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.
Story Time Christmas Special - Help! The Gingerbread Man is Loose in the Library!
Who has raisin eyes, a cherry nose, and leaves gingerbread crumbs everywhere he goes? That’s right - the Gingerbread Man! We have requested the help of our local City Officials, but we still need YOUR help too! Join us for a Story Time Holiday Special on Friday, December 17 at 10:45 a.m. to help locate this mischievous Gingerbread Man. Festive refreshments and delicious craft will follow. This program is best suited for ages 8 and under. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Are you too old for our Story Time but still want to do something fun and crafty? Then come on over to KidsScape! Perfect for kids ages 7-10, KidsScape offers the opportunity to broaden interests, develop skill sets, and build new friendships. Topics and activities will vary week-to-week and sign up is not required. KidsScape will meet every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. November dates are November 4, 11, and 18! In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, KidsScape will not take place on November 25. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
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. November dates are November 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, and 30. Story Time will not be held on Friday, November 26. 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.
Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show
Kids enjoy the action with fire, smoke and chemical reactions. A huge thank you to Dr. Pennington, Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.
We had a wonderful time at our Bird Buddies event! Thank you to the Huntsville Audubon Society for sponsoring this event!
We welcomed several reptiles to the library as part of Crocodile Encounter! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring the event!