Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News -- 'Kids Books Sale' begins Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will present a Kids Books sale in the library foyer beginning on Tuesday, December 12. Just in time for holiday stocking-stuffers, all books are only .50 cents! All proceeds benefit library programs.

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!

Saturday Matinee --'A Christmas Carol' --Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join us on for a free showing of the 1938 classic film, A Christmas Carol. Based on the work by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, and learns the meaning of the true spirit of the holiday. This film is the version directed by Edwin L. Marin, starring Reginald Owen.

Free and open to the public, no registration required! All ages are welcome. This film is Rated G and runs for 1 hour and 9 minutes. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with a lid. Doors open at 12:45 for seating. If you have any questions, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Licensing for this film is provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Pre-School Storytime continues! --Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for Pre-School Storytime on Tuesday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. Each week will feature a theme with stories and activities.

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!

Pizza and Finals --study and snack time for High Schoolers on Tuesday, November 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

It's finals time for the high schoolers! Harvard High School students are welcome to join us on Tuesday, December 19 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the library to eat some free pizza and study for your tests in a quiet space.

Registration is required. Open only to students in 9th - 12th grades. Please sign up in advance so we can prepare to have enough food for everyone. Call 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Katie Chivari Violin Studio Holiday Concert --Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us by the Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. as the very talented students of Harvard's own Katie Chivari Violin Studio will perform their holiday concert in the library!

This event is free and open to the public. All ages. Free. No advance registration required - walk-ins welcome. If you have any questions, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Conceptos básicos de la computadora --Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Aprenderá los principios básicos de la computadora, como el ratón de computadora, el teclado, para usar la Internet, el correo electrónico y la navegación web. El registro es necesario para estas clases GRATIS. El tamaño de la clase está limitado a 5 participantes por clase. Regístrese pronto en la biblioteca.

Estas clases son financiadas por una beca por la Fundación de la Comunidad del Condado de McHenry.

Read to Feed Winter Reading Challenge registration open --Register today for our annual winter read-a-thon!

Registration is OPEN for Read to Feed, Harvard Diggins Library's Winter Reading Club! How does it work? Readers of all ages are invited to record their reading minutes to help us reach our cumulative goal. Report your minutes to the library, and if we reach our goal by February 21, 2018, local businesses will give money towards the Harvard Food Pantry! Read to Feed also means the return of the Food for Fines Program, where you can reduce your library fines by $1 for every can or item of nonperishable food donated towards the food pantry (Food for Fines dates TBA).

Thank you for reading with us! Stop by the library to sign up and pick up your reading log today! Reading begins January 1, 2018.
For more information on the Read to Feed winter reading challenge contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask at the circulation desk.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News --Support the Library while you shop this season, with Amazon Smile :)

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library is now part of Amazon Smile! Whenever you shop on, you can opt to support our Friends group and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Friends who raise money for your library. It’s a great way to give back this holiday shopping season! Support your library by choosing “Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library” as your selected charity before checkout.

If you have any questions, 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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