Smart Meter Consumer Education Program --Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us to learn more about the new Smart Meter Program being installed in homes and businesses across the state. A representative from the McHenry County College Office of Sustainability will expain the benefits of the new meters, how they work, and how the new meter can help YOU control your energy usage and save money!

Registration is NOT required. For more information on the Smart Meter Program or this presentation, contact McHenry County College, Office of Sustainability at (815)479-7765 or via e-mail at

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library news --Christmas book sale begins Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will hold a Christmas book sale starting on Thursday, December 8. Come and browse this popular annual sale just in time for Christmas! The sale will also include assorted CDs and DVDs priced to move!

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!

Mercy Health System Wellness Station at the library --Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Have a healthy heart! Meet nurses from Mercy Health System and receive FREE: Blood Pressure Screening, Heart Health Information, Body Mass Index screening (not for those with a pacemaker or defibrillator). Stickers, coloring books, 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 on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. --with a Christmas celebration!

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, December 13 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area with a Christmas celebration! 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.

Story time will take a break after the Christmas celebration and resume on January 10. We wish all our Story time families very happy holidays!

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!

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

December 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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