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.
"Tails and Tales" Texas Summer Reading Program
Don’t forget! The deadline for the Texas Summer Reading Program at the Huntsville Public Library is Friday, July 23. Participants must conclude recording their reading progress on READsquared by the end of this day. Children who have earned prizes with their Reader’s Passport must redeem their rewards with participating businesses by Saturday, July 31. The Library’s raffle prize drawings will be held during the first week of August. Raffle prizes must be picked up no later than Monday, August 16. Registration is required and you can register here, For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Has your child aged out of the library’s Story Time program? Are you looking for new activities for your kids? Want to do something fun and crafty? Then come on over to KidsScape! Perfect for kids ages 7-10, KidsScape provides the opportunity to broaden interests, develop skill sets, and build new friendships. Topics and activities will vary week-to-week and sign up is not required. KidScape will meet every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in the Staggs Community Room. To help kickoff this new children’s program, bring your best ideas to the first meeting on Thursday, August 26! 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. 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. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Baillie Pretzer at 936-291-5910.
Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show
Kids enjoy the action with fire, smoke and chemical reactions. A huge thank you to Dr. Pennington, Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.
We had a wonderful time at our Bird Buddies event! Thank you to the Huntsville Audubon Society for sponsoring this event!
We welcomed several reptiles to the library as part of Crocodile Encounter! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring the event!