Movie in the Park – July 22, 2022

Here are photos from last Friday’s Movie in the Park taken by HAPL staff and D158 staff. Thank you to everyone who came out to the showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Movie in the Park! A big thank you to the Village of Huntley for a fantastic event and movie pick.

Across the Green Grass Fields – book review

Across the Green Grass Fields Wayward Children #6 Seanine McGuire Fantasy Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When her BFF betrays her, Regan runs away and discovers a door into another world. She finds herself in the Hooflands, guest of a group of all-female centaur unicorn herders. They tell her she’s going to save their world, but Regan has no idea how or what to do. At first she wants to go home … Read more

We Are Okay – book review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When Marin’s grandfather passed away and she learned some uncomfortable truths about secrets he had been hiding from her, she immediately cut ties and left her old life, friends, and relationships behind. She spent the week before her college classes officially started living in a motel room and thinking and simultaneously trying not to think about what … Read more

Different Kinds of Fruit – book review

Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) When Annabelle returns for her final year at school (6th grade) there are two surprises waiting for her. The first is a new teacher who is interested in students’ input to create their social studies curriculum for the year. The second is a new student – Bailey – who uses they/them pronouns and helps Annabelle learn more about … 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.

VIP Community Story Time with the Huntley Fire Protection District

We’d like to thank Lieutenant Kelly and her Fireman friends for the amazing Family Story Time in the Park today. We had such a fun time. We got to listen to Lt Kelly’s favorite stories, dance around with Miss Charise, and Lt Kelly’s Fireman friends brought over the firetruck for us to enjoy.

Smile Beach Murder – Read It and Rate It

Smile Beach Murder by Alicia Bessette Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book takes place on an island off of the Carolinas with a young adult named Callie. She just lost her job as a writer and has returned home with a heavy heart. As her mom died here by jumping off the lighthouse. When returning, there is another person who ends up jumping, and while it … Read more

Heartstopper #3 – Read It and Rate It

Heartstopper #3 by Alice Oseman Graphic Novel LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The evolution of the relationship between Charlie and Nick and how they navigate being part of the LGBTQ+ community. This book has great illustrations and an amazing plot! For older teens and adults.

Last Treasure – Read It and Rate It

The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson Adventure Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The story starts with a boy named Ellsworth. He and his dad live in an apartment. His mom died when he was still little. On his 13th birthday he was allowed to go meet the rest of his family. Elizabeth, his grandmother, always had given him a birthday card, but this time she said in the card … Read more

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