LOCATION 2 West Walnut St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 618-253-7455 voice 618-252-1239 fax

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Project Next Generation

Project Next Generation It’s all about kids.

Project Next Generation is an after-school technology program sponsored by Secretary of State Jesse White designed to help bridge the digital divide. The Harrisburg District Library has been part of PNG since 2000 and is one of only 21 libraries throughout the state of Illinois that participates in the program.


The mentors for this year’s sessions are Krystal Gulley and Emily Drone.  Students, for the program, are nominated by their teachers, librarians, and parents and represent the 5th grade at East Side Elementary School in Harrisburg.  The group will meet at the library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the exception of when school is not in session.

Students, through the program, will be encouraged to meet new friends, connect with the world by surfing the Internet, and develop exciting new interests.  Students are involved in this program on a voluntary basis and are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner to maintain a learning environment.

So what are you waiting for…explore the world, learn to blog, create three-dimensional objects, fashion power point presentations, create crazy pictures all with technology and at your library!

If you are interested in becoming part of Project Next Generation please contact Library Director, Krystal Gulley, at 253-7455 or kgulley@harrisburglibrary.org.