Handley Regional Library
The First One Hundred Years

In August 1913 The Handley Library opened its doors and began to serve local residents. In a century of service, the library has evolved and grown and been transformed into a present-day regional community resource.


This full color volume tells the story of those 100 years. There are over 375 photographs of all the libraries in the system--Clarke County, Bowman, and Handley.



Books are available for sale with cash or check at the Library Shop at Handley Library for $36.75  To pay by credit card, you may pay online and pick up your book during library hours.


To have a book shipped, send $46.75 to Handley Library, P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604 or order online.


The book is also available at the Winchester Book Gallery and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

What's in the book?

The book starts with Judge John Handley and his gift to the city of Winchester. Here is the table of contents:
  • Book Sponsors

  • Acknowledgments

  • The Gift

  • Getting Started, 1901-1923

  • Fighting the Good Fight, 1924-1959

  • New Leadership, 1960-1978

  • Expanding Facilities & Services, 1979-1996

  • Changing & Growing, 1997-2012


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