Children's Department

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. 

Back to School Bash set

Don’t miss out as the date for this exciting program has changed!  The Huntsville Public Library will be hosting its annual Back to School Bash, which is sponsored by the Texas Children’s Health Plan. This event will be held from 10-1 p.m. Wednesday, August 9th at the Huntsville Public Library.  Texas Children’s Health Plan and other community vendors/organizations will be at the library to pass out free school supplies while resources last to school aged children and their families. 



Prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond!  The Huntsville Public Library is starting a new reading program called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!  This program encourages reading with children and children receive a prize for every milestone reached.  Sign-up is required and can be completed on the library’s website.  Ages 0-5. Register here.


For more information about the Children's Department, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel Kinner-McPhail at 936-291-5910.
The Huntsville Public Library strives to make the Children's Room and the Teen Area welcoming, safe places for children, teens, and their caregivers. Please review the Children's Room and Teen Area policies (PDF) for information about appropriate use of the rooms and the equipment therein.

For a variety of suggested reading lists created by the Texas Library Association for readers of all ages and levels, visit TLA's website.

Help Out

If you would like to help out the Children's Department, there is a wish list of supplies (PDF) that are always needed.


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