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. 

Kid Forensics

Is your student interested in forensic science?  Come to the Huntsville Public Library on Wednesday, June 28th for a mystery! The times for this program at 3:30 p.m. Mary Lou and Brian Gedelian will lead an exciting program on “Kid Forensics,” and participants will use fingerprinting kits and other analytical skills to solve it. This FREE program is best suited for ages 7 and up.  Sign up is not required but supplies are limited.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

Mommy & Me Art Class

Bring your child to Mommy and Me Art Classes at the Huntsville Public Library from 2 to 2:40 p.m. on Thursday June 29th as well as July 6th and July 20th.  Create masterpieces and memories throughout the summer!  Registration for this program is required.  These FREE art classes are best suited for ages 5-12.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

SHSU Natural History Collection is back

The Sam Houston State University Natural History Collection is coming back! The curators will be bringing their assortment of animal pelts and artifacts to the Huntsville Public Library from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, July 7th.  Explore this educational exhibit to learn about different species.  All ages are welcome and sign up is not required.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

Jedi Academy

“Aren’t you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?” Not at the Huntsville Public Library!  Come to our 2
nd annual Jedi Academy.  It is an all ages intergalactic program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29th.  Enjoy Star Wars themed games, prizes and out of this world refreshments.  Test your Jedi mettle with light sabers and with laser blaster target practice.  Sign up is required and can be found here.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

Audubon to feature nests

“Birds nest and eggs” – Join us for an exciting program offered by the Huntsville Audubon Society from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, July 13th. See firsthand a display of different types of nests and eggs as you learn about them.  Make your own nest and eggs to take home.  This program is best suited for elementary and junior high ages.  Sign up is not required. For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

Comic Book Club

Join Comic Book Club at the Huntsville Public Library!  This free monthly program is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and is for ages 17 and under.  Do you like Comic books? Enjoy games, crafts, raffles, and a speaker from the world of Comic Books.  Bring a comic book to trade with.  This FREE program is sponsored by Annette Tubbs and the Comic Book Stop and Trade group. Summer 2017 dates include July 22nd, and August 19th.  Sign up not required.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.

Creative Writing Seminar

Tell the story you’ve always wanted to write…whether it’s a comic book, short story, novel, or a poem.  Learn how at the Huntsville Public Library’s Creative Writing Seminar from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 7th to July 12th. Poet and author Christopher Holmes will be leading this FREE course for ages 8-17 with weekly writing prompts and activities designed for creativity and fun.  Enter the writing contest at the end of the program and win a prize!  Sign up is required.  For more information, contact Rachel McPhail, Children’s Coordinator at 936-291-5910.


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.

Contact

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.