Children's Department

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. 


Prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond!  The Huntsville Public Library is starting a new reading program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!  This program encourages reading with children and children receive a prize for every milestone reached.  Sign-up is required and can be completed on the library’s website. Ages 0-5. Register here or click here for more information


Kids' Book Bundles

Are you looking for personalized book recommendations? Do you miss browsing your Library’s shelves and talking with your librarians about what to read next? Then Book Bundles can help!

What’s a Book Bundle?

Book Bundles are batches of 3-5 children’s books on a particular theme or topic. Let us know what topic your child is interested in reading about and we will reserve materials on your account based on availability.

Please note, while we endeavour to respect the beliefs and parenting styles of everyone in the community, library staff members do not act in loco parentis (in place of a parent or charged with a parent’s right, duties, and responsibilities). We will do our best to select materials on the topic requested but cannot guarantee the materials will follow a particular belief or parenting style. Please be sure to review these items to ensure they fit your needs.

We will notify you of when your Book Bundle  is  ready. Please note, not all of the item(s) in your Bundle may be ready for pickup at the same time. It’s our way of helping you browse the shelves even while the building is closed!

How do I get a Book Bundle?

Request a personalized Book Bundle for pickup by using the form or contacting the library at 936.291.5472. Book Bundles are available via curbside pickup 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Need an idea for a Book Bundle?

Bedtime, Princesses, Pirates, New baby, Manners, Emotions, Dinosaurs, Trains, Construction, Animals, Colors, Alphabets, Sharing, Counting, Weather.

Back To School Bash at the Huntsville Public Library

Huntsville Public Library staff had a blast at the Back To School Bash event. We would like to give a special thanks to the Texas Children’s Health Plan for sponsoring the program.



For more information about the Children's Department, please call Children's Coordinator 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.