News & Updates


On this page, you'll find press releases, news, videos, announcements, and stories of the impact of Handley Regional Library System in the community.  For media inquires, contact Cheryl Nakagawa, Public Relations Manager, at 540.662-9041 ext. 28 or email here.

Recent News & Updates

Family History Corner

Researching Common Surnames: May 2022 My last name is Smith.  I have been told that our ancestors changed our surname before immigrating to the United States from Poland.  I have hesitated to attempt any research because I feel like I truly have a generic name.  Would it even be possible to learn anythi...

Our Feathered Friends

February is a good time of year to turn our attention to our local birds. With the leaves off the (deciduous) trees, birds cannot hide from us as easily. We are more likely to spot birds and be able to look for field marks to identify them. February is also when the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place. The GBBC pro...

Free Rapid Covid-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits

Handley Regional Library System is now distributing free rapid Covid-19 Antigen at-home test kits at all three library branches starting today as a partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and several other libraries state-wide. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this free Covid-19 home test kit to do our par...

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