Journals for Wimps and Dorks – November 2011

Kids in grades 4-8 got together at the Huntley Area Public Library to create their own journals, diaries, and sketchbooks on November 3, 2011. Using a variety of materials, they made some really amazing creations (paint and duct tape were particularly popular). Once paint and glue dried, there was even time for some of them to get started writing and drawing!

Zombie Haiku 2011

We asked teens to submit their original zombie haiku as a Books R Brain Candy Summer Reading Club activity. Check out the submissions we received below: Zombie Haiku by Tori F. I run fast – screaming Wishing they would stop chasing me Let me live in peaceZombie Haiku by Anonymous They are slow, creepy, Creatures who wake up at night. They really scare you.Zombie Haiku by Anonymous Zombies munching brains even though they are not … Read more

Henna Body Art 2010

Rebecca Huston, henna artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), returned to the Huntley Library in June of 2010 to share the history of henna body art with area teens. All participants went home with a temporary henna tattoo (lasting around 2 – 4 weeks), and information about how to create henna art of their own. Some of the teens even designed and applied their own tattoos!

Zombie Prom – October 2010

The Huntley Library’s Zombie Prom took place on October 29, 2010. Attendees were able to give themselves and other prom guests zombie makeovers. When everyone was properly zombified, we took prom pictures! Prom favors featured miniature disco balls and bloodied corsages (which the teens made themselves). The teens (and the Young Adult Librarian) tried to learn how to dance Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but even the slow version had them confused and out of breath. Teens … Read more

Henna Body Art – June 2010

Rebecca Huston, henna artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), returned to the Huntley Library in June of 2010 to share the history of henna body art with area teens. All participants went home with a temporary henna tattoo (lasting around 2 – 4 weeks), and information about how to create henna art of their own. Some of the teens even designed and applied their own tattoos!

Haiku Book Reviews 2010

April was National Poetry month! We asked teens in grades 6 – 12 to get in touch with their inner poet and write a book review in the form of a haiku (5 syllables – 7 syllables – 5 syllables) for a chance to win a prize! They were able to review fiction, non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, manga, and audiobooks. Our prize winner was Sumbul S.! You can see the winning entry and other entries … Read more

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