Teen Hideout Blog

Welcome to #bookchat, the library’s online book club for readers 16 and up! In January we are reading "The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules," by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg.


You can find the group and discussion here. Create your own Goodreads account to join us. We look forward to reading with you!


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.

Flash: Flashpoint

Flash: Flashpoint by Geoff Johns Adventure Comics Graphic Novel Mystery Science Fiction Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Flashpoint” is the story of Barry Allen (the Flash) waking up in a totally different world than the one he had known.  With Aquaman and Wonder Woman clashing, and Batman being an entirely different person, Barry sets out to find how this happened, and how he can return…


Peter Pan

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Peter Pan” is the time old tale about a boy who will never grow up.  It is an astonishing adventure about the three Darling children and how they are whisked away from their comfortable home in England to the land of imagination called Neverland.  This story is very interesting and has an attractive subtext that…



The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tintin is a wonderful story of a boy and his pet dog, Snowy.  Together they solve some of the most puzzling mysteries known to man.  Tintin has some of the most interesting supporting characters such as Captain Haddock, Thompson & Thomson, and the quirky professor Calculus.  Any mystery…


Batman: Hush

Batman: Hush by Scott Snyder Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Hush” is a great Batman story that actually has a wonderful mystery developing throughout the story.  Hush is a villain that seemingly knows Batman’s every move, and knows where to hit him in all the right places.  Bruce Wayne soon learns that the secrets of his past will soon catch…


Batman: The Court of Owls

Batman: The Court of Owls Scott Snyder Comics Graphic Novel Superheroes Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The Court of Owls” is one of the most famous Batman storylines about a mythical group of an underground government called the Court of Owls that watches Gotham’s every move.  Bruce Wayne’s father used to tell him that story when he was a child, but he soon realizes that the…


Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes series Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “A Study in Scarlett” is where the Sherlock Holmes stories all started.  It is quite enjoyable witnessing the first interactions between Dr. Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221 B. Baker Street.  This story is definitely one of the most treasured of the Sherlock Holmes canon.  And a must-read…


Project Tween Tiny Tin Robots February 2017 Gallery

Enjoy pictures of Project Tween Tiny Tin Robots as tweens created robots from tins and assorted materials. Project Tween is a monthly program geared for youth between 10-14 years old at the Huntley Area Public Library. For more details, dates and times for upcoming Project Tween programs, please check the Huntley Area Public Library’s official website, the print or online copy of the library’s newsletter The Whole Story.


Children of the Mind

Children of the Mind Ender’s Saga #4 by Orson Scott Card Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Children of the Mind continues Ender’s journey and that of the people on Path.  I enjoyed the book immensely because it shows psychologically how a defenseless planet stopped a deadly invasion.


Critter Club: Ellie the Flower Girl

Ellie the Flower Girl The Critter Club #14 by Callie Barkley Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ellie has always dreamed of being a flower girl.  Well, her dream does come true.  Her cousin Haily asks her to be a flower girl for her wedding.  The Critter Club gets a surprising visit from a little French bulldog.  Ellie tries hard to find it a home, but…