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.
Celebrate 30 Days of Kindergarten at the Library!
Did someone say PARTY??!! Come to the Huntsville Public Library to celebrate this year’s new Kindergarteners! This will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to exchange stories of the first-day chaos and jitters as well as for the children to share their own experiences of their first thirty days as Kindergarteners. Join us on Saturday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the Rex Children’s Room for some light snacks, refreshments, and a craft too! 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. KidScape will meet every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. September dates are September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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 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.
Preserving Your Story
The Walker County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and the Huntsville Public Library are beginning a joint, community-wide project to preserve the local history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The pandemic touched everyone in Walker County in more ways than one, and its aftermath will continue to affect our fellow citizens well into the future.
What did you learn that you want the next generation to know? What memories did you make when plans suddenly became cancelled? Sleepovers, birthdays, and even school were all disrupted, but each of us has a different story to tell! Please help us with this project by preserving your experiences for the future generations through writing, voice recording, video recording, or even through art.
If you would like assistance in recording your memories of the pandemic, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910. All forms of recording are accepted and may be dropped off at the Huntsville Public Library or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Walker County Genealogical Society will preserve these stories in their archives for future generations as a part of Walker County history. Alternatively, you may email your story to email@example.com or mail it to WCGS, P.O. Box 1295, Huntsville, TX 77342-1295.
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!