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.

Raiders Read Together

Beginning June 13, read one chapter a day with Huntley 158 and representatives from community organizations all across Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Algonquin. Along the way, families can gather golden tickets and practice skills to enhance literacy at home, all while revisiting the magical, fantastical story of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka! Students, the library is one of the Golden Ticket locations.

Read Beyond the Beaten Path – 2022 Summer Reading Adventure

The Huntley Area Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Adventure, Read Beyond the Beaten Path is almost ready to begin! The fun begins on June 8, 2022, but you can prepare now by making sure your Beanstack account is updated and ready. Just visit and enter your information ahead of June 8 to be ready for the adventure.

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.

My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding – book review

My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel Realistic Fiction Romance Suspense * * * Stars (Pretty good) Zurika’s older sister has pulled out all the stops and is about to be married Bollywood style – a big, fat, Indian wedding, with singing, dancing, and all of the traditional trappings. Zurika is happy for her, don’t get her wrong, but she’s hoping to get into a prestigious musical program/college where she can develop her … Read more

Once More Upon a Time – book review

Once More Upon a Time by Roshani Chokshi Fairytale Retelling Fantasy * * * * Stars (Great!) Here’s what happens after the official story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses comes to an end. One of the princesses meets and marries the love of her life, but before they have a chance to experience married bliss, Imelda is poisoned and when her new husband Ambrose vows to do anything to save her, the price is their … Read more

Reimagined Masterpieces VOLUNTEENS

This July we are having a contest for teens (in grades 6-12) to recreate a famous artwork using props from home. We need examples! All you have to do is choose a masterpiece, recreate it with things you have around your house (people and pets can be included!). Then, submit a photo (or link to a photo) of the original masterpiece + one of your recreation using the form below. We’ll share the examples in … Read more

Reimagined Masterpieces Contest

Month of July (for grades 6 – 12) Recreate a famous artwork using props you have at home. Submit a photo of the original masterpiece + one of your recreation (pick up a submission form at the library’s Information Desk or download here). You may also submit online using the form below. We’ll share our favorites in the gallery (also below). One winner will be chosen and contacted at the end of the month, and … Read more

Soar – Read It and Rate It

Soar by Joan Bauer Realistic Fiction Sports Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Jeremiah is the world’s biggest baseball fan, but he cannot play the sport due to his heart condition. However, this doesn’t stop Jeremiah’s love for baseball. He decides to become a coach for the new town he just moved to. As scandals of his town’s team arise, Jeremiah is determined to bring his team back. I really liked Jeremiah’s determination … Read more