MCCD Owls of Illinois presentation--with a live owl!

Join representatives of the McHenry County Conservation District as they discuss the history of owls, their relationships with humans, and their importance in the wild at the Harvard Diggins Library on Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 pm. The presentation will include a live owl!

Reservations are required. Call the library at 815-943-4671 to reserve your seat for this very special presentation!

Preschool Storytime continues Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m.--with a very special guest!

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area. October is National Fire Prevention Month and we are excited to have a representative from the Harvard Fire Protection District join us in discussing how to keep safe from fire. We will also read stories, sing songs, and craft on the theme of fire prevention.

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!

Friends of the Library Jigsaw Puzzle Sale

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will host a jigsaw puzzle sale beginning on Thursday, October 1 and continuing through Thursday, October 8 during regular library hours. All sizes of puzzles will be included and will be priced to sell at $1.00 per 1,000 pieces. For more information, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Take the Harvard Diggins Library Goosebumps Challenge!

Calling all 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! Take the Harvard Diggins Library's Goosebumps reading challenge to win a free ticket to a private showing of the movie Goosebumps!

The challenge: Register at the circulation desk to receive your reading log. Read five Goosebumps books between September 1 and October 10 Then, turn in your completed reading log to get your coupon for your free ticket!

The movie (Rated PG) will be shown at Classic Cinemas in Woodstock on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 am. 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.

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