This is a gallery of photos submitted by teens working towards earning badges for the 2021-2022 Winter Challenge. Check out their photos below!
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:
Teens (grades 6-12) created Snow Pot People using our take home kits this December (2021). If you missed out on the kits, you can get a copy of the instructions here and use your own supplies. Happy crafting! Snow Pot People Gallery:
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and celebrated Dinovember 2021 with us! Please enjoy the dinosaur antics below. What IS Dinovember? Check out this family’s blog for inspiration! Dinovember Gallery:
Library patrons participated in our Take a Hike program in November 2021 and shared photos of their adventures below. We distributed kits to help people plan and take enjoyable hikes. Kits included a backpack for supplies, water bottle, granola bar, safety whistle, and maps detailing area conservation sites. Want to plan your own hike? If you need some ideas you can research locations in McHenry County and Kane County. Here’s what folks had to say … Read more
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
This is a gallery of ramen noodle recipes and photos shared by teens participating in our take-home Dress Up Your Ramen activity. They created new ramen dishes using ingredients from their own kitchens in addition to the package of ramen noodles (and suggestions) provided by the library. Try out some of their ideas to give your ramen noodles a new life! Ramen Recipes: Ramen Carbonara Ingredients: 1 pkg ramen noodles, 1 egg, 2 slices of … Read more
Find all the items on the list, take photos of your discoveries, and share/upload them below. You can participate as an individual, family, or team! This activity is part of our Here We Grow Summer Reading Challenge (June 9 – August 7, 2021). You can join the Challenge virtually through Beanstack, or participate by picking up a paper log at the library. There are challenges and activities for children, teens, and adults. Check out what … Read more
Items we found during our Winter Scavenger Hunt of 2021 This activity was part of our Button Up and Read Winter Reading Challenge (January 1 – February 28, 2021).
Here is our gallery of projects created by teens for the 2021 Winter Reading Challenge. Use the form below to submit a photo of your project for the Teen Button Up and Read Winter Reading Challenge 2021.