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
The Huntley Area Public Library offers teens a variety of ways to share their writing with others. We periodically sponsor writing contests, and we accept ongoing submissions for our quarterly ‘zine – Teen Zine.
Teen Artist Galleries Check out the submissions the library has received for our teen art contests!
Teen Zine members and other teens met at the Huntley Area Public Library on October 30, 2009, for an evening of spooky, costumed fun! They investigated several crime scenes and solved a kidnapping mystery, watched Teen Zine’s scary movie “The Book,” took a Monster Personality quiz, and bowled with eyeballs (someone even got a strike – yuck!)! Check out these photos from the event…
Anime and manga enthusiasts were encouraged to submit their best work for the library’s art contest during the month of August, 2009. We received some really great entries from area teens, and it was really difficult to choose a winner! Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to Cara, who was our winner! You’re all very talented, and we hope you continue drawing and creating!
On August 19, 2009, the Huntley Area Public Library threw a celebration bash for its Junior Volunteers, young people in grades 7 – 12, who helped out with the Children’s reading program and other activities over the summer. Many of these teens volunteered their time every week! Thank you, Junior Volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Shannon Townsend (aka Kenmei Rokugatsu), manga and webcomic artist taught a class on the art of anime and manga. Teens in grades 6 – 12 attended and learned the basics of how to draw in this style.
Rebecca Huston, henna artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), visited the Huntley Library in June of 2009 to share the history of henna body art with area kids, teens, and adults. 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!
The Huntley Area Public Library hosts lots of events for teens. Check out some of our photo galleries to see what we've done, and please, share your ideas for possible events of the future!