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Friends' Programs & Activities
Friends of Handley Regional Library
Wizard from stairwell mural at Handley LIbrary

Used Book Sale
Used Book Drop-Off Mornings
     Volunteer for the Book Sale
Library Shops Used books at Bowman and Handley
A Little Noon Music

Genealogy/Local History Roundtable
bus trips & programs
Authors' Forum 
Fall, 7 p.m., Handley Library auditorium

Other programs have included movies, plays, poetry, local Black History, career exploration, and writing workshops. Please share other ideas and suggestions.
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History of Friends
FHRL Board of Directors

Friends of Handley Regional Library,
a library support group, began in 1977 with informal groups of people who joined together to provide specific services for the Library. Friends volunteers staffed the children’s area and offered programs for young people and adults. In 1979 the Handley Library addition opened providing a large and wonderful Children’s Room with a full-time children’s librarian. The Friends continued to help in planning and producing a wide range of workshops and activities for children.

Today the Friends enrich all the services of the regional library system. The Friends organization serves an ever-expanding Handley Regional Library system, including Handley Library in Winchester, Bowman Library in Stephens City, and Clarke County Library in Berryville. Join the Friends in the following goals:

to support the Handley Regional Library and assist its staff

to encourage reading and the use of the Library

to attract community resources to support programming

to involve the entire community in Library and Friends programs


About the art: 
In 2007, Friends of Handley Regional Library commissioned local artist Barbara Sankovich to paint a mural in Handley Library stairwell in memory of Friends' founder Elizabeth Gold Crawford Engle.  The mural was painted by Mrs. Sankovich and art students William Boyd IV and Tommy Voight

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Page updated May 2013