Junior Volunteers

April 7, 2018

The deadline for Junior Volunteer applications has passed…  Please join us next summer (2019)! 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 reading program, distributing prizes, and…

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Find a Book

February 2, 2016

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…

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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…

May 5, 2012
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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…

May 5, 2012
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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…

May 5, 2012
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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…

May 5, 2012
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Teen Poetry Contest 2012

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!

May 5, 2012
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Teen writers’ gallery

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.

February 26, 2010
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Rules of Survival

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty Good) Matthew knows that something has to be done about his mother, Nikki. She’s vicious, unpredictable, abusive, and she’s constantly putting him and his sisters, Callie and Emmy, in danger. So, when he sees Murdoch – a man he doesn’t even know yet – standing up for another kid, he comes up with a…

July 22, 2009
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