Alcohol Ink Dyed Scarves Gallery (January 2024)

So many beautiful scarves were created during this class. Participants experimented with different folding and rubberbanding techniques, and colorful dyes to make these unique masterpieces. Lots of fun on a very chilly afternoon! We are all looking forward to doing this again in the future.

Teen/Adult Try Its: Pour Painting Gallery (June 2023)

Teens and adults tried pour painting under the guidance of instructor and expert doodler Jen Keller (The Oodlearium). It was a messy, delicious, creative time and everyone made something unique! Take a gander at some photos from the event:

Holiday Bake-stravaganza (December 2021)

Adults and teens explored their creative baking skills with our Holiday Bake-stravaganza take home kits (December 2021). The kit included a potholder and a basic cookie dough recipe that could be dressed up multiple ways – from oatmeal raisin to a hazelnut chocolate! If you missed out on the kits, you can get a copy of the recipe here. Happy baking! Bake-stravaganza Gallery:  

Take a Hike (November 2021)

Library patrons participated in our Take a Hike program in November 2021 and shared photos of their adventures below. We distributed kits to help people plan and take enjoyable hikes. Kits included a backpack for supplies, water bottle, granola bar, safety whistle, and maps detailing area conservation sites. Want to plan your own hike? If you need some ideas you can research locations in McHenry County and Kane County. Here’s what folks had to say … Read more

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2021

Find all the items on the list, take photos of your discoveries, and share/upload them below. You can participate as an individual, family, or team! This activity is part of our Here We Grow Summer Reading Challenge (June 9 – August 7, 2021). You can join the Challenge virtually through Beanstack, or participate by picking up a paper log at the library. There are challenges and activities for children, teens, and adults. Check out what … Read more

Here We Grow Crafting! Gallery

Enjoy this gallery of projects created by adults for the online 2021 Here We Grow! Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge runs June 9 – August 7, 2021. Use the form below to submit a photo of your project for the Here We Grow! Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2021.    

Button Up and Craft

Enjoy this gallery of projects created by adults for the online 2021 Winter Reading Challenge. The Challenge runs January 1 – February 28, 2021.   Use the form below to submit a photo of your project for the Adult Button Up and Read Winter Reading Challenge 2021.    

Eye Spy Huntley (Summer 2020)

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