Children's Programs

Cinderella Royal Ball

Special Event

Cinderella Royal Ball

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  All Princes and Princesses of the Kingdom of Huntsville are formally invited to attend the Huntsville Public Library Cinderella Royal Ball to be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 4th, 2016.  Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess.  Engage in royally themed activities and crafts.  Eat magical food.  Dance with your favorite grown-up on our ball room floor.  Check out one of your favorite fairy tales to read.  We humbly request your company at this magical event.  Sign-up to this event is required as space is limited. Click here to RSVP today!


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.


​Mother Goose Lapsit

This is one of our additional programs here at the library. Come and join us for stories, songs and playtime! This program is for the ages zero to 24 months, it is a wonderful way to introduce children to books. Lapsit is held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays.

Family Movie Night

You don’t want to miss Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month.  Enjoy complimentary popcorn and drinks sponsored by the Texas Children’s Health Plan.  Bring your own pillow or blanket. Sign-up is not required.  All ages welcome.

Elementary Craft Time

Enjoy a once a month Elementary Craft Time.  Elementary aged students are invited to come to the Huntsville Public Library from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3rd.  Sign-up is not required but supplies are limited.  Come craft with us!

Story Drama Hour

Story Drama Hour is back at HPL! Held in conjunction with the Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre and the Center for Community Engagement this exciting program will be led by Dr. Victoria Lantz.  Three sessions will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 6th, October 20th, and October 27th.  Elementary aged children are invited to enjoy pantomime, songs, movement, improvisation, and acting out historical characters ranging from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt.  Sign-up is not required.  

S.T.E.A.M. Fridays

S.T.E.A.M. Friday has something for everyone: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!  Children 17 and under are invited to enjoy this once a month program. Sign-up is not required for this colorful event. 

Living in Space

Imagine living in space.  How would life be different than here on Earth?  Find out at the Huntsville Public Library as we host a Living in Space presentation by Space Center Houston from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 21st.  Sign-up is not required and all ages are welcome. 

Dance with Xpress Vibe

The Huntsville Public Library is partnering up with Xpress Vibe Studios to host 6 weeks of free dance classes.  Xpress Vibe Dance will be held from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings from September 19-October 25th in the Community Room of the Huntsville Public Library.  The Monday classes are designed for ages 7-12, while the Tuesday classes are best suited for ages 13-18.  The owners of the dance studio, Jarell and Madeline Rochelle, will be leading the class and have a combined 20 years of professional dance experience.  “It definitely is a calling to come back and offer this community what I wished I had growing up.  We wanted to make it free because what other time would kids be able to take classes from professional dancers who have traveled the world with experience?  We are here to serve the community and help produce an amazing generations of youth with confidence, integrity and good-will that will hopefully serve the community with their gifts once they blossom as individuals,” says Jarell.  Registration is required for this dance course. A consent form must be filled out at the library.
Ages 7-12 Registration  Ages 13-18 Registration

3D Printing

Is your child interested in the world of technology?  Learn to 3D Print with him or her in a three day class at the Huntsville Public Library.  This class will be held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening in the Board Room.  Class size is limited to five students aged 7-15 and a parent must attend the program.  At the end of each session, students will be able to take home their 3D printed object.  Multiple sessions scheduled: September 13th, 14th, 15th;September 20th, 21st, 22nd; October 11th, 12th, 13th;   October 18th, 19th, 20th; October 25th, 26th, 27th.    Registration is required and participants will need to bring their own USB drive. 
Register for the session below:

Story Time 

See more on the Story Time page.


For more information about the Children's Department, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel 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.