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!
This July, presenter, Sandy Homuth, gave area teens beauty tips and walked them through the steps of giving (and receiving) a manicure. Everyone left feeling a little more pampered (and sparkly!) than before!
On December 20, 2010, teens at the HAPL decorated mini graham cracker houses to take home for the holidays. We had some VERY creative designs and designers and a delicious time was had by all!
The Huntley Library’s Zombie Prom took place on October 29, 2010. Attendees were able to give themselves and other prom guests zombie makeovers. When everyone was properly zombified, we took prom pictures! Prom favors featured miniature disco balls and bloodied corsages (which the teens made themselves). The teens (and the Young Adult Librarian) tried to learn how to dance Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but even the slow version had them confused…
Teen Zine members and other teens met at the Huntley Area Public Library on October 30, 2009, for an evening of spooky, costumed fun! They investigated several crime scenes and solved a kidnapping mystery, watched Teen Zine’s scary movie “The Book,” took a Monster Personality quiz, and bowled with eyeballs (someone even got a strike – yuck!)! Check out these photos from the event…
On August 19, 2009, the Huntley Area Public Library threw a celebration bash for its Junior Volunteers, young people in grades 7 – 12, who helped out with the Children’s reading program and other activities over the summer. Many of these teens volunteered their time every week! Thank you, Junior Volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Shannon Townsend (aka Kenmei Rokugatsu), manga and webcomic artist taught a class on the art of anime and manga. Teens in grades 6 – 12 attended and learned the basics of how to draw in this style.