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.
Virtual Story Time
We know you have missed Story Time just like we have! The Huntsville Public Library is proud to host a Virtual Story Time beginning at 10:40 AM on Wednesday, April 7 for National Library Week. In order to comply with publisher copyright restrictions, the Library will host this virtual program on a closed Facebook group titled “Huntsville Public Library Story Time.” Please be sure you request to join the group so you can be part of the educational fun! After April 7, Virtual Story Time will be presented at 10:40AM each Wednesday in April. The dates are April 14, 21 and 28. This virtual event is best suited for ages 5 and under. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Earth Day Story Walk
Something wonderful is right around the corner and its roots can be traced back to 1970! What began as an effort to raise awareness of community impact on the environment, termed the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and lobbied for the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act is still going strong today with one billion people participating on Earth Day. To join in on the educationally enriching celebration, the Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a Story Walk at 10:30 am on April 22, 2021 in Eastham-Thomason Park.
A Story Walk is an educational activity in which a children’s book is enlarged and printed along the walkway. As families walk through Eastham-Thomason Park (1500 7th St.), they will be directed to the next page in the story, available in both English and Spanish. At the end, families will find take-home kits with seeds, pots, and soil provided by The Home Depot (while supplies last) so they can enjoy a hands-on experience with the concept of growing plants. This socially distanced program is especially suited for ages 5-9 and is an excellent opportunity for families to spend time together outside and embrace learning while getting their hands dirty. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
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 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. May dates are May 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, and 28. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Mother Goose Lapsit
Bubbles, rhymes, and books --oh my! You won’t want to miss the return of Mother Goose Lapsit at the Huntsville Public Library. This program is a story time designed for children 2 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. May dates are May 10, 17, and 24. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Back To School Bash at the Huntsville Public Library
Huntsville Public Library staff had a blast at the Back To School Bash event. We would like to give a special thanks to the Texas Children’s Health Plan for sponsoring the program.