No Sit Book Club – September 2021

It’s suddenly October! I have mixed feelings. I miss the long days of summer – it’s getting harder to find daylight hours to do things outside, whether that’s bike rides or kayaking or gardening or whatever. The sun either isn’t up when I am, or it’s going to bed. There’s still so much I want to do while the weather is nice. But I am also looking forward to FALL STUFF. Like apple orchards (and … Read more

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

No Sit Book Club – August 2021

I started the month of August off by breaking my left pinky toe – you wouldn’t think something that small would hurt so much! The doctor put me in a boot and my activity was limited for a couple of weeks, so I actually read more print books than listened to audiobooks this month. Here are a couple, though, that I did enjoy: Laziness Does Not Exist, by Devon Price – This book by Dr. … Read more

No Sit Book Club – July 2021

July has flown by, and for me it’s been filled with audiobooks. I’ve been listening to books in the car, and while I’m working in the garden and around the house. Since it’s been so dry, I’ve been watering my plants pretty regularly and listening to books makes that chore a bit more interesting. Here are some books I listened to this month (click on the titles/links for a more in-depth synopsis/review): Wild Bird, by … Read more

Tissue Paper Postcards (August 2021)

Teens (grades 6-12) can pick up a Teen Take Home kit starting August 1, 2021, and learn how to make these watercolor wax-resist postcards using a few simple materials (tissue paper, watercolor postcards, crayon, and water). Kits 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, or bring them by the … Read more

Dress Up Your Ramen (July 2021)

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

No Sit Book Club – June 2021

Hello audiobook-listening friends! I hope you’re having a great summer. I decided to focus on some gardening projects this month, so I’ve been listening to audiobooks while I’m weeding, planting, and doing yardwork. Time really flies by when you have a good reader, a good story, and endless work to do. I stayed out one night until I couldn’t see what I was doing anymore. πŸ™‚ I also spend a fair amount of time driving … Read more

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2021

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

Teen Zine

Teen Zine is the Huntley Area Public Library’s writers’ group for grades 6 – 12. Teen Zine is also the name of our quarterly publication. If you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing, we would love your creative input! Take me to the current issue! Meetings: Currently meeting via Zoom – visit the library’s events calendar to register for meetings. Submissions accepted below. Submissions: You don’t have to be a member of the … Read more