Please note:

At this time of year, library hours may be affected by weather. If you are in doubt, please call us at 815-943-4671 to make sure we will be open. We will also post changes here, on Facebook, and at

Read to Feed Winter Reading Challenge update --readers have logged 34,774 minutes!

Read to Feed is off to a great start with 34,774 minutes logged as of Tuesday, January 17. We are well on our way to meeting our goal of 250,000 minutes read by February 20. In addition to minutes read, food and cash donations will be gratefully accepted and food-for-fines will begin on January 30. Thank you, readers, for helping us in our second year reading to benefit those in need in our community. Keep reading!

Registration is still open! Stop by the circulation desk to register and pick up a reading log. This challenge is for all ages! For more information on the Read to Feed winter reading challenge contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask at the circulation desk.

Teens join us to Meet Mary! --Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3.00 p.m.

Teens in 6th through 12 grades are invited to join us on Monday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. to meet Mary, our new Teen Librarian, and help her eat cookies, play games, and think of new and fun ideas for the Teen Department!

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

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Preschool Storytime will resume on Tuesday, January 24 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for stories, songs, and crafts on a different theme every Tuesday throughout the winter. Registration is required.

Please register for Storytime at the Circulation Desk. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Teens celebrate Chinese New Year with us --Fortune cookie craft lab on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Teens in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join Miss Mary for a Chinese New Year celebration with a paper fortune cookie craft on Friday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m.

Open to teen in 6th-12 grade. Registration is required. Contact us at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Take your Crock-Pot to dinner! with Joyce Lande --Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Do you have a crockpot in your kitchen that hasn't seen daylight for a couple months - or years? Would you like to dust if off and learn how to make a meal that is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day? Join Joyce Lande, Wellness Coach & Nutrition Advisor, as she shares how to get cookin' with your crockpot. This class is appropriate for all skill levels, covers crockpot food preparation and basic usage tips, seasonal delights, and tasty recipes. Participants will enjoy samples and leave with recipes.

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

Did you know...that a new set of Zinio digital magazines is waiting for you!

New issues of your favorite magazines are available right now to read on your device through the library's Zinio service. Just click on the eDownloads link on the left and then click on Zinio eMagazines. You will log in to the service with your library barcode number and pin. Need to set that up? Follow the instructions on the eDownloads page or contact the library for assistance.

For more information, call the library at 815-943-4671.

Attention Harvard history buffs --help us with this Starline Search!

This gorgeous photo of Starline employees in Harvard, IL was taken around 1920. At that time, the company was known as Hunt, Helm, & Ferris Co. No known record exists of who is present in the picture. We would love to bring these hard working individuals "to life" by giving a name to each face. Can you help?

Stop by the library to take a look at this photo and see if you can identify anyone in the picture. Or you can just come look at a fascinating piece of Harvard history!

PrinterOn! Remote printing now available at Harvard Diggins Library

The Harvard Diggins Library now offers remote printing from your device to the library's printer. Simply click on the PrinterOn! link on the left side of our webpage, follow the prompts, and pick up and pay for a print at the library! The service is also available to use through either an Android or I-Phone app.

For more information about this service, contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask staff at the circulation desk.

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