Huntley Area Public Library Receives Donation of Magnified Vision Device from Huntley Area Lions Club

Optalec ClearView magnification device donated to the library by the Huntley Area Lions Club.

The Huntley Area Public Library was once again honored to receive a donation from the Huntley Area Lions Club. The donation, a Optelec ClearView desktop video magnifier was presented to the library by Lion Jim Harper and Lion Jim Saletta. It was donated to the Lions Club by an anonymous Sun City resident.

Twilight: The Graphic Novel – book review

Twilight: The Graphic Novel Vol. 1 By Stephenie Meyer + Young Kim Graphic Novel Romance Supernatural * * * Stars (Pretty good) The graphic novel adaptation of Twilight… Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington, after her mother remarries (to get out of her hair), and immediately becomes obsessed with fellow high school student, Edward Cullen. They are inexplicably drawn to one another and after some initial stumblings, they decide to throw caution to the wind … Read more

Magic Steeped in Poison – book review

A Magic Steeped in Poison Book of Tea #1 by Judy Lin * * * * Stars (Great!) Tea laced with magic and a fantasy laced with romance, mystery, and suspense! Ning is competing for a court position, but she’s had to falsify some information in order to enter. She was NOT her mother’s apprentice – her sister was, but her sister is deathly ill from the same poison that ended their mother’s life. Ning … Read more

Can I Recycle This? – book review

Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-use Plastics by Jennie Romer Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Good information on the recycling process/stream. If your town supports curbside recycling, what happens to those items that go into your recycling bin? Are they really getting recycled? Are you sure what you’re adding is actually recycleable? You’ll want to check with your local waste management company to be sure, … Read more

Chilling Tales Contest

Please enjoy the entries we received for our Chilling Tales Contest (January 2023)!  The challenge was open to teens (grades 6-12), who had to write a horrifying tale in just TWO sentences. Which one is your favorite? Example: I awoke to a susurration emanating from the closet, ghastly whispers behind the mirrored doors. Cautiously, I sat up in my bed, covers pulled up close to my chest, focusing my limited vision on my blurry image, … Read more