Harvard Community StoryWalk

Out of Library

  The Library might be closed for renovations in February, but the Harvard Community StoryWalk is open every day! Bundle up and head to the Library to read the latest book installation, "Winter is Here" by Kevin Henkes. The Harvard Community StoryWalk begins at the Library entrance and runs through the path in Lion's Park.

Library Lovers Expedition

Out of Library

  You're invited to take the challenge of visiting all 13 participating McHenry County libraries during February and March of 2023! Collect buttons and stickers at each location for your collectible bookmark. Finish the challenge and be entered in a drawing to win one of several gift baskets with gift cards to local establishments, valued […]

Pokemon Card Gaming

Large Meeting Room

Calling all Pokemon fans!  Come to the library and learn to play with other Pokemon friends.  Beginner and experienced Pokemon players are welcome.  Beginners can expect to learn the basics of building a battle deck, trainer cards, Pokemon characters, setting up a battle and basic battle or game play.  Players should plan to bring their […]


History of the Service Flag

Large Meeting Room

Join us at Harvard Diggins Library with Mark Hutson, author of So Costly a Sacrifice: The Forgotten Story of the Borgstroms. the Only Four-Gold-Star Family of WW2. Mark will discuss the history of service flags given to military families and the fascinating story described in his book. Enjoy a display of a few of many […]

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Bring Your Own Book Club

Large Meeting Room

Join us at a NEW book club for adults at the Library. At the Bring Your Own Book Club, you bring a book to share with the group! Who wouldn't love a session of grown-up Show-And-Tell? We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 10:00am in the Burbank Meeting Room. There is a […]

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Recurring Event Cocoa Club

Cocoa Club

Large Meeting Room

Sip cocoa, color, and listen to a story – it’s big kid story hour for kids, tweens and teens in grades 4-12! ** BONUS COCOA CLUB DATE - RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 7TH DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY** Registration required. To register, please fill out the form below.

CANCELED Beginner’s Poetry Workshop

Large Meeting Room

****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*****   Beginners are welcome to join us at the Library for a free poetry workshop with Do Art Productions who will bring energy and a dynamic perspective to poetry.  This workshop will focus on short free verse and Haiku poems and will emphasize the awareness of the moment when not […]

Recurring Event Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Large Meeting Room

Preschoolers ages 3 - 5 and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, and a craft each week.  Registration is required.  Register online through the RSVP button below or email  Call 815-943-4671 for more information.

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Recurring Event Teen Idea Factory

Teen Idea Factory

Large Meeting Room

Be a cog in the great machine of future change. Help us brainstorm future events, choose book club books, and eat pizza! Registration required. For teens in grades 6-12. To sign up, please complete the registration form below.

Danny Trejo Talks Tacos, Hollywood, and Redemption


Join us for a live virtual event with actor, author, and restauranteur Danny Trejo on Zoom, courtesy our participation in Illinois Libraries Present.  You can register for the event here. Please make sure to select Harvard Diggins Library as your library so we may receive participation credit. Questions? Contact Leticia at This event is […]

Lego Build it! Night

Large Meeting Room

Join us for an evening of Lego building fun with a unique building challenge.  Open to kids in preschool through 5th grade.  Register online by clicking the RSVP button below.  Call 815-943-4671 for more information.

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