'Reading takes you Everywhere' -- Summer Reading Club 2018!

Summer Reading 2018 is off and running! Reading goals are being met and readers are collecting prizes and raffle tickets! Don't forget our new way to earn raffle tickets this year with your Discover Harvard passport booklet. Visit hidden gems around Harvard to earn stamps in your passport and extra raffle tickets!

Summer Reading Club is open to all Harvard Diggins Library cardholders. The program officially begins on June 4, 2018. Registration for Summer Reading is CLOSED. For more information, visit the library or call 815-943-4671.

Harry Potter Escape Room! --event for 4th and 5th graders Saturday, July 14, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Think you know Harry Potter? Harvard 4th and 5th graders are invited to join us on Saturday, July 14 to put your knowledge to the test as you try to solve the clues to escape from the library's own Harry Potter Escape Room. Familiarity with the first three Harry Potter books is helpful (the movies may not give you all the detail you need to solve the clues!)

Registration is required. Open only to kids entering grades 4-5. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up for a 30-minute time slot between 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Game On! --video gaming on Mondays for teens continues Monday, July 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Teens get your Mario on! Harvard teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play cool new video games in your cool new Teen Space every Monday afternoon this summer!

Registration is required. Summer Reading Club participants will earn a raffle ticket for attending this event! Call 815-943-4671 to sign up for a time slot.

Preserving the Harvest --presentation by garden coach Mark Lyons on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Your garden has yielded a bumper crop of fruits and vegetables—and your friends and neighbors can't take any more. So what are you going to do with the surplus? Join us on Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. for a class taught by garden coach Mark Lyons that will review a number of ways that can be used to preserve the harvest through the winter, and maybe even beyond. It will cover canning, freezing, dehydrating, and winter storage techniques.

Free and open to all ages but registration is REQUIRED. Call the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any question or to register. Summer Reading Club participants will earn an extra raffle ticket for attending this event!

Reading takes you Everywhere Storytime! (Pre-K-2nd grade) --Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Summer Reading Club continues this week with storytime for Pre-K through 2nd graders on our summer reading theme of traveling through reading! Explore the world around us as we travel through books. Each week, we'll read stories and complete a craft. Our next session is Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required. Summer Reading Club participants will earn a raffle for attending this event. For more information, contact Mrs. Karen at the library or by phone at 815-943-4671.

Make Emoji Pillows --craft for 4th and 5th graders Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Smiley face! Frown face! Heart eyes! Harvard 4th and 5th graders are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. to make your favorite emoji into a no-sew pillow perfect for yourself or a friend. All supplies provided.

This craft is open ONLY to kids in 4th and 5th grades. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up your child. Participation in this craft will earn summer reading club participants a raffle ticket!

Candy Sushi --event for teens on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Harvard teens in 6th - 12th grades are invited to join us on Thursday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. to create sweet sushi with candy!

Open only to teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up. Summer Reading Club participants will earn an extra raffle ticket for attending this event!

Exploring the "Shore Path" of Lake Geneva --presentation on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. when Chris Brookes, Outreach Coordinator for Black Point Estate and Gardens, joins us at the library for a historical program all about the shore path of Lake Geneva. Through photos and stories, we will "hike" the shore path and learn about the Native Americans who foraged it, early resorts and camping sites, the Harvard to Fontana Trolley, Harvard Camp, and explore what has always served both the working class and wealthy on Lake Geneva.

Registration is required to attend! Call the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up. Summer Reading Club participants will receive an extra raffle ticket for attending.
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