'Food for Fines' returns this week! --pay down your fines and help those in need in our community starting January 14, 2019

Starting Monday, January 14, Harvard Diggins Library patrons are welcome to bring in 1 can or 1 box of non-perishable food to equal a dollar in fines owed on a library account. $5.00 in fines? This can be paid off with 5 cans. All food collected will be donated to the Harvard Food Pantry.

'Food for Fines' is part of our annual fundraiser outreach for those in need in our community in these cold winter months. All food collected will be donated to the Harvard Food Pantry. Only fines are eligible for this program. Food is not accepted for book or material replacement costs. This program will run from Monday, January 14 through Saturday, January 26. Thank you for helping those in need in our community! Questions? Contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Teen Taste Testers wanted! --program for teens on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Peppermint Bark? Rocky Road Trip? Golden Birthday Cake? Red Velvet? Who knew there were so many Oreo flavors? A taste test is in order! Harvard teens in the 6th through 12th grades are welcome to join us on Monday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. to decide which Oreo cookie flavor is the best! BYO milk!

This event is for teens in 6th through 12th grades ONLY. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

DIY craft night for adults --'Tea Bag Bookmarks' on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Adults age 16 and over are invited to join us on Monday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. to learn basic paper folding and origami techniques resulting in a tea bag bookmark and an origami butterfly.

This craft is for adults only (age 16+). Advance registration is required to ensure we'll have enough supplies! Call 815-943-4671 to sign up.

Escape from Hogwarts : the Dementor Challenge --special event in the library beginning on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us on Friday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. as the library turns into Hogwarts for an escape room challenge to benefit the Harvard Food Pantry! Dementors have invaded Hogwarts! The challenge will be to break free from their clutches long enough to find the spell to stop them. Players will have one hour to find the spell hidden among the Hogwarts classrooms. This event is perfect for Harry Potter fans and Muggles of all ages!

This event is a fundraiser for the Harvard Food Pantry. The cost is $5.00 per person to participate on Friday, January 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. The event will be repeated on Saturday, January 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. The cost on Saturday is $4.00 per person. Pre-registration and payment in advance is required. Registration begins January 2. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Try out our new app! --Download now to have library services at your fingertips!

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Northern Illinois Cooperative App! Search the catalog, check your account, request an item, download an e-book, even pay a fine --all from the Northern Illinois Cooperative Mobile App!

To download, visit the Google Play store or the iOS App Store and search for "NIC Libraries". If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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