Sounds Like Summer – June 1 – July 31

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Sounds Like Summer, the Huntley Area Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge begins on June 1, 2023. The Summer Reading registration event will be filled with music, fun and more. Bookmark this page to find out more as we get closer to June and check out these great events we have lined-up to celebrate the first day of this year’s reading challenge! If you are planning on downloading and printing your own logs for the challenge, return here beginning June 1, otherwise be sure to stop in to pick up a reading log, or visit to have your online account ready when the program begins.

Summer Reading Registration Event

Thursday, June 1
Location: Front Hallway Seating Area
Register for the summer reading challenge all day. Enjoy one or all of the music programs planned to celebrate this first day of summer reading.

Kona Ice of McHenry County

Thursday, June 1 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: East Parking Lot
The library’s Friends Foundation earns 20% of all sales!

Pan Chicago Steelband

Thursday, June 1 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For all ages
Location: East Parking Lot
Drop by the east parking lot and join us to kick off summer and our reading program with some lively sounds of the Caribbean! In the case of inclement weather, we will move to the program rooms.

Rockin’ and Reading with Leonardo Music – Summer Reading Kick-Off

Thursday, June 1 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
For families
Location: Program Room 1
Bring your dancing shoes and best air guitar moves to a high energy program that inspires little rockers to become big readers.

Karaoke for All Ages – Sounds Like Summer

Thursday, June 1 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For all ages
Location: Program Rooms 1,2, & 3
Jill Cataldo will help us celebrate the first day of summer reading with a fun for all ages, summer themed karaoke sing-along. We can’t wait to hear your Sounds Like Summer singing voices. Don’t forget to register for the summer reading event!


Sounds Like Summer Adult Challenge

June 1 to July 31
For Adults (18 and up)
Participate for chances to win one of our grand prizes.

Choose either:

  • Online Reading: Sign up at
  • Paper Log: Download your paper log beginning June 1 from the library’s website or pick one up at the Information Desk.

Sounds Like Summer Teen Challenge

June 1 to July 31
For ages 12-18
Location: Information Desk/Online
This summer complete reading and/or activity playlists for chances to win prizes! Registration begins June 1 in person or online at

Sounds Like Summer Children’s Challenge

June 1 to July 31
For ages Birth-12
Location: Youth Desk/Online
It’s summer, so it’s time for a reading challenge! Enjoy the sounds of summer in books and other activities for fun and prizes! Registration begins June 1 in person or online at

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The library will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023 for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m.
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