The Great Prom giveaway! --Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., teens in 9th-12th grade are invited to the library to "shop" our prom dress collection for FREE. Choose from a selection of donated formal dresses to be prepared to dress your best at prom this year.

We are now accepting reservations for fittings for this event.

We would like to thank all that have brought us beautiful dresses for this giveaway! We are still accepting donations! Donate your gently used formal dresses, suits, and ties (no shoes) with no tears or stains to the library during open hours betwen March 1 and April 7, 2017. All items not chosen during the giveaway will be donated to St. Joseph's Renewed Treasures in Harvard.

Participants MUST register for a fitting time slot by calling the library at 815-943-4671. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Miss Mary at the library.

Teens! Join us for a Superhero Smackdown --Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Superhero Month continues at the Harvard Diggins Library! Teens in 9th-12th grade are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. for a Superhero Smackdown! We will eat pizza, play Superhero Trivia, and make a super Superhero craft. Please register.

Registration is required. This event is open to teens in 9th-12 grades. For more information or to register, contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask staff at the circulation desk.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News --Kids Chapter Book Sale --begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, the Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will present a sale on gently used kids chapter books. These books are priced to sell at $.25 each or 5 books for $1.00. The Friends have assembled a great selection of classic and current children's tales for independent readers or reading together out loud. All sales support your public library!

For more information about the book sales or how to become a 'Friend' of the Harvard Diggins Library, contact the library at 815-943-4671. We thank the Friends for all of the hard work that makes these sales happen! The proceeds from the sales directly benefit the Harvard Diggins Library. We thank you for your support!

Family Movie Matinee! --'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. for a showing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. "Fantastic Beasts" is a film version of the book, penned by "Newt Scamander" about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe.

No registration required. This is an all ages event. This film is rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence and runs for 2 hour and 13 minutes. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks! If you have any questions contact the library at 815-943-4671.

'Bean Boozled' challenge for 6th-8th graders --Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvard 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for a 'Bean Boozled' challenge on Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. Participants will sample Jelly Belly jelly beans and guess whether they are tasting coconut or spoiled milk? Strawberry Banana smoothie or Dead Fish? Yikes! or Yuck! You decide!

This event is for teens in 6th-8th grades. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

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