NOTICE: President's Day Holiday, Monday, February 15 --Library closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 in honor of President's Day.

Speaking of Presidents, the library wishes to remind patrons that qualified staff at the Harvard Diggins Library can register voters for the upcoming primary election! If you need to register to vote, contact the library at 815-943-4671 for information on what is needed to complete a voter registration and to make sure there is a registrar on staff that day. The last day for voter registration for the March election is Tuesday, February 16.

The Discovery Center Museum brings Zombies! to the Harvard Diggins Library --Friday, February 12 at 1:30 pm

Attention 3rd-8th graders! Join us for a very special presentation by the Discovery Center Museum on Friday, February 12 at 1:30 pm. Museum specialists will bring Zombies! to the library, show us how the brain works, build a giant neuron, explore the origin of a Zombie virus and create a cure for the undead!

This program is for Grades 3-8 only! Space is limited, so registration is required! For more information or to register, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Mercy Health System Wellness Station at the library --Saturday, February 13 from 9:30-12-30 pm

Have a healthy heart! Meet Mercy nurses and receive FREE: Blood Pressure Screening, Health Health Information, Body Mass Index screening (not for those with a pacemaker or defibrillator), stickers, coloring book, and crayons for kids!

No registration necessary for this event. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions.

Preschool Storytime continues Tuesday, February 16 at 10 a.m.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area. We will read stories, sing songs, and craft on the theme of a Ocean Creatures!

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!

Read to Feed continues --136,936 minutes logged!

Join us this winter as we read to benefit the Harvard Food Pantry!

Thank you for all the minutes read, cash and food donations that have come in this past week in support of our goal of helping those in need in our community. This week : Keep up the great reading! We are reading until the 15th of February. Keep those cash and food donations coming! We have a box for the food and a jar for cash in the lobby of the library.

About Read to Feed: Harvard library cardholders are challenged to read a combined total of 100,000 minutes this winter to earn pledges from local businesses to benefit those in need in our community.

Minutes update: As of February 5, readers have called in 136,936 minutes toward our goal!

Thank you for helping us Read to Feed!

Dennis Marrano photography exhibit --February 1-29

Local photographer and author Dennis Marrano has on view at the library a selection of his snowflake, nature, and bird images. Come and see these remarkable photos now through the end of the month. You can visit Mr. Marrano's website to see more of his photography and publications.

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.

Don't know what to read? The popular NoveList Plus resource is now included in the Library's catalog!

Discover your next great read--right in the library's catalog! Find read-alikes, series titles, reviews, and more! Ask a librarian to show you NoveList now in the catalog!

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.

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