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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. 

"Tails and Tales" Texas Summer Reading Program 

Don’t forget! The deadline for the Texas Summer Reading Program at the Huntsville Public Library is Friday, July 23.  Participants must conclude recording their reading progress on READsquared by the end of this day.  Children who have earned prizes with their Reader’s Passport must redeem their rewards with participating businesses by Saturday, July 31. The Library’s raffle prize drawings will be held during the first week of August. Raffle prizes must be picked up no later than Monday, August 16. Registration is required and you can register here, For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.

Bird Buddies

Did you know Owls aren’t able to move their eyes to see at all? In the animal kingdom, owls are known as silent predators as they hunt throughout the night. Owls are fascinating creatures that come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Join Professor Diane Neudorf for Bird Buddies on Tuesday June 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room as she entertains you with interesting facts about Owls. To respect social distancing guidelines, attendance is limited to 50 people. Registration is required and you can register here to reserve your spot! This program is designed for audience members in elementary grades and younger and is sponsored by the Huntsville Audubon Society. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.

Wild Things Zoofari Round 2!

If you missed our Wild Things Zoofari program in June, worry not - Wild Things Zoofari is returning to the library on Friday July 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room! Come and learn about the unique animals and wildlife conservation efforts from Wild Things Zoofari’s experts. To respect social distancing guidelines, attendance is limited to 50 people. Registration is required and you can register here to reserve your spot! Preference will be given to those unable to register for the June 2021 program. This program is suitable for all ages. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzerat 936-291-5910.

Crocodile Encounter

What has the strongest bite of any animal in the world and can go long periods of time without any food? A Crocodile! Gear up and put your game face on as you enjoy the chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's oldest reptiles! Have all of your crocodile-questions answered at this spectacular Crocodile Encounter event on Friday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. To respect social distancing guidelines, attendance is limited to 50 people. Registration is required and you can register here to reserve your spot! This program is suitable for all ages and is sponsored by The Friends of Huntsville Public Library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.

Reading Magic Show

Abracadabra, ala-kazoo! You’ll join us for a special Reading Magic Show, won’t you? With the flick of a wrist and a glint in his eye, Professional Magician John O’Bryant is coming to show you a magical time on Tuesday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. Enjoy an incredible and fun afternoon full of powerful messages, lots of laughter, and some magic you’ve never seen before! To respect social distancing guidelines, attendance is limited to 50 people. Please fill out the registration form and you can register here to reserve your spot! This program is suitable for all ages and is sponsored by The Friends of Huntsville Public Library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzerat 936-291-5910.

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. The early literacy practices featured each week help build a foundation for the lifelong love of reading and learning. For parents and caregivers, Story Time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy strategies in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents afterward. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions all share a theme with something new and exciting each week.  Sign up is not required.  Story Time is held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m. in the Staggs Community Room. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.  

Mother Goose Lapsit 

Bubbles, rhymes, and books --oh my! You won’t want to miss the return of Mother Goose Lapsit at the Huntsville Public Library.  This program is a story time designed for children 2 years or under.  Enjoy this early literacy initiative at 10:45 a.m. Mondays in the Rex Children’s Room. Sign-up is not required. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.  

Storytime 

Kids enjoy Storytime with our expert children's librarian as they read beloved books, sing songs, crafts work, blow bubbles and share early literacy tips.





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