Junior Volunteers

The deadline for applications for our 2019 Junior Volunteer program has passed. Please consider joining us next summer (2020)! About our Junior Volunteer program: Every summer, the Huntley Area Public Library depends on its crew of Junior Volunteers to help run the children’s summer reading program. JVs typically volunteer at the summer reading desk for a couple of hours every week while summer reading is going on. They help out by registering kids for the … Read more

Lexiles

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

Find a Book

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

Fear – by Sumbul S.

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.

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.

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.

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