Reimagined Masterpieces Contest

Month of July (for grades 6 – 12) Recreate a famous artwork using props you have at home. Submit a photo of the original masterpiece + one of your recreation (pick up a submission form at the library’s Information Desk or download here). You may also submit online using the form below. We’ll share our favorites in the gallery (also below). One winner will be chosen and contacted at the end of the month, and … Read more

Volunteens

The Huntley Area Public Library is offering some virtual and some in person volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. Volunteer projects may include surveys, book reviews, crafts, collection projects, cleaning, assistance with library events, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the Volunteens application below. (Or print out an application here.)         Volunteens activities of the past:  

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:  

Vampire Gourds (October 2021)

Teens (grades 6-12) can pick up a Teen Take Home kit starting September 20, 2021, and create their own vampire gourd. Kits include a gourd, some vampire teeth, and red push pins, and will be available at the library’s Information Desk while supplies last! 1 kit per teen. If you would like to share your creations with us, you can submit photos using the form below. We’d love to see what you made and will … Read more

Tiny Art (September 2021)

Teens (grades 6-12) can pick up a Teen Take Home kit starting September 1, 2021, and create their own tiny work of art. Kits include a 3×3 canvas and easel, a selection of acrylic paints, and a paintbrush, and will be available at the library’s Information Desk while supplies last! 1 kit per teen. If you would like to share your creations with us, you can submit photos using the form below. We’d love to … Read more

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

Zentangle Springkle Bookmarks (June 2020) Gallery

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.