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. February dates are as follows: February 5, 12, 19, and 26.  

Story Time 

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 the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning.  For parents and caregivers, Story Time offers 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.  Held on Wednesdays with identical sessions on Fridays, there is something new each week!  Sign-up is not required.  Story Time is held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:45 a.m. February dates are as follows:  February 14, 16, 21, 23, and 28.  This program will not be held on February 7 and 9 due to the Huntsville Public Library Sneaker Program.

3-D Printing

Full class details on the 3-D Printing page.

​8th Annual Art Contest 

What did Michelangelo say to the ceiling? “I got you covered.” If you are an art enthusiast, participate in the Huntsville Public Library’s 8th Annual Friends of the Huntsville Public Library Art Contest this spring. This contest is open for students aged 5-18 years, and the deadline to submit is Friday, February 23, 2018. Winners will be formally announced at the Artwork Unveiling Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018. Come to the library to pick up your entry form and contest rules today! Completed entry form required for eligibility.

Visit the Friends Art Contest page for more information.

First Friday Book Club

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the 2000 Newberry Award book and the 2000 Coretta Scott King Award book.   Curtis’ book tells the story of ten-year-old Bud Caldwell, an orphan living through the Great Depression in Flint, Michigan.  Bud, Not Buddy is also February’s book for the First Friday Book Club at the Huntsville Public Library.  The Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 to discuss this fascinating story of family, forgiveness, and perseverance. Register here.

Visit the First Friday Book Club page for more information. 

Family Movie Night is BACK!

Are you a fan of “My Little Pony?” Or did you miss this movie in theaters? The Huntsville Public Library has you covered with our monthly Family Movie Night! February’s movie selection is My Little Pony: The Movie which will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 in the Community Room. Enjoy complimentary popcorn during the film but don’t forget to bring your own child-friendly beverage and pillows/blankets. Registration is not required for this all ages event.

Huntsville Kiwanis Annual Pancake Supper Fundraiser

What’s the best pancake topping? More Pancakes! If you are a fan of eating breakfast for dinner while supporting literacy programs at the Huntsville Public Library, come to the Huntsville Kiwanis Annual Pancake Supper Fundraiser! Held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Huntsville Public Library, the Supper will include a $5 all-you- can-eat feast of pancakes, sausages, milk, coffee, and orange juice. Attendees may purchase tickets beforehand or during the event itself but only cash will be accepted. For more information or to purchase your ticket in advance, please call Bryan Matthys at 936-650- 7311.


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.