Exercise your freedom to read! Banned Books Week begins --September 25, 2016

Join us in our celebration of the right to read. Check out our display of books that have been banned for various reasons across the nation. Is one of your favorites on display? Show your support of the freedom to read by taking a selfie at our station with your banned book! Share your pictures with us for our Facebook page!

To share your pictures, send them in a private message or in a photo comment on our facebook page. Or e-mail your images to harpgeneral@harvard-diggins.org. Want to learn more about Banned Books Week? Click here!

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for stories, songs, and crafts every Tuesday throughout the fall. 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!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, is National Voter Registration Day --you can register at your library!

September 27 is National Voter Registration Day! Now, until registration closes on October 11, you can register to vote for the upcoming election at your library. Can't make it in to the library? Click here! McHenry County also registers online.

To register to vote at the library, please bring a current, valid Illinois picture ID and proof of McHenry county address with you to the library. Registration is done in person. It is best to call ahead to make sure a registrar is on staff. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions.

Andy Spitson farewell concert --Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


Mark your calendars for Harvard native Andy Spitson's farewell concert at Harvard Diggins Library on Wednesday, Sept 28 at 6pm. The award-winning musician and songwriter is on his way to L.A. with new songs and a new start!

Questions? Contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library Craft Used Book Sale --begins Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will hold a craft book sale starting on Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m. Gently used books on all types of crafts will be for sale. All proceeds benefit your public library. The sale will continue through Thursday, October 6.

For more information about the sale 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!

Big Run Wolf Ranch visits the library (with a wolf!) --Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.


See (but not touch!) a LIVE wolf, coyote, skunk, groundhog and porcupine brought to the library by Big Run Wolf Ranch on Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. Staff from the Ranch will give us a presentation on this rescue organization and educate us on the conservation of North American wildlife. These magnificent animals are not to be missed! You can learn more about this organization at www.bigrunwolfranch.org.

Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

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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