'Reading takes you Everywhere' -- Summer Reading Club 2018! Registration closes Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Reading 2018 is off and running! Reading goals are being met and readers are collecting prizes and raffle tickets! If you haven't already signed up, registration for Harvard Diggins Library's Summer Reading Club 2018 continues until Friday, June 22. Kids, teens and adults are invited to complete reading goals to win cool prizes AND raffle tickets for BIG prizes! NEW THIS YEAR - You're invited to complete a 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. For more information, visit the library or call 815-943-4671.

Game On! --video gaming on Mondays for teens continues Monday, June 25, 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.

DIY for adults --felt coaster craft on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a DIY craft for adults on Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. We will create a set of summery citrus-slice drink coasters out of felt. We'll only have time to create one or two coasters tonight, but you'll be given materials to take home and create your own full set of four coasters including a lime, lemon, grapefruit, and orange slice coaster! Basic needle-and-thread sewing skills will be required! Open only to adults ages 18 and up. Advance registration is required to ensure we'll have enough supplies for everyone. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up.

This event is ONLY open to adults ages 18 and up. Advance registration is required to ensure we'll have enough supplies for everyone. Summer Reading Club participants will earn an extra raffle ticket for attending. Call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to sign up.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover! --special event for kids (and stuffed animals) Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Harvard kids (Pre-K through Kindergarten) are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the library for a very special story time on Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. . After stories, your stuffed animal will spend the night at the library for fun activities with their new stuffed friends. Pick up your stuffed animal on Tuesday, June 26 after 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Session is limited to 12 children and stuffed animals. 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!

Reading takes you Everywhere Storytime! (Pre-K-2nd grade) --Tuesday, June 26 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, June 26 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.

Tie-Dye for the Fourth of July! --craft for teens on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Harvard teens in 6th - 12th grades are invited to BYOWT on Wednesday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. - BYOWT? Bring your own white t-shirt and let your colors fly by tie dying in red and blue.

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!

Backyard Chickens 101 --presentation by Harvard resident Margaret Fox-Hawthorne on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Thinking about Backyard Chickens ever since Harvard's new draft zoning ordinance was announced? Join us on Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. to learn all about the pros and cons of backyard chickens in communities and what it takes to raise them in this free presentation and Q&A with Harvard resident and experienced backyard chicken farmer Margaret Fox-Hawthorne.

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!

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

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library is now part of Amazon Smile! Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, 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 to your public library! 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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