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. 




Annual Easter Egg Hunt

 
Hop, hop, hop on over to the Huntsville Public Library for our annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 6 and under! Join in on the fun at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Rex Children’s Room. Be sure to bring your own bag or container to hold the goodies you find.  Story Time will not be held on this day. This program is generously sponsored by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers of Huntsville. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910. 

BookUP Bash


Are you looking for a free family event?  Do you want to interest your child in the world of reading?  Come to BookUp Bash at the Huntsville Public Library to enjoy fun, literacy based activities for all ages. This free program is designed to raise money and awareness for BookUp, the weekly after school reading club at Huntsville Intermediate School.  BookUp is organized by the National Book Foundation and improves students’ social, emotional, and literacy skills through author visits, field trips, and book giveaways. BookUp Bash is free to attend and will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Staggs Community Room. BookUpBash is part of the National Book Awards Festival at Sam Houston State University (April 15-16) and will be led by Dr. Amanda

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. March dates are as follows: March 4, 11, 18, and 25. For 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. 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. March dates are as follows: March 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, and 29.  For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Family Movie Night

Start your weekend off with a fun, free family event at the Huntsville Public Library.  Family Movie Night will now at 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Join us in the Staggs Community Room at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5th for an animated film about a friendly, neighborhood superhero with spider-like abilities. Enjoy complimentary sweets during the movie. Sign-up is not required. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Visit the Family Movie Night page for a list of upcoming movie titles.