Children's Programs


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 

Do you have children ages 2 and under? Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign up is not required.

Story Time 

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 the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning.  For parents and caregivers, Story Time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover great books and resources for home use, and socialize with other parents after Story Time.  Held on Wednesdays with identical sessions on Fridays, there is something new each week!  Sign-up is not required.  Story Time is held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m. February dates are as follows:  February 14, 16, 21, 23, and 28.  This program will not be held on February 7 and 9 due to the Huntsville Public Library Sneaker Program.

3-D Printing

Full class details on the 3-D Printing page.

First Friday Book Club

What’s a mother rat to do when her son is sick and she needs to leave for her summer home? Find out in our First Friday Book Club as we discuss “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien at 1 p.m. Friday, January 5 at the Huntsville Public Library.  This book club is designed for 3rd-7th grades. Registration is required here. Visit the First Friday Book Club page for more information. 

Family Movie Night is BACK!

Do you ever think despicably? Did you miss out on a fun family movie? The Huntsville Public Library has you covered. Join us for Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 5 for a special showing of Despicable Me 3. You won’t find any minions in our refreshment line—just popcorn! Bring your own child friendly drink and your blankets!  Sign-up is not required for this all-ages program.


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.