Laura Ingalls Wilder's Christmas Memories --historical presentation on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. as we welcome back historical presenter Laura Keyes to present Laura Indalls Wilder's Christmas Memories. It’s Christmas morning on the snowy prairie! We will listen to Laura as she reminisces about her childhood Christmases, and looks forward to making memories with her new family, husband Almanzo and daughter Rose. Hear stories from her childhood days, and see some of her beloved Christmas gifts.

Free and open to the public. Open to all ages. Registration is required. Please call 815-943-4671 to reserve your seat for this wonderful Christmas event!

Vocal Students of Susan Marks -- holiday concert at the library on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. as the very talented Vocal Students of Susan Marks fill the library with the sounds of the season. It will be hard NOT to sing along!

This very special event is FREE and open to the public. All ages. No registration is required.

Monday Movie Night --'Peanut Butter Falcon' on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. for Peanut Butter Falcon on the library's big screen! After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.

Movie licensing for this event provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 5:45 p.m. This film is RATED PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 37 minutes. Participants are welcome to bring their own dinner or snacks to the movie. No advance registration required.

Pre-School Storytime! --continues Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Kids ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Anna and Mrs. Karen each Tuesday for stories, songs, and a craft based on a weekly theme. This Fall edition of pre-school story time continues on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-school story time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Bluestem Readers for Homeschooled students --Book Club continues Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeschooled students in grades 3-5 are welcome to join us every Wednesday as we read books from the 2020 Bluestem Reader's Choice list. Discussions will include activities to enhance the stories. Our next session is on Wednesday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Mrs. Karen at the library or by phone at 815-943-4671.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News -- 'Children's Chapter Books' on sale in the lobby starting December 2, 2019

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library are currently hosting a Children's Chapter Book sale in the library foyer. Books will be 25¢ each or 5 for $1. These gently used and like-new books make great stocking stuffers! Available while supplies last, so stop in soon for the best selection! All proceeds benefit the programming at YOUR public library!

We thank the Friends for all of the hard work and dedication to YOUR library that makes these sales happen! 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. The proceeds from the sales directly benefit the Harvard Diggins Library. We thank you for your support!

Your New PrairieCat Account


In May of 2019, Harvard Diggins Library became a fully participating member of the PrairieCat library consortium, which includes over 130 public, school, academic, and special libraries. By joining PrairieCat, our library cardholders now have direct access to over 8 million items shared among these libraries! In addition to this new larger collection, a few of the perks included in this new change are access to a much wider variety of books, movies, CDs, and video games; the ability to pay fines online from your account; and receiving text alerts about holds or overdue items.

To take a look at your new catalog, click here! Feel free to contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or ask a staff member at the circulation desk to give you a tour of the new catalog.

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