Book It to the Library in April

It’s no secret we LOVE the Huntsville Madison County Public Library and all of it’s many branches! There’s no shortage to quality community programs they host for kids and families. Library storytime is a great way to instill a love of books in your child, and the local library does so much more than just story hour! We like to list their events here every month, but you can see all of their other events on the HMCPL website.

Special Library Events This Month


Countdown to Kindergarten
April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Bring your 3-5 year old to explore and practice the skills your child needs for a smooth transition into kindergarten.

Build Your Own Library
April 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Bessie K. Russell Library Branch Library
If you could create your own library, what would be your vision? Ages 9 and up.

The Poets Workshop
April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Huntsville Library
The Poets Workshop, a group of HLA, will have a public reading Sunday, April 7, 2018, in the auditorium from 2 to 4 with refreshments served. We will have complimentary chapbooks of the poems read for the public.

Garden Sprouts
April 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Children of all ages can join us on the second Monday of the month to help in our Learning Garden.

2018 Quilts Then and Now Show
April 14 at 9:00 a.m.
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope
Join us in historic downtown New Hope for this annual celebration of the art of quilting. This year’s quilt raffle will be for the “Stars Fell on Alabama” quilt at 3 pm. Admission is only $5. Sponsored by the New Hope FOL. For more information call 256-723-2995

Monrovia Masterminds Science Club
April 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Monrovia Public Library
All second through fifth graders who are interested in exploring the worlds of science come join our science club.


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LEGO Club in Madison
April 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library
Join us for our first LEGO club. No reservation is necessary, but we’ll only have supplies while they last!

Kids n’ Kites Saturdays
April 28 at 10:30 a.m.
In celebration of National Kite Month, join us for a fun-filled event! Kite flying, face painting, spin art, and refreshments! Family friendly, all ages. Free.

Just for Teens & Tweens



Tween Hour
Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Every Wednesday @ 4:00
INFO: Tweens and teens ages 10-14 may join us for a fun craft, game or event each week. Our topics for January/February: Origami flying discs, Catapult challenge, Sugar scrubs, Valentine Cards, Heart Ornaments, Panda Painting, Minute-to-win-it games.

Tween Hour at BCL
Bailey Cove Library
Thursdays at 4:00 PM
INFO: Weekly library activities for kids ages 9-13 years. Call the library to discover what’s coming up for each week – (256) 881-0257.

Teen Writer’s Group
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
April 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
INFO: Are you looking for a way to improve your creative writing skills? Then the Downtown Huntsville Teen Writers Group might be for you! Teens will meet once a month on the first Tuesday night at 6:00pm. No sign-up required, look for us in the Teen area of Youth Services on the first floor.

Teen Advisory Group in Madison
Madison Public LIbrary
Wednesday, April 4 at 4:00 PM
Join Madison Public Library’s new Teen Advisory Group. Let your thoughts be heard and help us make your teen experiences at the library rock. First Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM

Teen Nights at Main
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 PM
Come participant in a variety of activities including a Riverdale episode re-watch, a karaoke party, Riverdance, and other fun events. We meet every other Thursday night. Ages 13-18.


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Tween Time in Madison
Madison Public Library
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 PM
INFO: Tweens (ages 10-14) unite! We’ll meet in the YA room each month to enjoy a movie, crafts, and snacks. Contact mallen@hmcpl.org for more info! Meets the 3rd Sundays of each month at 2:00 PM through mid-May.

#ThisTeenReads Bookclub
Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Thursday, April 26 at 4:00 PM
INFO: Are you a proud teen reader? Anime, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, or any type of story you crave, your new book club will be reading it all! Come join the club on the last Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. No sign-up required, so grab your to-read lists off your Goodreads shelf and get ready to read and connect with new friends! For more information, contact Laura Noble at 256-532-5949 or lnoble@hmcpl.org. Call Youth Services to find out what this month’s title will be and come meet up in the Teen area of Youth Services on the first floor. For ages 13-18.

Storytime Scoop & Weekly Kid’s Programs

Monrovia Storytimes
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 10:30 a.m.
Branch: Monrovia Library
Info: Preschoolers from birth to five years old enjoy games, songs, stories, crafts and more for our interactive story time. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org

Madison Storytimes
Branch: Madison Public Library
Baby Sign Storytime Mondays at 9:30 AM
Toddler Storytime, Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 9:30 AM
Preschool Storytime Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 10:30 AM
Family Storytime, 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Info: The Madison Library hosts nine storytimes a week!

Junior Reader Club
Madison Public Library
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
Every Tuesday, join Ms Maggie for jokes, madlibs, stories, and crafts. This storytime is intended for K-2nd grades. Contact Ms Maggie at mallen@hmcpl.org or 256-461-0046 for more info.

Bailey Cove Storytimes
Branch: Bailey Cove Public Library
Wednesdays – Book Buddies at 9:!5 AM, Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 AM Thursdays – Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 AM, Book Buddies at 10:30 AM
Fridays – Little Bits Lapsit at 9:30 AM.
Info: There’s always a fun story to be had at Bailey Cove!

Main Storytimes
Branch: Huntsville Public Library Downtown
Little Bits Lapsit Storytime, Mondays at 9:30 AM
Wiggles & Walking, Tuesdays at 10:30
Rockin’ Storytime, Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Wild Wednesdays at the Library, Wednesdays at 3:30 PM, for 3rd-5th graders
Tremendouse Toddlers Storytime, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Info: There’s a storytime for every child’s age at the Main Library Downtown!


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Tuesday Tales
Branch: Eleanor E. Murphy
Date: Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Info: Story Time for ages 2-5, featuring stories, rhymes and music followed by a simple craft. A typically smaller story time held in the children’s section so younger toddlers may wander as needed. Siblings welcome! Contact Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info.

Supernova Science Club
Eleanor E. Murphy Public Library
Thursdays @ 4:00
INFO: Kids ages 5-11 can explore a new hands-on topic each week. Sign up is required weekly, email Ms. Haley at hwhaley@hmcpl.org for more info. Our upcoming topics for January/February: Lego Challenge, Catapults, Boomerangs, Crystal Structure, Germ Farms, Animal Habitats

Storytime in Gurley
Branch: Gurley Public Library
Date: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Join Ms. Tina every Wednesday morning for a fun filled time of stories, music, & crafts.

New Hope Storytime
Branch: Elizabeth Carpenter Public LIbrary
Date: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Stories, songs, and crafts each Tuesday morning for preschoolers.

Story Hour in Triana
Branch: Triana Public Library
Dates: Preschool hour Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Info: Storytime for children ages 3-5