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. 


Huntsville Youth Orchestra


Would you like to learn more about stringed musical instruments? Are you curious to find out about the Huntsville Youth Orchestra? The Huntsville Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Naomi Gjevre from the Sam Houston State University School of Music and her students for a musical presentation as well as an instrument petting zoo in which interested children may handle the instrument with supervision. Additionally, Dr. Gjevre will discuss the Huntsville Youth Orchestra and how interested adolescents may sign up. This program is best suited for elementary through junior high school students. The program will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 in the Staggs Community Room. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.


Artwork Unveiling Ceremony The winners of the 2019 Huntsville Public Library Friends’ Art Contest will be announced at the Artwork Unveiling Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26. The Huntsville community is invited to the ceremony to celebrate the winners and admire the winners’ enlarged artwork on display in the library. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910. 

​Homework Help


Stumped by math homework? The Huntsville Public Library will be offering Math Homework Help for elementary and junior high aged students on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m.
starting August 21 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 story time 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. August dates are as follows: August 5, 12, 19, 26. Occasionally, the library will cancel Mother Goose Lapsit in advance due to scheduling conflicts or holidays. If you would like to receive an email regarding planned cancellations for this program, please click hereFor 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 in the Staggs Community Room.  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. August dates are as follows: August 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30. Occasionally, the library will cancel Story Time in advance due to scheduling conflicts or holidays. If you would like to receive an email regarding planned cancellations for this program, please click here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Family Movie Night


Don’t forget Family Movie Night at the Huntsville Public Library.  Due to scheduling conflicts, Family Movie Night has been rescheduled to Friday, September 6 at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a free family-friendly movie about Secret Life of Pets 2 at the library!  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.