Our Junior Volunteer program is taking a break this summer (2021)! Due to COVID-19 concerns as well as building construction and renovation projects, we will not be able to offer volunteer opportunities this summer. We hope to be able to welcome everyone back to the library soon – including our wonderful crew of volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has helped out in the past! We are looking forward to meeting new volunteers in the … Read more
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
Looking for something to read? There are lots of ways to find a good book. You can get suggestions from other teens by checking out our teen book reviews, or find out what library staff are reading and recommending in our Librarian Reviews. The library has books in many different formats – print, audiobooks/Playaways, e-books and e-audiobooks. You can search our online catalog here. Need more suggestions? Try Novelist! You can use Novelist to search … Read more
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!
Fear by Sumbul S. My name is Fear. I am hidden like the moon on a frigid, eerie night. The deepest darkest secret inside. I bring torture upon those who turn from me. I am comprised of many unique faces and personalities. Some ugly, black and red; others bright, sunny yellows and grassy greens. I approach when least anticipated; plodding, voiceless, ever-so-carefully like a predator and its prey. Always chasing you; there is no escaping. … Read more
Gone by Sumbul S. I didn’t realize how much I care for you until you left. I deeply miss you. I took you for granted, Thinking you’d stay. We’ll meet once more someday.Happiness, like a mirror, staring back at you. It never lasts long.It was a peaceful darkness. Sitting there with my family, on the welcoming couch, Having an excellent time. A faultless summer evening. It was the phone. Its angry roar broke the delicate … Read more
Death of a Flower by Jessica C. Flower’s dust bears leaves of gray As snow begins to fall A solemn affair his death doth be Though no one hears his call He cries for the sun whose light has waned To a scant imitation of a ray When bright and warm it shall be again Oh, how he longs for this day For a day so distant, it is hard to hope When winter’s not … Read more
Blue Book by Anna G. Innocent people being hooked on the blue book, Becoming dull robots that speak in code; It comes in your sleep taking your intellect like a crook, By bribing you with a new mode. To waste your brain cells, by taking a look; At the new post and comment that just showed. It’s like you’re hooked on the book, With no time for the real me to tell you an ode. … Read more
The Huntley Library held a teen poetry contest during National Poetry Month (April) of 2012. Click below to check out the entries… Our winner was Anna G. with her poem, “Blue Book.” Congratulations, Anna!
The Huntley Area Public Library offers teens a variety of ways to share their writing with others. We periodically sponsor writing contests, and we accept ongoing submissions for our quarterly ‘zine – Teen Zine.