Get Ready to 'Read by Design' -- Summer Reading Club 2017 update!

Thanks to all who have signed up to read with us this summer! Reading by Design reading and programs are well underway! Kids are recording some impressive reading minutes, teens are writing some great book reviews, and adults are already turning in bingos. Readers have submitted many raffle tickets already for our end-of-program prizes!

Summer Reading Club has officially begun! If you have not registered, please do so soon! Registration will close on June 23, 2017. Open to all Harvard Diggins Library cardholders. If you have any questions about SRC, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Modern silhouettes : a painting workshop for adults --Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Adults ages 16 and over are welcome to join us on Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. for a modern twist on creating a classic silhouette portrait. Choose one of several provided silhouettes to draw freehand (or trace). Then let your imagination take over to color the portrait using watercolor pencils. Detailed instruction will be given by artist Christine Thornton. No art experience required! You’ll leave with a finished painting.

In-person registration is required. There is a $5.00 fee for this class payable at registration. Sign up at the Summer Reading Club program desk. Participants in the Adult Summer Reading Club will receive a raffle ticket for participation in this program. This program is open only to those age 16 and over. For more information, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Reading by Design 'nature' Storytime for Pre-Schoolers and Kindergartners on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers, Kindergartners and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for a Reading by Design nature storytime on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. We will feature stories about nature, what shapes and forms we find in nature, and how we can protect our natural world. Participants will create a craft using items from nature.

This session of Storytime is open to preschoolers and kindergarteners. Registration is required. Please register for Storytime at the Summer Reading Program Desk. Summer Reading Club participants will receive a raffle ticket for attending this event. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Harry Potter Book Club --continues Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter this summer! Students in grades 3-5 are invited to read the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and enjoy activities and discussion about this first book J.K. Rowling's beloved series. Copies of the book are available at the library. Ask at the circulation desk if you need a copy to check out. The Harry Potter Book Club's next meeting is on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Participation is limited to 25. Registration is required. Participants will earn a Summer Reading Club raffle ticket for attending this event. This program will run for 7 weeks, every Tuesday, AT 6:30 p.m., EXCEPT JULY 4. Please register for the book club at the Summer Reading Club desk or by calling the library at 815-943-4671.

Discovery Center Family Fun Night --Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


An annual Summer Reading Club favorite happens on Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. All ages are invited to join us as The Discovery Center Museum of Rockford will be here with five stations of hands-on fun. Families are encouraged to participate together. No one does science and fun better than the Discovery Center!

Registration is required. Open to all ages. Summer Reading Club participants will earn a raffle ticket for participating in this event. Call the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Teen Techie Take Apart, Make Some Art! --Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Harvard 6th-12th graders are invited to join us on Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. to take apart some "tech" and make some art! We will dismantle old pieces of tech and re-assemble them into something beautiful. You know you have always wanted to take tools to a computer! Come and join us as we do just that!

Registration is required. This program is open to teens in grades 6 - 12. Sign up for this program at the Summer Reading Club desk or contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News --'Soft Summer Reads' Book Sale --continues!

On Thursday, June 15, the Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library will present a sale of Soft Summer Reads! Come and browse our selection of gently used softcover books perfect for carrying around in your beach tote this summer. These books are priced to sell at 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00!

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

Introducing Mango Languages!

Mango Languages --Deliciously simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages!

Harvard Diggins Library patrons are now able to enjoy Mango Languages! Mango is a PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Travelers and students alike will enjoy this colorful, educational language tool! You can also download the Mango app to a device and learn on-the-go! Your library card number is your ticket to this great resource!

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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