Mary Poppins Returns reading challenge --reading continues through December 15, 2018.


Registration is now OPEN for the new Mary Poppins Returns reading challenge. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can sign up to read 400 minutes between now and December 15 to earn a free ticket to a private showing of the new Mary Poppins Returns movie at Woodstock Classic Cinemas on December 29.

Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up or for more information contact Mrs. Karen. ☂️

Journey through Dementia --presentation on Alzheimer's and Dementia on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


Please join us on Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation and discussion on Alzheimer's and dementia. Learn the differences between these two illnesses and find out how to make meaningful connections with those who suffer from them. Presented by Mary Helen Ekstam of JourneyCare.

Free and open to the public. Please register for a seat at this event by calling the library at 815-943-4671.

Pre-School Storytime! --Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11 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!

Game On! --video gaming for teens continues Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Harvard teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play video games on our Nintendo Switch every Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. Our next session is Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. Call to reserve a time slot!

Open ONLY to teens in the 6th - 12th grades. Registration is required. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up for a time slot.

Computer Basics : hands on instruction in Microsoft PowerPoint --Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Our computer basics series continues this week with hands-on instruction on using Microsoft PowerPoint on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PowerPoint is a widely used software program used for creating anything from basic slide shows to complex presentations.

**Advance registration is REQUIRED as class sizes are limited to 5 participants. You can register at the circulation desk or call us at 815-943-4671**

Funding for these introductory computer classes is made possible by a grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation.

Half-Day Hang-Out for teens...in the TEENspace! --Wednesday, December 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Teens in 6th -12th grades are welcome to join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m. for a half-day hang-out in the new TEENspace! School is out early today so come on over to the library to check out the new space, play some games, and have a yummy snack.

Open to teens in 6th-12th grades. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or would like to register.

Crafternoons for kids! --'Craft-Stick Christmas Tree' on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 1:30-5:00 p.m.

This Fall, the Harvard Diggins Library is offering "crafternoons" on District 50 early release days for kids ages 3 (parental assistance may be required) through 5th grade. All supplies are provided. Drop in anytime during each session but please register in advance so staff can make sure there are enough supplies for all crafters.

Our next "crafternoon" is Wednesday, December 12 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. This month’s craft is a holiday Craft-Stick Christmas Tree!

Crafternoons are for kids ages 3 through 5th grade. Younger children may require parental assistance. Registration is required. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call 815-943-4671 to reserve your space.

"Trivia Night is back!" --event for adults at the Stanchion Pub on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Trivia Night is back! Join us for the library's next trivia night at the Stanchion Pub in the Starline Factory building on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. to compete in general trivia rounds in teams of 2-4 people. Everyone on the winning team will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Stanchion Pub. Cash bar and special appetizer buffet ($10/person) is available and open throughout the event.

Free and open to the public. Ages 21+ only. Registration is required with the names of all team members. The Stanchion Pub is located at 209 W. Front Street in Harvard. Please contact the library at 815-943-4671 to register or if you have any questions.

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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