Kids and Tweens

The Huntsville Public Library offers programs for kids of all ages, with a focus on reading, technology and fun.

Some programs require registration. See program details for more information.

Baby/Toddler Storytime

Baby/toddler storytime includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, finger plays, and sensory activities.

Ages 0 to 2. Registration required.

Spring 2019

Thursdays at 10:00 to 10:30 AM

  • March 21 to May 23

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytime includes 45 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, music shakers, scarves, and flannel board activities.

Ages 2 to 5. Registration required.

Spring 2019

Thursdays at 11:00 to 11:45 AM

  • March 21 to May 23

Paws To Read®

Paws To Read® allows children to read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Children may register for 15-minute time slots. In partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada.

Ages 4 and up. Registration required.

Spring 2019

Wednesdays from April 3 to May 29

  • 15 minute reading times available at:
    • 4:00 PM
    • 4:15 PM
    • 4:30 PM
    • 4:45 PM
  • Registration opens Monday, March 4

LEGO Builders Club

Join other LEGO fans for building challenges and theme builds.

Ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

Spring 2019

Tuesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • April 16
  • May 14

STEAM Club

Our STEAM Club is a monthly club that offers activities on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). There will be building, experiments, art, tech gadgets and more.

Ages 4 to 12. Registration required. Cost: $5

Spring 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • April 3 and May 1

Minecraft

Do you love Minecraft? Join our Minecraft program to design and build in creative mode, and work on build challenges. No experience necessary.

Ages 7 to 12. Registration required. $10 per session.

Spring 2019

Mondays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • Session 1: April 8, 15, 29
  • Session 2: May 13, May 27 and June 3

Virtual Reality with PlayStation 4 VR

Immerse yourself in extraordinary new worlds! Climb Mount Everest, work in a cafe, solve puzzles, and reach out and touch a rhino, all in pure 360° virtual reality!

Registration required. Children under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Virtual Reality Waiver.

Sign VR Waiver

Spring 2019

Mondays at 4:00 to 5:15 PM. Participants sign up for one 15-minute time slot. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • April 1
  • May 6

Tech Gadgets for Kids

Learn about new and innovative technologies. Try out introductory coding with Cubetto and Dot & Dash, learn about 3D printing with a 3Doodler Start, and learn about circuits using Cubelets and Little Bits.

Ages 4 to 12. Registration required. Cost: $5 for spring session.

Spring 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • April 10 and May 8

3D Printing for Tweens

Join us for an introduction to 3D printing and 3D object design. Design your own 3D model using TinkerCAD and have it printed using our 3D printer.

Ages 10 to 13. Registration required. $5 per session.

Spring 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

  • Session 1: April 17 and 24
  • Session 2: May 15 and 22
PA Day Intro to LEGO Robotics

Interested in learning how to program a robot? This short introduction is aimed at kids who have never tried LEGO Robotics before. 

Ages 8-12. Registration required. Registration opens Monday, March 4. Free.

  • Friday, June 7 at 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Homeschool Library Afternoons

We offer a monthly homeschool program. Homeschool families are welcome to bring children and teens for an afternoon of learning and discovery about a different topic each month.

Spring 2019

Tuesdays at 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 21
Keyboarding for Kids 

Brush up on your keyboarding skills! This class explores touch typing and keyboard shortcuts.

Ages 8-12. Registration required. Free. Registration opens Monday, March 4.

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

  • May 29, June 5, June 12 and June 19 

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