Heartwarming Gesture From a Young Member of our Community

In a heartwarming gesture, a youngster from our community, that loves his local library, decided to make a difference. Saving up $150.00 of his hard-earned allowance over several months, this compassionate library fan chose to donate to the Huntley Area Public Library. His selfless act not only showcased an understanding of the importance of libraries as hubs of learning and community engagement but also demonstrated the power of individual initiative, proving that age is no … Read more

Sony PlayStation 5 Now Available in Gaming Room

We are pleased to announce that a Sony PlayStation 5 has been added to the library’s Gaming Room. Interested in checking out the console or the Nintendo Switch that also resides in the Gaming Room? A Gaming Room reservation can be made online or at the library’s Information Desk. PlayStation 5 Games available to play: UNO® NBA 2K23 for PS5™ LEGO® Worlds LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition STARWHAL LEGO® Bricktales Sackboy: A … Read more

Sew Hop’d Makes Donation to Huntley Area Public Library

Collaborating with community partners is a large part of what makes Huntley an exceptional place to live. When the library was getting ready to reopen, staff wanted to make an impact and work with our partners to make sure the community knew about all the changes the library made during the construction and renovation project, and to celebrate the occasion. One of those partners was Sew Hop’d Brewery and Taproom.

Huntley Area Public Library Receives Donation From Huntley Area Lions Club

Huntley, IL – The Huntley Area Public Library was honored to receive a donation from the Huntley Area Lions Club in the amount of $1000.00. The donation was presented to the library by Jim Saletta and Jim Graves of the Lions Club in honor of American disability rights advocate Helen Keller. Keller influenced Lions Club members to join her and continue her crusade as Knights of the Blind. Helping the visually impaired has been a cause for the group since 1925.

Homeschooling in McHenry County

Homeschool educator and sought-after speaker, Kathy Wentz, invites you to travel to McHenry County to participate in some, or all six, of her most popular sessions. This Monday evening series is for veteran, new, and prospective homeschool parents. Sessions will be followed up with a Q&A, so come prepared with questions. Enjoy sessions in-person or via Zoom. Register with each hosting library for session you wish to attend.

Work to begin on Library’s Drive-Up Book Return on Monday, May 16, 2022

We are happy to announce that work will begin on the library’s drive-up book return on Monday, May 16, 2022. Removal of the drive-up book return will be the first step of a much-needed height adjustment to make it accessible for most vehicles. Following the removal of the book return, some minor construction will take place on the drive-up window and lane. During this time all drive-up window services and book return will be closed.

StoryLab Workshop Gallery June 2024

Creatives of all ages came to this workshop tailored to help enhance storytelling abilities. Led by industry experts Chris Woods and Ben Torres, who bring decades of experience in entertainment design, attendees were inspired in their dreams of crafting novels, designing immersive video games, or envisioning blockbuster films.  This workshop delved into the fundamental aspects of storytelling, character development, and world building.  They were even open to taking a fun picture after all of that … Read more

Youth Services Associate Librarian

Job Type: Full-Time Department: Youth Services Schedule: 40 hours per week (Weekdays, evenings, weekends, and school holidays on rotation.) Salary: $16 – $24 Hourly (Depending on education and qualifications) Description:  Provides library programs for children, a wide range of traditional and digital reference and readers’ advisory services, and assists with collection development. Essential Job Functions:  Develops, implements, and evaluates programs and services for children and families, including story times, craft programs, STEM programs, and reading programs as … Read more

Marketing Assistant – Content Developer

Job Title: Marketing Assistant – Content Developer Job Type: Part-Time Department: Marketing Schedule: 24 hours per week (Nights & Weekends for Special Events) Salary: $15.69 – $24.00 Hourly Position Summary Assist the Marketing Department by helping with various tasks and projects, which may vary depending on seasonal needs. Essential Job Functions: ·        Organizes, designs, and distributes library staff newsletter. ·         Works with staff and Head of Marketing to provide content for, or posting appropriate content to, social … Read more