We celebrated the library’s Junior Volunteers on August 9, 2012 with a party generously sponsored by the library’s Friends Foundation. Thanks to all of our summer teen helpers – we couldn’t do it without you!
The newest (and final, according to our sources) Maximum Ride book is out! We celebrated with a Maximum Ride event that tested our “bird kid” attendees’ physical and mental skills. After a brief warmup, our flock honed their dexterity, reflexes, and hand-to-eye coordination. We also had a chocolate chip cookie tasting, played a life-sized game of Flock vs Erasers, put together book cover puzzles, and made feather hair extensions. Whew! I’m exhausted. Congratulations to Harini, … Read more
Batman fans this July competed in a number of physical and mental challenges to hone their bat-skills. We indulged in some tasty bat-snax and were pleased that our Batman beacons turned out so well!
Rebecca Huston, henna and tattoo artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), returned to the Huntley Library in July 2012 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!
On June 26, 2012, Teens created their own dream journals at the library’s Teen Tuesday: Big Dreams event.
On June 19, 2012, for Teen Tuesdays, area teens created fashionable, unique, and handy (also possibly indestructible) duct tape wallets. Check out some of their creations.
Teens celebrated National Poetry Month (April) with magnetic wordplay. Here are some poems we created and found on our Magnetic Poetry display @the library.
Fear by Sumbul S. My name is Fear. I am hidden like the moon on a frigid, eerie night. The deepest darkest secret inside. I bring torture upon those who turn from me. I am comprised of many unique faces and personalities. Some ugly, black and red; others bright, sunny yellows and grassy greens. I approach when least anticipated; plodding, voiceless, ever-so-carefully like a predator and its prey. Always chasing you; there is no escaping. … Read more
Gone by Sumbul S. I didn’t realize how much I care for you until you left. I deeply miss you. I took you for granted, Thinking you’d stay. We’ll meet once more someday.Happiness, like a mirror, staring back at you. It never lasts long.It was a peaceful darkness. Sitting there with my family, on the welcoming couch, Having an excellent time. A faultless summer evening. It was the phone. Its angry roar broke the delicate … Read more
Death of a Flower by Jessica C. Flower’s dust bears leaves of gray As snow begins to fall A solemn affair his death doth be Though no one hears his call He cries for the sun whose light has waned To a scant imitation of a ray When bright and warm it shall be again Oh, how he longs for this day For a day so distant, it is hard to hope When winter’s not … Read more