Read the 2023 Lincolns

Nominations for the 2023 Lincoln Award have been announced! Your challenge is to read as many of these books as you can between now and February 2023 for chances to win the grand prize drawing – a $50 Amazon gift card! You can also vote for your favorite. Participate online through Beanstack, or download/pick up a paper log at the library’s Information Desk. For grades 9-12.

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!

No Sit Book Club – June/July 2022

In June the No Sit Book Club met OUTSIDE went for a very LONG walk through the park that’s adjacent to the library while we talked about the books we’ve been reading (and apparently everyone was still recovering in July, so we took the month off. If you would like to join us in August, please register to attend. You can read whatever books you like and share your thoughts about them. If the weather … Read more

No Sit Book Club – May 2022

We had our inagural meeting of the No Sit Book Club OUTSIDE and walked through the park that’s adjacent to the library while we talked about the books we’ve been reading. If you would like to join us in June, please register to attend. You can read whatever books you like and share your thoughts about them (not restricted to audiobooks). If the weather refuses to cooperate, we’ll have our discussion inside in one of … Read more

No Sit Book Club – April 2022

This month (May, 2022) we are taking the No Sit Book Club OUTSIDE! We will meet up at the library’s Information Desk and then take a walk in the park that’s adjacent to the library while we talk about the books we’ve been reading. You can read whatever books you like and share your thoughts about them (not restricted to audiobooks). If the weather refuses to cooperate, we’ll have our discussion inside in one of … Read more

Volunteens

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

No Sit Book Club – March 2022

Starting in May (2022) we are taking the No Sit Book Club OUTSIDE! We will meet up at the library’s Information Desk and then take a walk in the park that’s adjacent to the library while we talk about whatever books we’ve been reading. You can read whatever books you like and share your thoughts about them (not restricted to audiobooks). If the weather refuses to cooperate, we’ll have our discussion inside in one of … 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