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.

Winter 2019

Thursdays at 10:00 to 10:30 AM

  • January 3 to February 28

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.

Winter 2019

Thursdays at 11:00 to 11:45 AM

  • January 3 to February 28

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.

Winter 2019

Wednesdays from January 9 to February 27

  • 15 minute reading times available at:
    • 4:00 PM
    • 4:15 PM
    • 4:30 PM
    • 4:45 PM
  • Registration opens Friday January 4.

LEGO Builders Club

Join other LEGO fans for building challenges and theme builds.

Ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

Winter 2019

Tuesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Friday, January 4.

  • January 22
  • February 19

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 9. Registration required. $5 per session.

Winter 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

  • January 9
  • February 6

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.

Winter 2019

Mondays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Friday, January 4.

  • Session 1: January 14, 21 and 28
  • Session 2: February 11 and 25

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

Winter 2019

Mondays at 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Participants sign up for one 15-minute time slot.

  • January 7
  • February 4

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 5 to 9. Registration required. Register separately for each program date. $2 per program.

Winter 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Friday, January 4.

  • January 16
  • February 13

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.

Winter 2019

Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration opens Friday, January 4.

  • Session 1: January 23 and 30
  • Session 2: February 20 and 27
PA Day Seasonal Green Screen Photos and Button Making

Drop by the library to have your photo taken with the green screen. Choose from selected backgrounds and have your photo emailed or printed.

Make a button using your own design or a prepared seasonal image.

Valentine's Day

Friday, February 1 at 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Drop-in program, all ages. 

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.

Winter 2019

Tuesdays at 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • January 29
  • February 26
Special Events

Holiday Maker Activities

Drop by for tech gadgets and hands-on maker activities. Ages 4 to 12.

  • Wednesday, January 2 at 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Thursday, January 3 at 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Bedtime Storytelling Feast

To celebrate Family Literacy Day, the Huntsville Family Literacy Group is hosting an evening of literacy activities! Pick up your free tickets at the library. Ages 0 to 6.

  • Monday, January 21 at 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

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