Huntsville Public Library strives to provide educational, culturally-enriching, and entertaining materials and activities for all ages. Please view the list of our current programs as well as other related information.
Having a hard time occupying your child or teen’s time over the summer break? The Huntsville Public Library is here to help with our annual Texas Summer Reading Program for all ages. Start your break at our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, print off your Book Squares Reading Log, and get busy reading. The first day to turn in your completed Book Squares Reading Log is Monday, July 23. The last day to turn in your completed Book Squares Reading Log is Saturday, July 28. Children (ages 0-12) and Teens (Ages 13-17) who turn in completed logs will receive a prize packet of coupons to local Huntsville restaurants, a free book sponsored by the Huntsville Kiwanis, and a ticket to enter our raffle to win even more exciting prizes. Adults (ages 18+) can also participate by playing Book Squares to receive a chocolate bar and a raffle ticket for the Adult Summer Reading grand prize.
The Walker County Beekeepers are back at the Huntsville Public Library with another informative presentation from 3-4 p.m. Monday, June 25. Learn about bee colonies, hives, and conservation in this exciting program. No live bees will be at the program. No sign-up required, but space is limited. All ages are welcome. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
There’s no business like show business! Is your teen interested in flexing his or her theatrical muscles? Does the idea of your teen engaging in intellectual activities throughout the summer appeal to you? Huntsville ISD teachers Rolando Salazar and Ian McPhail have volunteered to lead a “Summer of Shakespeare Theater Boot Camp” for students ages 12-17 years old at the Huntsville Public Library. Auditions will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 with rehearsals being held from 4-6 p.m. on June 14, 26, 28, and July 3, 5, 9, 12, 17, and 19. Witness the culmination of the participating students’ hard work by attending the exclusive performances at 5:30 p.m. on July 24 and 26. Registration is required and can be found here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
Are you between the ages of 9 and 17 and interested in technology? Come to “Technology & Design” at the Huntsville Public Library led by Huntsville ISD Robotics teacher Curtis Densmore. This three-day course will meet at 3 p.m. on July 11, 13, and 16 to cover Bridge Building, Scratch, and 3D printing. During Bridge Building, participants will compete to construct the most structurally sound miniature bridge. Scratch is a design software that teaches participants the basics of video game design. In the last day of the course, students will learn how to design a project for 3D printing and will receive the objects they printed. Interested students are encouraged to complete the required registration here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
This is not your grandmother’s board game! Come to the Huntsville Public Library to play the epic Munchkin, an award-winning deck card game by Steve Jackson Games. Humorously based on role-playing games similar to Dungeons and Dragons, players break open “doors” and defeat “monsters” to win the game. Sabotaging your friends is encouraged. Play Munchkin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday June 19, June 26, and July 17. Ages 13 and up are encouraged to play. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
This is an online book club for ages 14-22.