Transylvania 3. 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.


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.