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. 

Family Literacy Night

Huntsville Public Library is partnering with Huntsville Intermediate School to present Family Literacy Night from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Come join us for a fun-filled evening of books, games, prizes, and important, useful information about your school and public libraries. Light snacks will be available. This is a great opportunity to sign up for a library card so you have free access to all the reading materials in our collection for the coming summer months. All ages are welcome but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact Huntsville Public Library at 936-291-5472.Family Literacy Night

“Connect with Your Library” Coloring Contest 

It’s time to get creative! In honor of National Library Week, Huntsville Public Library is hosting an art contest for children and teens. Entries will be divided into age groups and one winner will be selected from each group by our panel of judges. An entry form must be included with each submission so be sure to pick up an entry form at the library before you begin your project. All entries must be turned in to the library no later than 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. For more information, please contact the Library at 936-291-5472.

Connect with Your Library-Coloring Contest

Story Time

Come to Story Time, a fun early literacy program for kids six 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 3, 4, 6, 19, 22, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, and 31. For more information, please contact the Library at 936-291-5472.

Story time May 2021, Starting May 2021

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. May dates are May 2, 9, 16, and  23. For more information, please contact the Library at 936-291-5472.

Mother Goose Lpasit, Starting May 2021

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!