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.
Come by 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 every Monday from 1:30-3:00 in the Community Room. February dates are February 20, and 27. This program is suggested for ages 5-12. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.
Kiwanis Pancake Supper Fundraiser
What do maple syrup and butter have in common? PANCAKES!! The annual Kiwanis Pancake Supper Fundraiser is returning to the Huntsville Public Library! Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 17 in the Staggs Community Room for the timeless favorite of all-you-can-eat Pancakes. Tickets are $5 per person, and include pancakes, sausages, and choice of beverage. Proceeds from this event will benefit literacy efforts at the Huntsville Public Library. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Huntsville Kiwanis Club members or at the event. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.
Book a Dog: Reading with ‘Pets with a Mission’
Wagging tails plus happy readers! Come to “Book a Dog,” a literacy initiative held in collaboration with Pets with a Mission and Huntsville Public Library. This program will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 in the Rex Children’s Room of Huntsville Public Library. Two animal teams from “Pets with a Mission'' will be at the Library for quick one-on-one reading sessions with trained therapy dogs. This program is best suited for ages 5 to 12. No sign-up is required as the dogs will be available on a first come, first served basis for one hour. Signed waiver forms are required to participate. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.
Make and take home a fiber craft of your very own! Bring your crochet, knitting, or embroidery, or come and learn along with us! No prior experience is necessary. Craft Circle will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 3. This event is for children ages 10-14. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.
Come to Story Time, a fun early literacy program for kids six and under. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts at Huntsville Public Library. 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. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions all share a theme with something new and exciting each week. Sign up is not required. Story Time is held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m. in the Staggs Community Room. February 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 17, 21, 22, 24, and 28. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers 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. Mondays in the Rex Children’s Room. Sign-up is not required. February dates are February 20 and 27. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Dr. Elissa Myers at 936-291-5910.
Spring Break in the Library
Look at the fantastic time our community had in the Library during Spring Break! The Huntsville Audubon Society sponsored "An Avian Adventure." Teens made their own macrame wall art. Children combined dance lessons with coding classes to learn the basics of animation. What a great week of learning and fun!