Teen Services

Huntsville Public Library strives to provide educational, culturally-enriching, and entertaining materials and activities for all ages. Please view the list of our current programs as well as other related information.  

SAT

Don’t be intimidated by the SAT!  The SAT (one of the two standardized achievement tests colleges use for admission purposes) is quickly approaching. The Huntsville Public Library, in partnership with Sam Houston State University, is here to help you prepare for the math portion of the SAT.  Professor Rebecca Garcia from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be teaching four sessions of SAT Math Prep from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, September 29, October 13, October 20, and October 27 at the Huntsville Public Library.  Interested participants must register here and need to bring pencils and a calculator.  This free program is best suited for 7th-12th grade students. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910. 

After School Zone

Teenagers, are you looking for a place to work on homework or just decompress after school?  Come to the Huntsville Public Library’s After School Zone on the first and third Monday of the month, starting in October.  Teenagers can come to the library’s Nash Board Room at 4:30 p.m. for a quiet place to work on homework or play board games.  Sign-up is not required but space is limited.  Participants must be between the ages of 13 and 18.  October’s sessions will be held on Monday, October 1 and October 15.  Pizza will be provided, but teens are encouraged to bring their own drink in a spill-proof container.  For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Shakespeare Theater for Teens

Following the success of the summer theater bootcamp program, the Huntsville Public Library is pleased to offer another semester of “Shakespeare Theater for Teens” in conjunction with the Huntsville Independent School District.  Interested participants between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to audition for the upcoming theatrical production at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20. Following the auditions, theater rehearsals will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, October 4, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 15, and November 29.  The program will be led by HISD teacher Ian McPhail. Performance dates are to be announced at a later time. Registration is required and can be here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

Teen Film Club

The Huntsville Public Library has a new program for teens! The Teen Film Club will meet on the second Thursday of the month for pizza and a PG-13 rated movie at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room. Participants must be 13 to 18 years of age. September's session will be held on Thursday, September 13. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

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