Knitting Basics (March 2023) Gallery

Teens learned to knit this month in a series of 3 classes covering some knitting basics: yarn and needle selection, casting on, knit stitch, adding rows, binding off. We didn’t *quite* meet our goal of completing a scarf, but participants made some good progress on their projects! Our knitting instructors included library staff and a volunteer from The Fray (the library’s adult stitchery club). Photos from one of our classes below:

K-Pop Dance Party (March 2023) Gallery

Teens (and some brave adults) learned some choreography to BTS’s “Dynamite,” this March (2023) from Melanie Andersen, dance instructor (Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Elgin). Everyone picked it up really quickly and challenged themselves at the end of class to speed things up – double time – with some hilarious results. Check out some photos from the event below!

Chilling Tales Contest

Please enjoy the entries we received for our Chilling Tales Contest (January 2023)!  The challenge was open to teens (grades 6-12), who had to write a horrifying tale in just TWO sentences. Which one is your favorite? Example: I awoke to a susurration emanating from the closet, ghastly whispers behind the mirrored doors. Cautiously, I sat up in my bed, covers pulled up close to my chest, focusing my limited vision on my blurry image, … Read more

K-Pop Dance Party (November 2022)

Dance instructor, Melanie Andersen (from Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Elgin) led us through some choreography to the chorus of Nayeon’s “POP!” this November, and our teen participants were up to the challenge! (Their YA Librarian counterpart will probably be practicing at 75% for the foreseeable future.) It was a fun class and we all got a good workout. Check out some photos below. We hope to do this again soon!


The Huntley Area Public Library is offering some in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Volunteens application below. (Or print out an application here.) After your application is reviewed, you will receive more information about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest! NOTE: We have limited in-person volunteer opportunities. In-person volunteer projects may include surveys, book reviews, crafts, collection projects, cleaning, assistance … Read more

Library Limericks Contest

Teens (grades 6-12) had an opportunity to write a library-themed limerick for National Library Week. Library staff chose their favorite limerick from submissions received and our winner is… Andrew H.! Congratulations! What’s a limerick, anyway? A limerick is a 5-line rhyming poem – usually humorous – following these guidelines: Line 1: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in lines 2 & 5) Line 2: 7-10 syllables (last word rhymes with last words in … Read more

March Madness Women’s History

Learn about women who have made (or are making) history, and vote for the Most Influential Woman this March. Schedule: Nominate an influential woman – Nominations are now closed! March 6 – 12: 1st Round of voting – The votes are in! These women will advance to Round 2: Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Serena Williams, and Jane Goodall. March 13 – 19: 2nd Round of voting … Read more