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.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa will be visiting the Huntsville Public Library on Saturday, December 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy some yummy sugar cookies and hot cocoa with Santa. We will have a fun Christmas craft and of course some classic Christmas stories to share. Kids, bring along your letters to Santa so he can take them back to the North Pole with him. We hope to see you there!
Family Music Classes
Shake, rattle, and roll at Huntsville Public Library! SHSU Music Education students will be offering children and their grown-ups fun musical activities in the Rex Children’s Room. This program is suitable for all ages and will be held Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. November dates are December 5, 12, and 19. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Art Fun for Everyone
Join us for an hour of creativity. Teen Ambassador Caleigh is offering Art Classes for our patrons. The classes are for beginners from the ages of 6 to 16. Caileigh will offer a new project each month. There will be painting, sculpting, and experimenting with several art styles and techniques. Classes will be held each Friday from 1:30 to 2:30. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Come to Huntsville Public Library and play with us! We’ll have lots of activities for you to engage with, including Legos, grown-up coloring books, karaoke, and craft stations. This program will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the Fourth Friday of each month in the Rex Children’s Room. The September meeting date is December 29. This program is suggested for ages 5-12. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Come to Story Time - a fun, early literacy program for kids eight 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. Wednesday and Friday sessions share a theme with something new and exciting each week. Registration is not required. Join us on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m. December dates are December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
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. on Mondays in the Rex Children’s Room. Sign-up is not required. December dates are December 4, 11, and 18. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Linda Huff at 936-291-5910.
Summer Reading 2023
We were "All Together Now" at our Summer Reading events at the Huntsville Public Library. Adults and children shared in some fun and educational programs throughout June and July. Events included a Kona Ice Kickoff, Plant Play, Clay Play, Picture Book Creations, Cupcake Mania, Bird Buddies, Tie dye Art, and our most recent event was a fabulous and funny Magic Show. Special thanks to our sponsors, Junior Audubon Society and the Friends of the Library.