NOTICE: Library Hours

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Normal hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

Ralph Covert Concert for Kids July 24

Award-winning musician and song-writer Ralph Covert brings his 2015 Library Tour to Harvard Diggins Library on Friday, July 24 at 1:30 pm. Ralph's World Rocks and Reads will offer a rockin', stompin', hour of live music and jokes with a little kid-friendly mayhem thrown in too! Ralph will perform songs from his new CD plus Ralph's World favorites. You can learn more about Ralph and sample the new CD at The concert is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. See you there!

Summer Reading 2015: Read to the Rhythm

Summer is here and so is the Harvard Diggins Library summer reading program. Get ready to rock ā€˜nā€™ roll ā€˜nā€™ read as we Read to the Rhythm all summer long! Kids, Teens, and Adults are invited to participate in the program by reading 600 minutes or completing book bingos. For each reading goal met, readers will receive coupons and a raffle ticket for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Kids who read 600 minutes or more earn a pass to the annual library pool party. Registration begins Monday, June 8 at the library. Check out the Read to the Rhythm event calendar to see all the events planned.

Read to the Rhythm is open to Harvard library cardholders. Non-residents may take advantage of our special summer reading club card. Stop by the library or call 815-943-4671 for more information.

New World Travel Databases Available

Thanks to the Harvard Rotary Club for funding three new world and domestic travel information databases. To see full descriptions or try them out, click on "A to Z World Databases" at the top right of this page, or in the left-hand column. (Users at home or on Wi-Fi connections in the library will need their library card number in order to connect.)

We also remind you that additional on-line data resources, including educational materials, auto repair, legal forms, and antiques and collectible pricing, are available under "Gale Databases" at the top right or in the left-hand column. All these resources are available to home internet users with a valid library card, or to any user at a library-owned computer station in the library itself.

Downloadable e-Materials Now Available

Zinio eMagazines are here! This free service offers 11 popular magazines in digital format. Browse our collection of full color titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. For more information about the service, click 'eDownloads' on the left or at the top right of this page.

Downloadable books for e-readers such as the Kindle™, Nook™, Kobo™, or Sony™ readers are now available to Harvard Diggins Library card holders. Audiobooks can also be borrowed and downloaded to your computer or portable player.

Additional audiobooks are available from OneClick Digital, a service of Recorded Books, Inc.

For the details on both services, CLICK HERE.

Find us on Facebook

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E-Pay: a New Payment Option

Thanks to a program created by the State of Illinois, you can now use your credit card (Master Card, Discover, or American Express) to pay library fines and fees over the web or at the circulation desk. A convenience charge will be added to your payment, and you can find more details about the program at this link. The link to follow when you wish to make an online payment now appears in the left hand column of this page immediately beneath More Links. The library will also continue to accept cash or your personal check with ID, as always. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have questions.

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