Children's Programs

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. 

PJ Storytime

Send off 2019 in style at the Huntsville Public Library! Join us for a special PJ Storytime at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31. Enjoy stories, a craft, and cookies as we celebrate the upcoming new year. Wearing pajamas and bringing your favorite stuffed animal or blanket is encouraged! Don’t forget -- the library will close at 5 p.m. on this day.  For more information, please contact Interim Librarian Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5470.

Music- Where You Find It


The Huntsville Public Library will host Dr. John Lane from Sam Houston State University and his students for a special program for families. “Music Where You Find It” will feature music that uses books, the spoken word, and other “found objects” as instruments with additional percussion. This musical program will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday December 12 and is best suited for elementary and junior high students.


Homework Help


Stumped by math homework? The Huntsville Public Library will be offering Math Homework Help for elementary and junior high aged students on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Nash Board Room. Participants can use library laptops or ask a library staff member for help. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.


Mother Goose Lapsit


Do you have children ages 2 or under?  If so, then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Enjoy a half-hour of developmentally appropriate activities featuring stories, songs, and rhymes Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for developing language and vocabulary. Sign-up is not required. October’s programs will be held on December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Occasionally, the library will cancel Mother Goose Lapsit in advance due to scheduling conflicts or holidays. If you would like to receive an email regarding planned cancellations for this program, please click hereFor more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Story Time 

Story Time is a fun early literacy program for kids 5 and under at the Huntsville Public Library.  Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts three times a week in the Staggs Community Room.  The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. Story Time offers caregivers and parents 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.  There is something new each week! Sign-up is not required. Story Time is held on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Friday mornings. Morning sessions are at 10:45 and evening sessions are at 5:30 p.m. December dates are as follows: December 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 27. This program will not be held on December 24, 25, and 31 due to the Christmas and New Year’s Eve library closings. Occasionally, the library will cancel Story Time in advance due to scheduling conflicts or holidays. If you would like to receive an email regarding planned cancellations for this program, please click here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.