Read to Feed Winter Reading Challenge 2018 update --Minutes reporting has begun!

Registration is OPEN for Read to Feed, Harvard Diggins Library's Winter Reading Club and minutes reporting has begun! We are now accepting calls and e-mails for total minutes read during the first week of the challenge. Food for Fines will begin January 22. If you have library fines, we will accept 1 can for each dollar of fines up to $25.00. Pay down those fines and help those in need in our community!

Thank you for reading with us! Registration for our annual winter reading challenge is still open. How does it work? Readers of all ages are invited to record their reading minutes to help us reach our cumulative goal. Report your minutes to the library, and if we reach our goal by February 21, 2018, local businesses will give money towards the Harvard Food Pantry! Stop by the library to sign up and pick up your reading log today! Reading begins January 1, 2018.

For more information on the Read to Feed winter reading challenge contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask at the circulation desk.

Pre-School Storytime continues! --Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for Pre-School Storytime on Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. Each week will feature a theme with stories and activities.

Pre-school story time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Superhero Perler beads! --for 6th-12th graders Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Harvard 6th-12th graders are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. to make a Superhero Perler bead craft while watching a Superhero movie!

Registration is required. Open only to students in 6th - 12th grades. Call 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Headstone Ceramic Photograph Memorials --program by Laurel Mellien on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. as we welcome Laurel Mellien of Headstones and History to the Harvard Diggins Library, once again! We have enjoyed Laurel's previous presentations on the ghostly presence in McHenry County cemeteries and this time she will present the history of the photographic memorials placed on headstones and the significance of their use by varying religious groups and nationalities.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Registration IS required, as seats fill up fast! Please register by calling the library at 815-943-4671.

**New** Rockin' Readers Storytime for Homeschoolers (K-3) --continues Monday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeschooled students in Kindergarten throught 3rd grade are welcome to join us as we continue our exploration of Monarch Award winning books on Monday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. Participants in this 8-week program will read all 20 of the titles on the 2018 Illinois Monarch Award list and participate in activities to enhance their reading. At the conclusion of the program, young readers will vote on their favorite book as part of the award program. The Monarch Award is an annual program sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association.

Registration is required. For more information, contact Mrs. Karen at the library or by phone at 815-943-4671.

Monday Movie Night --'Rebel in the Rye' --Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Free movie night on the library's big screen! On Monday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. we will be showing Rebel in the Rye (2017). This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill, his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, and Sarah Paulson.

Free and open to the public, no registration required! This film is Rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 46 minutes. Doors open at 5:45 for seating. Participants are welcome to bring their own dinner or snacks to the movie. If you have any questions, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Licensing for this film is provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News --Support the Library while you shop, with Amazon Smile :)

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library is now part of Amazon Smile! Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, you can opt to support our Friends group and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Friends who raise money for your library. It’s a great way to give back to your public library! Support your library by choosing “Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library” as your selected charity before checkout.

If you have any questions, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Try out our new app! --Download now to have library services at your fingertips!

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Northern Illinois Cooperative App! Search the catalog, check your account, request an item, download an e-book, even pay a fine --all from the Northern Illinois Cooperative Mobile App!

To download, visit the Google Play store or the iOS App Store and search for "NIC Libraries". If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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