NOTICE: Modification of Library service announcement for Friday, October 9

Due to a scheduled power outage at North Suburban District Library/Loves Park, the Harvard Diggins Library will have select services available on Friday, October 9.

- You will be able to check out items (you must present your library card), access our Wi-Fi, and ask questions of our staff.

- Limited or unavailable services include our catalog, Omnilibraries, Overdrive, OneClick Digital, Zinio, public computers for internet access, renewals of materials, holds, and obtaining new or renewed library cards.

This outage (which takes offline the computer server that we share) affects all NIC libraries and services will vary at each location. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause! Full service should be restored by Saturday, October 10. Look for updates on our service here.

Preschool Storytime continues Tuesday, October 13 at 10 a.m.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, October 13 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area. We will read stories, sing songs, and craft on the theme of apples, apples, apples!

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!

Kids Halloween craft this week, Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 pm

Join us for this hauntingly fun make-and-take! Get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky ghost! Perfect for ages 5 and older--younger kids will need an adult's help.

Please register for this event at the circulation desk. For more information or to register, 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! Reading logs are due at the library this Saturday, October 10.

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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