Read the 2023 Lincolns

Nominations for the 2023 Lincoln Award have been announced! Your challenge is to read as many of these books as you can between now and February 2023 for chances to win the grand prize drawing – a $50 Amazon gift card! You can also vote for your favorite. Participate online through Beanstack, or download/pick up a paper log at the library’s Information Desk. For grades 9-12.

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.

Hawthorne Legacy – book review

The Hawthorne Legacy Inheritance Games, book #2 by Jennifer Lynne Barnes Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) In her search to discover why billionaire Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to her, Avery Grambs uncovers a number of interesting leads and family secrets that put her in danger. She may have discovered a link between herself and the Hawthorne family that actually makes sense, but confirming it involves tracking down a … Read more

Cone with a Cop – September 15, 2022

A big thank you to Culver’s of Huntley, the Huntley Police Department, and you #Huntley Area for an amazing night. Attendees enjoyed stories read by Officer Keppler and they explored a HPD patrol car. Culver’s provided ice cream cones to everyone who attended! Don’t miss our next Read & Eat event, Fries with a Firefighter featuring story time with the Huntley Fire Protection District at Culver’s of Huntley on Thursday, October 20, from 6 to … Read more

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses – book review

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal Fiction Funny Supernatural * * * Stars (Pretty good) Priya has to take a medical leave of absence from college (pre-med, Stanford) when she is diagnosed with Lyme disease. On some days she can barely function due to pain and brain fog. While she is recuperating she meets new friends through her blog and they form a chronic illness support group. Priya is closest to Brigid (both … Read more

Captive Kingdom – Read It and Rate It

The Captive Kingdom Ascendance series, book #4 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book takes place before the epilogue of the third book. Jaron, Imogen, Tobias, Roden, and Amarinda are all sailing on an Avenian Pirate ship, loaded with weapons Carthya despearately needs. Before they reach safety, they are overtaken by a ship commanded by a ruthless captain. The captain is taking them to a land … Read more

Shadow Throne – Read It and Rate It

The Shadow Throne Ascendance series, book #3 by Jennifer A. Nielsen Adventure Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Jaron has survived the Avenian Pirates, but now he has to guide his kingdom through war. Against 3 kingdoms. And if thins couldn’t get more complicated, the love of his life, Imogen, has been kidnapped. So now Jaron must make the decision to rescue her, if he can. That means breaking into the … Read more

Theft of Sunlight – Read It and Rate It

The Theft of Sunlight Dauntless Path series, book #2 by Intisar Khanani Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Theft of Sunlight” is a gorgeous and riveting story set against a dark, lush world inspired by middle eastern fantasy. Khanani spins a tale of intrigue, captivating you in the deceivingly glittering palaces and ethereal beauty of Menaiya, all whilst a chilling secret lurks just beyond the next page. Amraeya ni Ansarim has … Read more