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.

Bitter Side of Sweet – Librarian Review

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * Stars (Great!) Amadou and his younger brother Seydou have been tricked into working on a small, remote, cacao plantation in the Ivory Coast.  They are far away from their home in Mali, which they left 2 years ago in order to find work and make money to send back home.  This “job,” however, doesn’t…


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…


Don’t Forget to be Awesome John Green Quiz

Month of November – Grades 8-12 Take this quiz for a chance to win a copy of John Green’s newest book.  Submit your answers by November 30, 2017.  One winner will be contacted the first week of December.  You can also pick up/submit a paper copy of the quiz at the library’s Information Desk. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.


Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The ending left me wondering and it wasn’t the way I hoped or thought it would.  The book though, was so good and very catching.  Very descriptive along with lots of information.  It talks about a boy whose mom had died and has to learn how to make ends meet with…


Emmy and Oliver

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Oliver and Emmy have been childhood friends until he disappears and doesn’t come back until 10 years later.  The OG (original) crew was Oliver, Emmy, Carol, and Drew.  Oliver comes back and Emmy starts developing feelings, and Carol feels left out since everyone is in a relationship except her and gets mad. …


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (series)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (series) by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Adventure Manga Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” is a manga series detailing a war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon.  In the distant future, humanity is forced to build colonies in outer space due to overpopulation.  These colonies soon revolt, wishing to become independent.  Both sides of the…


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about a 17 year old boy named Leonard Peacock.  He strongly dislikes Asher Beal and plans to kill him then himself afterwards.  Before he decides to give little gifts to everyone that made a positive impact in his life.  I didn’t like how the book didn’t have much action in…


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, October 6, 2017,…


Project Tween Art Show September 2017

When amazing art is being done, you need to showcase it…so we had an art show!  Kids were asked to bring in 1-2 items they made at Project Tween to share with library visitors.  If you are a tween and you haven’t been coming to this event, check out the photos to see what you have been missing! Project Tween is a monthly program geared for youth between 10-14 years old at…