Invitation to Participate in National Library Week Promotion – April 7-13, 2024, with the Huntley Area Public Library

Dear Huntley Area Business Owners,  It’s 2024 and we are excited to invite you to participate in an upcoming event that we believe would be a fantastic opportunity for Huntley Area local businesses to engage with our community.  We have planned a special National Library Week promotion to celebrate the occasion from April 7th to April 13th, 2024. Our theme is, The Library is Your Literary Canvas, Paint Your Own Picture.   As part of our … Read more

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.

Dog Who Could Fly – Read It and Rate It

The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side by Damien Lewis Adventure Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * (Amazing!) In the winter of 1939-40, a French pilot and his Czech gunner are shot down over the German front lines while trying to gather photos for reconnaissance. Robert needs to find shelter, and fast: Pierre’s leg is bleeding and he … Read more

Do-Over – Read It and Rate It

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Emilie Hornby, a teenage high schooler, lives through a repeating time loop nightmare that occurs on Valentine’s Day. After a stressful day at school watching her boyfriend Josh cheat on her, she escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and consolation. She passes out on the couch for the night, but when she wakes up, she’s back in … Read more

Self-Defense for Teens Gallery (February 2024)

Lindsey Daehnke from Strictly Self Defense held a teen self-defense workshop at the library in February. Participants learned a variety of techniques to keep themselves safe in various situations., and left class feeling empowered! Check out some photos from the class below:

Moongarden – book review

Moongarden Plotting the Stars #1 by Michelle A. Barry Fantasy Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) In the future, on the Moon, where humans were forced to flee when the Earth’s plants turned against them, Myra Hodger is attending boarding school. Everyone expects her to follow in the footsteps of her Number Whisperer parents, but her talents lie elsewhere. If she doesn’t discover her particular brand of magic soon (she hasn’t shown any … Read more

Well, That Was Unexpected – book review

Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto Funny Realistic Fiction Romance Rom-Com * * * * Stars (Great!) Sharlot and George find themselves at the center of a teenage rom-com entirely fabricated by their well-meaning parents, after each is discovered in an embarrassing sexual situation. To get some distance from her boyfriend, Sharlot is whisked off to Indonesia where her mother creates an online dating profile for her and starts exchanging messages with “George.” … Read more

Their Vicious Games – book review

Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) Adina Walker had her whole future revoked when she got in a fight with her former best friend. The scandal got out and her acceptances to Yale and all her other college options were recinded. Now, the only option left to her is to somehow get herself into “The Finish,” a competition sponsored by the founders (the Remingtons) of her very … Read more

Kid’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac – book review

A Kid’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac written by Aaron Hwang, illustrated by Qu Lan Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) The Chinese Zodiac is much more complicated than I’d thought. Previously, I’d only ever looked up my “animal” using my birth year, and since I’m born in January, before the Chinese calendar/New Year officially starts, it’s actually a different animal than I’d thought. In addition, predictions and horoscopes can be plotted out depending … Read more

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer – book review

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer Wimpy Kid series, #18 By Jeff Kinney Funny Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars Great! Greg Heffley’s middle school is in trouble. There have been a lot of budget cuts and the state is threatening to close the school if they don’t bring up their test scores. Greg relays – in hilarious detail – all of the ways the school administration has attempted to cut expenses as … Read more