Our teen volunteers planned and presented a fish-themed storytime on December 27, 2012. They shared stories, activities, and a fishbowl craft with some young patrons. A good time was had by all. Thanks, Volunteens!
We celebrated the library’s Junior Volunteers on August 9, 2012 with a party generously sponsored by the library’s Friends Foundation. Thanks to all of our summer teen helpers – we couldn’t do it without you!
The newest (and final, according to our sources) Maximum Ride book is out! We celebrated with a Maximum Ride event that tested our “bird kid” attendees’ physical and mental skills. After a brief warmup, our flock honed their dexterity, reflexes, and hand-to-eye coordination. We also had a chocolate chip cookie tasting, played a life-sized game of Flock vs Erasers, put together book cover puzzles, and made feather hair extensions. Whew! I’m exhausted. Congratulations to Harini, … Read more
Batman fans this July competed in a number of physical and mental challenges to hone their bat-skills. We indulged in some tasty bat-snax and were pleased that our Batman beacons turned out so well!
Rebecca Huston, henna and tattoo artist from Heathen Ink (Summit, IL), returned to the Huntley Library in July 2012 to share the history of henna body art with area teens. All participants went home with a temporary henna tattoo (lasting around 2 – 4 weeks), and information about how to create henna art of their own!
On June 26, 2012, Teens created their own dream journals at the library’s Teen Tuesday: Big Dreams event.
On June 19, 2012, for Teen Tuesdays, area teens created fashionable, unique, and handy (also possibly indestructible) duct tape wallets. Check out some of their creations.
To celebrate the release of Rick Riordan’s new book, “Son of Neptune,” the Huntley Area Public Library invited fans of the series to participate in an Olympics event – Camp Half-Blood style! In addition to trivia contests, toga relays, and a scavenger hunt, the kids got to slay Medusa (a bunch of times). If Huntley is ever invaded by Gorgons, we can feel comfortable knowing our fate is in the hands of these young heroes!
Kids in grades 4-8 got together at the Huntley Area Public Library to create their own journals, diaries, and sketchbooks on November 3, 2011. Using a variety of materials, they made some really amazing creations (paint and duct tape were particularly popular). Once paint and glue dried, there was even time for some of them to get started writing and drawing!
The library’s Junior Volunteers had their end of summer celebration at the library on August 1, 2011. The library’s Friends Foundation generously sponsored this big thank-you party for our teen helpers who volunteered their time over the summer. Thanks to everyone! We’re so happy to have had your help!