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. 

Early Readers Space Cats Book Club

Greetings, space cats! Are you looking for a fun, social activity that lets you practice your reading skills?  Mission Accomplished at Huntsville Public Library! Whether you like funny cats, space battles, magical kingdoms, or just relatable stories about real kids, there will be something for you! At each book club meeting, you can enjoy fun crafts and activities related to the story. The Early Readers Space Cats Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are welcome to attend.  Titles do not need to be read before the start of each meeting. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

Space Cat-Oct 2022


Book a  Dog: Reading with ‘Pets with a Mission’

Wagging tails plus happy readers!  Come to “Book a Dog,” a literacy initiative held in collaboration with Pets with a Mission and Huntsville Public Library.  This program will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 in the Rex Children’s Room of Huntsville Public Library.  Two animal teams from “Pets with a Mission'' will be at the Library for quick one-on-one reading sessions with trained therapy dogs.  This program is best suited for ages 5 to 12. No sign-up is required as the dogs will be available on a first come, first served basis for one hour. Signed waiver forms are required to participate. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

Book a Dog-Oct 2022

Dungeons and Dragons: Create a World of Magic! 

Once upon a time, there was a band of loyal misfits who came together despite their differences to achieve an important goal. What was that goal? Who were those misfits? That’s up to you! D and D is a game that allows players to create their own characters and embark on an adventure they write together. But one thing’s for sure–there will be magic, dragons, monsters, and more fun than you can imagine at Huntsville Public Library! D and D also builds creativity, writing skills, and teamwork. This group will meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 and 19, and will continue to meet at the same time the first and third Wednesday of each month. Teens 14-18 are welcome! No prior experience is necessary!  For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

D n D First and  Third Wednesday

Crafting Circle

Would you like to learn fun techniques like zine making, button making, knitting, and crochet, and have awesome projects to take home? Would you like a place to work on the projects you’re already making and make friends with other young crafters? Then the Craft Circle at Huntsville Public Library is the place for you! Craft Circle will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 7. This event is for children ages 10-14. No prior experience is necessary! For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

Crafting Circle First Friday Of Every Month


Middle Grade Magic Book Club

Come celebrate reading with us at the Huntsville Public Library! Whether you like stories about magical creatures or just relatable stories about kids like you, there will be something for you! We’ll meet once a month and focus on one book that we’ll read beforehand. Then at the book club, we’ll talk about the book and do crafts and activities related to it. This book club is best suited for ages 10 to 14.  Join us at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 17. We’ll be reading the graphic novel,  The Cardboard Kingdom, and making fun masks and dress up gear out of cardboard just like the kids in the book! Didn’t read the book? Come anyway! For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

Middle Grade Magic Book Club- Oct 2022


Young Adult Book Club

Young Adult Book Club is best suited for ages 14 to 18 and will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 21 and 28.  Our upcoming selection is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. We will be sampling a variety of genres in the club. Didn’t read the book? Come anyway! For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

Young Adult Book Club - Oct 2022

Story Time

Come to Story Time, a fun early literacy program for kids six 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. September dates are September 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

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Mother Goose Lapsit 

Bubbles, rhymes, and books--oh my! You won’t want to miss Mother Goose Lapsit at Huntsville Public Library.  This program is a story time designed for children two 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. September dates are September 12, 19, and 26.  For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.

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Spring Break in the Library

Look at the fantastic time our community had in the Library during Spring Break!  The Huntsville Audubon Society sponsored "An Avian Adventure."  Teens made their own macrame wall art. Children combined dance lessons with coding classes to learn the basics of animation. What a great week of learning and fun! 

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