As the temps drop and the snow rises, what better time than right now to go on an expedition?! Don’t worry, this expedition can take you to endless worlds while keeping you warm and dry inside at the same time.
Thirteen local McHenry County area libraries are collaborating in this year’s Library Lovers Expedition. The Expedition encourages residents to visit and explore the libraries to better learn about the amazing offerings and services that are available. And if you haven’t been to a library for a few years, you just might be amazed at what your library has to offer.
The Expedition invites you to not only check out your nearest library but all 13 of the participating libraries (in any order). Each library will have its own special activities as part of the Expedition. When you do so, you’ll get your official expedition “passport” and be able to collect a unique bookmark, sticker, and ribbon from each library. And when you complete your expedition, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several gift baskets!
Don’t have a library card? That’s okay. While this may also be a great time to get a library card if you don’t already have one, you aren’t required to have one to participate in the fun.
The Library Lovers Expedition runs from February 1st through March 31, 2023. It’s free and open to all ages. You’ll find each of the participating libraries listed below with links to their respective Directory listing. You may also want to check out the Expedition’s Facebook page.
Want to learn more about the origin of the McHenry County Library Lovers Expedition? Be sure to check out Expedition to the Crystal Lake Public Library which also shares the story on how the program started.
Look for “Spotlight Story” links below, which we’ll add as those stories are published on each of the libraries.
Algonquin Area Public Library
Address: 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
Branch Address: 115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102
Branch Phone: 847-658-4343
Stop by the fish tank and say hello to Meatball, the puffer fish. Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt while adults and teens will want to check out the Makerspace!
Crystal Lake Public Library
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Harvard Diggins Library
Address: 900 E McKinley Street, Harvard, IL 60033
Enjoy a scavenger hunt throughout the library, check out featured memorabilia from the Greater Harvard Area Historical Society, and don’t miss the 100-year-old butterfly collection.
* Harvard Diggins Library will be closed for renovations during the month of February.
Nippersink Public Library District
Address: 5418 Hill Road, Richmond, IL 60071
Join in fun activities like the weekly Scavenger Hunt and I Spy Challenges, a Guess the Number contest, and an expedition craft for families.
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