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.
Having a hard time occupying your child or teen’s time over the summer break? The Huntsville Public Library is here to help with our annual Texas Summer Reading Program for all ages. Start your break at our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, print off your Book Squares Reading Log, and get busy reading. The first day to turn in your completed Book Squares Reading Log is Monday, July 23. The last day to turn in your completed Book Squares Reading Log is Saturday, July 28. Children (ages 0-12) and Teens (Ages 13-17) who turn in completed logs will receive a prize packet of coupons to local Huntsville restaurants, a free book sponsored by the Huntsville Kiwanis, and a ticket to enter our raffle to win even more exciting prizes. Adults (ages 18+) can also participate by playing Book Squares to receive a chocolate bar and a raffle ticket for the Adult Summer Reading grand prize.
There’s no business like show business! Is your teen interested in flexing his or her theatrical muscles? Does the idea of your teen engaging in intellectual activities throughout the summer appeal to you? Huntsville ISD teachers Rolando Salazar and Ian McPhail have volunteered to lead a “Summer of Shakespeare Theater Boot Camp” for students ages 12-17 years old at the Huntsville Public Library. Auditions will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 with rehearsals being held from 4-6 p.m. on June 14, 26, 28, and July 3, 5, 9, 12, 17, and 19. Witness the culmination of the participating students’ hard work by attending the exclusive performances at 5:30 p.m. on July 24 and 26. Registration is required and can be found here. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.
This is an online book club for ages 14-22.
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. August’s session will be held on Thursday, August 9. For more information, please contact Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail at 936-291-5910.