We’ve made some changes to the library’s Hold Pickup Service – Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, no appointment is needed for lobby pickup Please read the following information carefully, as we have made changes to the Hold Pickup service available at the Huntley Area Public Library. Residents who place items on hold may begin picking them up inside the library without an appointment beginning July 6. Please remember to wait to visit us until you … Read more
As part of the Eye Spy 2020 adult/teen summer reading challenge, we asked participants to share some of their experiences as they completed activities to earn the “Eye Spy Huntley” badge. These included ordering from local restaurants, exploring the outdoors, taking a self-guided tour of the Huntley Square (and learning a little local history along the way), and looking out for and learning to identify local birds (backyard birding). Keep reading to see what people … Read more
It is an exciting time at the Huntley Area Public Library. We are thrilled to continue our reopening procedures and look forward to gradually providing more services in the future, as the pandemic situation allows. Meanwhile, progress on the new Huntley Area Public Library continues at a rapid pace. All of the foundations for the new addition have been poured and the structural steel is in place. The new building’s wood trusses have also been … Read more
Hunger Winter by Rob Currie Adventure Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars This book was extremely enjoyable. Depicting strong emotions, “Hunger Winter” will pull you in throughout all of its chapters. The characters are realistic, and enjoyable to read about. The plot and conflict are well laid out, constructing a book I would always recommend. Growing in his faith, Dirk is tested on a journey. He learns to discern, and he … Read more
Help us pick the winners of this year’s Edible Books contest! Entries will be posted in 4 categories: Children under the age of 12 Age 13-17 (Teens) Adults Huntley Area Public Library Staff. The winner in each category will win a gift card. The only rules are the entries must be edible (made from edible/food items), must be an original creation (made by the contestant), and must be somehow be related to a book! … Read more
Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle instructor, guided participants through the creation of a bookmark using several different tangles (primarily the Springkle tangle) in a live virtual class she presented for the Huntley Area Public Library in June 2020. This gallery showcases some of the pieces created by attendees. If you missed the class, you can view a recording here. Please share your creation with us using the form below to upload a photo/image.
Animal Farm by George Orwell Classic Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) When the animals on one farm decide to rise up against their farmer, they win and take over the farm. They start to run it themselves. What was at first promised to be freedom and equality for all soon turns into something far worse than they had ever imagined.