K-Pop Dance Party (November 2022)

Dance instructor, Melanie Andersen (from Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Elgin) led us through some choreography to the chorus of Nayeon’s “POP!” this November, and our teen participants were up to the challenge! (Their YA Librarian counterpart will probably be practicing at 75% for the foreseeable future.) It was a fun class and we all got a good workout. Check out some photos below. We hope to do this again soon!

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.

Volunteens

The Huntley Area Public Library is offering some in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Volunteens application below. (Or print out an application here.) After your application is reviewed, you will receive more information about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest! NOTE: We have limited in-person volunteer opportunities. In-person volunteer projects may include surveys, book reviews, crafts, collection projects, cleaning, assistance … Read more

Library Limericks Contest

Teens (grades 6-12) had an opportunity to write a library-themed limerick for National Library Week. Library staff chose their favorite limerick from submissions received and our winner is… Andrew H.! Congratulations! What’s a limerick, anyway? A limerick is a 5-line rhyming poem – usually humorous – following these guidelines: Line 1: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in lines 2 & 5) Line 2: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in … Read more

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