NOTICE: President's Day Holiday, Monday, February 15 --Library closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 in honor of President's Day.

Speaking of Presidents, the library wishes to remind patrons that qualified staff at the Harvard Diggins Library can register voters for the upcoming primary election! If you need to register to vote, contact the library at 815-943-4671 for information on what is needed to complete a voter registration and to make sure there is a registrar on staff that day. The last day for voter registration for the March election is Tuesday, February 16.

Support Read to Feed with Food for Fines this week! --Monday, February 1-Saturday, February 6

Join us this winter as we read to benefit the Harvard Food Pantry!

This is food-for-fines week! In support of Read to Feed, the library will waive $1.00 in fines for each canned good donated at the library for the Harvard Food Pantry up to $25.00. Take advantage of this offer to clear your account and help those in need in our community! This offer is for fines only. Replacement costs and charges from other libraries are not eligible to be waived. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions about this offer.

About Read to Feed: Harvard library cardholders are challenged to read a combined total of 100,000 minutes this winter to earn pledges from local businesses to benefit those in need in our community.

Minutes update: As of February 1, readers have called in 118,556 minutes toward our goal!

Thank you for helping us Read to Feed!

Dennis Marrano photography exhibit --February 1-29

Local photographer and author Dennis Marrano has on view at the library a selection of his snowflake, nature, and bird images. Come and see these remarkable photos now through the end of the month. You can visit Mr. Marrano's website to see more of his photography and publications.

Valentine's Day Craft and Teen Advisory Group Meeting --Monday, February 8 at 3:30 pm

Teens (6th - 12th) grade are invited to learn how to make heart-shaped bookmarks and envelopes from origami paper. We will also be selecting the book for the March Teen Book Club.

Register for this event at the circulation desk or contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions.

Preschool Storytime continues Tuesday, February 9 at 10 a.m.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, February 9 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Area. We will read stories, sing songs, and craft on the theme of a Valentine's Celebration!

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!

The Discovery Center Museum brings Zombies! to the Harvard Diggins Library --Friday, February 12 at 1:30 pm


Attention 3rd-8th graders! Join us for a very special presentation by the Discovery Center Museum on Friday, February 12 at 1:30 pm. Museum specialists will bring Zombies! to the library, show us how the brain works, build a giant neuron, explore the origin of a Zombie virus and create a cure for the undead!

This program is for Grades 3-8 only! Space is limited, so registration is required! For more information or to register, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

PrinterOn! Remote printing now available at Harvard Diggins Library

The Harvard Diggins Library now offers remote printing from your device to the library's printer. Simply click on the PrinterOn! link on the left side of our webpage, follow the prompts, and pick up and pay for a print at the library! The service is also available to use through either an Android or I-Phone app.

For more information about this service, contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask staff at the circulation desk.

Don't know what to read? The popular NoveList Plus resource is now included in the Library's catalog!

Discover your next great read--right in the library's catalog! Find read-alikes, series titles, reviews, and more! Ask a librarian to show you NoveList now in the catalog!

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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