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. 

Mother Goose Lapsit

Do you have children ages 2 and under?  Then Mother Goose Lapsit is a story time designed for you! Held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., enjoy a half hour of developmentally appropriate play featuring stories, songs, and rhymes.  This program introduces little ones to the story time experience and is perfect for their language development and developing vocabulary. Sign up is not required.

Story Time 

See more on the Story Time page.

3-D Printing

Full class details on the 3-D Printing page.

First Friday Book Club

“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?”   In the children’s novel The Mysterious Benedict Society the children of the city of Stonetown read these mysterious words from a newspaper advertisement.  Only 4 children pass the test and embark on an adventure…but we won’t spoil the ending.  December’s session of the First Friday Book Club will be discussing Trenton Lee Stewart’s exciting mystery which is full of puzzles and riddles for the reader to solve.  The First Friday Book Club is designed for 3rd-7th graders and will next meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, December 8th due to scheduling conflicts.  Participants can pick up printouts of the first few chapters at the library to read before the club meeting.  Registration is required here

Family Movie Night is BACK!

Do you dream of dancing like a ballerina?  Did you miss out on a fun family movie?  The Huntsville Public Library has you covered.  Join us for Family Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 8th as we watch Leap!, an uplifting movie about an orphaned girl who moves to Paris to achieve her dreams of dancing ballet at the Grand Opera House.  Dance through our complimentary popcorn line during this all ages program.  Sign- up is not required.  Please bring your own child friendly drink, a pillow and /or a blanket.

The Beauty & The Beast Royal Ball

Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test.  Tie your napkin round your waist, cheri, and let us provide the rest…at the Huntsville Public Library!  Come one and all to the Beauty and the Beast Royal Ball from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 1st in the Community Room.  Enjoy magical activities, royal food, and a dancefloor! All ages are welcome but registration is required for this special event.  Royal attire is encouraged! Register here


For more information about the Children's Department, please call Children's Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.

The Huntsville Public Library strives to make the Children's Room and the Teen Area welcoming, safe places for children, teens, and their caregivers. Please review the Children's Room and Teen Area policies (PDF) for information about appropriate use of the rooms and the equipment therein.

For a variety of suggested reading lists created by the Texas Library Association for readers of all ages and levels, visit TLA's website.

Help Out

If you would like to help out the Children's Department, there is a wish list of supplies (PDF) that are always needed.