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

Here We Grow! Activities Gallery

This is a gallery of photos submitted by teens working towards earning badges for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Check out their marshmallow catapults, Pringles rings, Rube Goldberg machines, craft stick bridges, marble roller coasters, cardboard geodesic domes, Minecraft gardens/libraries, house plants, gardens, art, and much, much more! Not signed up yet? You can participate in the Challenge via Beanstack, or pick up a paper log at the library. The Challenge runs June 9 – … 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. 🙂 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

ISAC Can Help!

Get your questions about college and financial aid answered by our district ISAC (Illinois Student Assistant Commission) representative, Daina Sauls. The Huntley library partners with ISAC every year for events/presentations on various topics relating to post-secondary education options. If you have questions, you can reach Daina directly through her contact information below. She is an excellent resource for college planning, scholarships searching, FAFSA assistance, and more.  

No Sit Book Club (grades 6-12)

Pick your favorite activity and read while you do it – walk, run, exercise, help out around the house or in the garden while you listen to books. You can listen to whatever books you like. If you need suggestions, fill out our Teen BookMatch form, and you’ll receive personalized recommendations. We’ll meet once a month via Zoom to share what we’ve been reading and what we’ve been doing. If you can’t make the meetings, … Read more