Genre Quest

Will you accept the Quest?

Genre Quest is the newest ongoing reading program at the Huntley Area Public Library! The primary goal of Genre Quest is to introduce students to different genres and reading formats and to inspire them to explore the vast world of children’s literature.

The program is simple and asks students to read two books from eight genres: Award Winners, Audiobooks, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Book-in-Verse, and Humor. Readers may choose to do the program in any order they would like and are not restricted to linear completion. Any books read together in the classroom or are assigned that fall within the appropriate genre may be counted towards completion. Students may read books in any format like graphic novel or audiobook, again, so long as books fall within the provided genre and comprise of 16 unique books. There is a book log on the back so students may track their progress by writing in the title of the book.

Every genre completed earns a sticker that students and completing the log earns a prize!

Once Genre Quest part one is complete, there is a Genre Quest part two for those interested! It is the same program with different genres and a different out of this world theme. We hope to continue to rejuvenate and improve the program offering new genres and new logs as we go!

What are Genres?

A genre is term used to describe the type, category, or form of a book. Some popular examples of genre are fantasy, science fiction (sci-fi), and historical fiction. These refer to the content of the book like if it has magic or space ships, or takes place in history. Other genres may include graphic novels, audiobooks, and poetry or books in verse. These genres refer to the format or type of book.

Genre Explanations and Book Recommendations for Part 1

Award Winner – For this genre, the goal is to read an award winning book or a book nominated for an award. There are lots of different awards books can win! Some include the Bluestem Award, Caudill Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Stonewall Book Award, Asian and Pacific American Librarian Award, and the American Indian Literature Award. – Audiobooks are books read aloud or performed. There are lots of different styles of audiobooks available including Playaways, read-along books, CDs, and eAudiobooks. Audiobooks may be narrated by one person or by a full cast!

Fantasy – One of the most popular

Realistic Fiction

Historical Fiction



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CLOSING NOTICE: The Huntley Area Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The exterior book drop will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. The library will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.