NOTICE: Library Hours --Closed Friday, September 20, 2019 for staff training

Please note that the library will be CLOSED on Friday, September 20 for off-site Staff Training. Regular hours resume on Saturday, September 21.

The staff of the Harvard Diggins Library thanks all of our patrons for supporting our staff as we learn more about the services that are offered through our recent migration to the PrairieCat consortium.

Rock River Valley Blood Center Blood Drive --at Harvard Diggins Library on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Giving blood saves lives! The Rock River Valley Blood Center will be conducting a mobile blood drive at the Harvard Diggins Library on Thursday, September 19 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until 6:00 p.m.

Make an appointment by calling (815)-965-8751. Walk-ins are also welcome. Please bring a photo I.D. and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Ages 17 and up or 16 with parent consent.

Native Plant Gardens Pollinator-Friendly Winter Prep --presentation by The Land Conservancy on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. as The Land Conservancy of McHenry County returns to the library to teach us some simple techniques for preparing your native plant garden for winter while still supporting pollinators and birds throughout the upcoming snowy season. We will also learn more about the Conservation@Home program!

Open ONLY to adults age 16 and over. Registration is required as seats and supplies are limited. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up.

Pre-School Storytime! --continues Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Kids ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Anna and Mrs. Karen each Tuesday for stories, songs, and a craft based on a weekly theme. This Fall edition of pre-school story time continues on Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m.

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, September 24, 2019 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. this fall. Our next session is Tuesday, September 24 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.

Bluestem Readers for Homeschooled students --Book Club continues Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeschooled students in grades 3-5 are welcome to join us every Wednesday as we read books from the 2020 Bluestem Reader's Choice list. Discussions will include activities to enhance the stories. Our next session is on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting --Wednesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvard teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 25 at 3:30 p.m. for TAG! Come and join us to give your input on what you would like to see for teen programs and books this school year --and, of course, have some snacks!

Registration is required. TAG meets monthly at the Harvard Diggins Library on the last Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. What is TAG? A place to talk about what you want in books, movies, and programs in YOUR library! Meet new friends, eat snacks, and provide your input! TAG is open to teens in grades 6 - 12. To sign up for TAG or if you have any questions, ask at the circulation desk or contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Attention Harvard Diggins Library cardholders! Welcome to PrairieCat!

Harvard Diggins Library is now a member of the PrairieCat consortium! What does that mean? It means that we now offer a brand new software package for our catalog as well as direct access to 130 libraries in Northern Illinois. To take a look at your new catalog, click here!

As with any big change, a few hiccups here and there will occur. We thank you for your patience as we complete this transition. Please feel free to ask staff any questions about this exciting new change or if you have any questions about your account. We would like to thank all of the PrairieCat staff for their months long work on this project and look forward to working with them!

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