Spring break programs begin at Huntsville Public Library

Josh Criswell/The ItemThe Huntsville Public Library will be hosting a plethora of children's programs during spring break this week. 

There is something for everyone at the library during spring break. 

Officials with the Huntsville Public Library will host various programs throughout the week, including a magic show, live animals, movies and instructional classes.

“Spring Break is a fantastic opportunity for families to unwind from school,” said Rachel McPhail, the children’s coordinator at the library.“We enjoy scheduling fun programs that are still educational. In addition to the programs, we want to invite the community to come to the library, sign up for a free library card if they don't already have one and check-out books.”

Today, the library will host Monty the Magician performing an hour long show at 2:30 p.m., which is open to those age four and up. Following the show, children will be able to make surreal poster art at “Fun with Collage.”

On Wednesday, the Huntsville Audubon Society will hold “Hoot Tweet Chirp,” an interactive presentation featuring live birds and music at 2:30 p.m. The library’s teen film club will also have a showing of “Robin Hood” with pizza at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

On Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m. the library will host Updo 101, where those 12-18 can learn how to style their hair for prom or other special events. The classes’ instructor will be Tonya Collum, the owner of a local hair salon who also teaches cosmetology courses at Huntsville ISD. Participants must bring their own hair care products and tools so they can learn with items they already own. This event requires registration as space is limited.

Additionally, the library will have its regularly scheduled storytime on Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. and Friday at 10:45 a.m. Storytime features interactive stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week can help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning and offers caregivers and parents an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, discover books and resources for home use and socialize with other parents.

“My hope is that students will use the week off from school to read for pleasure and come to the library for our fun activities,” McPhail said.