Little Bookworms is a new library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books (or more) with their young children before Kindergarten.
Hey Huntley Area, we know you are missing story time at the library, and we miss you too. But, thanks to Scholastic & Miss Michelle, we are happy to present online story times for you.
The lists below are set up to search the library’s online catalog by Lexile range. These lists search ALL of the libraries in our consortium. If you would like to see ONLY materials owned by the Huntley Area Public Library, click on “MORE SEARCH OPTIONS” (located under your original search query) and select “Huntley Area Public Library” from the list of libraries. You can also narrow your search to teen materials by checking the “Teen” … Read more
Enjoy stories, songs & more with Miss Jodi. After Story Time, children will complete a craft. For ages 2-6. Registration required.
Stories and songs with Miss Nora! The last 10 minutes of BabyPalooza are reserved for social playtime. For ages birth-23 months. Registration required. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to access library meetings, services, programs, or activities can contact a member of the library staff by telephone at 847-669-5386 or in writing five working days prior to the event.
Children are encouraged to practice reading with a volunteer at one of three 20 min. sessions (4:30, 4:50 & 5:10 p.m.) After four sessions, the child may choose a free book and small prize from the Friends Foundation. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to access library meetings, services, programs, or activities can contact a member of the library staff by telephone at … Read more
Pick-up a book to read from a Library Lounge at a local business the next time you are waiting for an appointment around town. You can read the book while you’re waiting and even take it home to finish it. Library Lounges can be found at: • Castle Bank • Coyote Auto Center • DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home • Harris Bank (at Algonquin Rd. and Rt. 47) • Huntley Collision Center • Huntley Dental … Read more
Robin Where Are You? by Harriet Ziefert illustrations by Noah Woods Picture Book In this picture book, a birdwatcher grandpa and his beginning birdwatcher granddaughter go birding together. Grandpa explains how to use binoculars to spot birds and helps his granddaughter find and identify the different species they encounter. Cleverly constructed foldouts allow readers to peer into trees, bushes, and brushy areas and discover the birds as the characters do. Descriptions of the birds, their … Read more
Starlight Goes to Town by Harry Allard illustrations by George Booth Picture Book * * * * Stars (Great!) Starlight the chicken has always dreamed of being a high fashion model in Milan, Italy, but she’s stuck in rural Tennessee. After numerous complaints she is visited by her chicken fairy godmother who tells her how to get what she wants – all she needs to do is wish hard and lay an egg. Starlight hatches … Read more
The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond Picture book * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This picture book bounces along with delightful rhythm as more and more townspeople join in an impromptu parade. The story invites reading aloud. Reviewed by dluetscher