Important - Library Buildings Closed to the Public - Holds are Suspended
Updated: March 30, 2020 2:34PM
Handley Regional Library System Operations Update Regarding the Coronavirus Response
Read the complete letter from John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System.
HOLDS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to safety and staffing levels, physical library materials are no longer available to be placed on hold.
RETURN OF MATERIALS
We are no longer accepting returns at the outside book drops. The book drops are now locked. Please hold on to these materials safely until we announce we are accepting returns. All fines will be suspended during this time.
BOOK DONATION DROPS ARE CLOSED
We are no longer able to accept donated books at this time at the book drops.
Virtual Programs & Resources for Families
As of right now, we are offering several virtual programs for children patrons can enjoy on Facebook and Instagram. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @handleyregional and see current schedules here: https://www.handleyregional.org/blog/parents-were-going-live-social-media
We also have a list of resources on our website families can use while at home, including sample education and entertainment schedules, LIVE animal webcams, virtual museum tours, and more: https://www.handleyregional.org/blog/stuck-home-your-library-here-help
Notice about Digital Materials
We have several ways for you to enjoy digital materials at home or the location of your choice.
- 24-Hour Digital Library
- Hoopla Digital Online Streaming of Movies, Books, TV, Music, and More
- eBooks, Music, & More
- Library Podcasts
How to Contact the Library
We are available to answer questions over the phone or through email during the following times:
- Monday-Thursday 10AM-6PM
- Friday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
- Handley Library - 540.662.9041
- Bowman Library - 540.869.9000
- Clarke County Library – 540.955.5144
- Information Desk: Information@handleyregional.org
Personal Hygiene Procedures
Health officials have recommended the following steps to prevent spread of germs.
- Wash hands your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue and immediately throw tissue away and immediately wash your hands.
- Use the corner of your elbow to prevent cough or sneeze spreading if tissue is not available.
On-Going Access to Health Information
It's important to remember that COVID-19 isn't connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Virginia Department of Health
- Governor Northam Declares State of Emergency, Outlines Additional Measures to Combat COVID-19: Read more here.
We will provide additional updates on this webpage, on social media, and other public outlets as able.