Teen Hideout Blog


Drop in and join The Fray! This club is for both novices and experienced needle-workers. Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or work another needle craft, come to learn and share. Bring your own supplies and projects. For ages 10 and up.

Meets the last Tuesday of each month, 6-8pm.

Teen Read Week 2017 – All Month!

Month of October – for grades 6-12 Share quotes from your favorite books.  We’ll display them in the library’s Young Adult area so others can check out your suggestions – be sure to choose something that will entice them!  For each quote shared, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Barnes & Noble gift card.  One winner will be drawn and contacted at the end of the month.  Fill…


Chocolate Is My Superpower June 2017 Gallery

Teens created delicious treats with the talented staff at Morkes Chocolates in Huntley.  Popcorn balls, push-up cake pops, and chocolate dipped strawberries were all declared delicious!  We offered 2 classes this summer in conjunction with Morkes.


Ms Marvel comics

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are…


Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Starr Carter (16, black) lives in the neighborhood and works at her father’s store, but attends a mostly white school.  She feels like she is two different people in each of these worlds and that she doesn’t quite fit in anywhere.  When her friend, Kenya (sister of her half-brother Seven), invites her to a…


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF Written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare Art by Natacha Bustos Comics/Graphic Novel Science Fiction Superhero * * * * Stars (Great!) 9-year-old Lunella (Moon Girl) is frantically searching for the Omni-Wave Projector so that she can use it to reverse engineer a cure for humans who have been affected by the Terrigen cloud (those who have inhuman genes that change when…


Norse Gods Know-It-All Quiz

Test your knowledge of Norse mythology and you could win a copy of the newest book in Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series – “Ship of the Dead!”  Match the descriptions below with the names that go with them and submit your completed quiz by September 30, 2017.  One winner will be selected and contacted after October 3.  For grades 6-12. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.


Lady Midnight

Lady Midnight Dark Artifices #1 by Cassandra Clare Adventure Fantasy Mystery Romance Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It is in the world of Shadowhunters and it is very well written.  You can never predict what is going to happen and that is what makes Cassandra Clare one of my favorite authors.  It follows a girl named Emma and her parabati – her sworn…



The Selection Selection #1 by Kiera Cass Dystopian Fantasy Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Selection” was about a young prince who wanted to find love.  There were a lot of challenges with the person he wanted.  America didn’t want to find love, but she fell in love with Maxon.  I loved the book because it showed how difficult royal life could be….



The Amateurs by Sara Shepard Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book is about a girl named Helan.  She disappeared last summer and her sister Areia and four friends have a meet up and decide to stay longe rto find who the killer was and trust me this is a page turner and the ending is amazing!  🙂


Teen Zine

Teen Zine is the Huntley Area Public Library’s writers’ club for grades 6 – 12. Teen Zine is also the name of our group’s quarterly publication. If you like writing, photography, art, graphic design, and/or publishing, we would love your creative input! Take me to the current issue! Meetings: Teen Zine meets monthly in the library’s program room.  No need to register, just drop in.  Upcoming dates: Friday, September 22,…