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A Look Back at Virtual Program "Third Thursday-Exploring the Outdoors"

In a time when most of us were spending more time with friends and family outside thanks to COVID-19, The Friends of Handley Regional Library System brought us a multi-part virtual series titled "Third Thursday-Exploring the Outdoors". Each month featured a different outdoor enthusiast presenting their story and sharing tips to enjoy the outdoors. While this program will take a break for the month of August, it will be back in September! Here's a look back at past sessions:

January 21, 2021-The premier featured two Appalachian Trail hikers, Rose "Comics" Turner...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Tales From New Places!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Tales of New Places!!!  We are taking a look at books that take place in other places that are not here; they are in other parts of the world or even in places that do not exist in the “real world” but only in “book world”.  That is one of the best things about books--they can go as far as our imaginations let them.  We have a great selection this week of fantasy, mythology, and adventure; a mixture of stand alone titles as well as some firsts in a series.  By the time you are done reading some of these titles, you w...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Tales From New Places!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Tales of New Places!!!  We are taking a look at books that take place in other places that are not here; they are in other parts of the world or even in places that do not exist in the “real world” but only in “book world”.  That is one of the best things about books--they can go as far as our imaginations let them.  We have a great selection this week of fantasy, dystopian, and adventure; a mixture of stand alone titles as well as some firsts in a series.  By the time you are done reading some of these titles, you will be w...

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Tails & Tales of the Mountains Storytime

Are you ready to read this week? This week we’re going to tell some tales of the Mountains!

Don’t delay! Sign up for our summer reading program while there is still plenty of time left to read, log, and win. Head  to HandleyRegional.org/YouthSummerReading for all the details on how you can earn virtual raffle tickets towards prizes and free books from the library as you log your reading through the Beanstack App. 

This week’s badge challenge is Tails & Tales of the Mountains and you can complete the activities when you log on to Beanstack, go...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Tales of the Real!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Tales of the Real!!!  We are exploring everything nonfiction which is one of my favorites to read!  With nonfiction, there is literally something for every interest and even topics you have never even heard about.  I highly suggest taking a look at the new nonfiction books when you come to the library because there is always an amazing selection--we even have a bonus selection because there were too many to choose from.  We have some great highlights this week from books all about history to science and even some spi...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Tales of the Real!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Tales of the Real!!!  We are exploring everything nonfiction which is one of my favorites to read!  With nonfiction, there is literally something for every interest and even topics you have never even heard about.  I highly suggest taking a look at the new nonfiction books when you come to the library because there is always an amazing selection--we even have a bonus selection because there were too many to choose from.  We have some great highlights this week from books all about history to movies and even some conspiracies...

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Tails & Tales from Eric Carle

Are you ready to read this week? This week we’re honoring Eric Carle! 

Did you know you can still sign up for our summer reading program? There is plenty of time left to read, log, and win with the help of our theme this week. Head  to HandleyRegional.org/YouthSummerReading for all the details on how you can earn virtual raffle tickets towards prizes and free books from the library as you log your reading through the Beanstack App. 

This week’s badge challenge is Tails & Tales from Eric Carle and you can complete the activities when you log...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Tales About Others!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Tales About Others!!!  We are taking a look at books that deal with relationships with others whether it be family, siblings, friendship, and even classmates; if how the main character interacts with others is central to the plot then it is a book about others!  All of the books we are featuring this week have a unique look at how people connect with one another in various situations, some more serious than others.  Most of the books fall into the realistic category but within that we have diary formats, some magical re...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Tales About Others!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Tales About Others!!!  We are taking a look at books that deal with relationships with others whether it be family, siblings, friendship, and even classmates; if how the main character interacts with others is central to the plot then it is a book about others!  All of the books we are featuring this week have a unique look at how people connect with one another in various situations, some more serious than others.  Most of the books fall into the realistic category but within that we have diary formats, some magical realism, a...

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Fun, Educational Wildlife Program to be Held at Handley Library

Handley Regional Library System will be presenting a fun, educational wildlife program in the Handley Robinson Auditorium at the Handley Library branch on July 23, 2021 in-person at 2 PM for kids, teens, and families as part of their youth summer reading program “Tails and Tales”.

Meet your backyard neighbors and learn about their natural history as well as ways humans can help and not hurt native wildlife. Focus is on the survival skills of area wildlife, the impact of humans on our wild neighbors and the importance each of these animals has to our ecosystem. Animals may include ...

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20 Years At Bowman Library

July 16th marks the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the Bowman Library! The library was the culmination of years of planning and work on the part of library staff, county administrators, and dedicated volunteers.

 

 

In August 1998, the Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted to fund the new library for the sum of $4 million dollars. By October of that year, the Lakeside site on Tasker Road in Stephens City was selected for the location of the new library and design plans were underway by the architects. In April of 1999, the library boa...

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Tails & Tales of the Safari

Are you ready to read this week? We’re going on a Safari!

It’s not too late to sign up for our summer reading program. There is plenty of summertime left to read, log, and win with the help of our theme this week. Head  to HandleyRegional.org/YouthSummerReading for all the details on how you can earn virtual raffle tickets towards prizes and free books from the library as you log your reading through the Beanstack App. 

This week’s badge challenge is Tails & Tales of the Safari and you can complete the activities when you log on to Beanstack, go&n...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Tales From the Dark!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about Tales From the Dark!!!  We are exploring books that will keep you on the edge of your seat with some amazing thrillers, suspense filled, mysterious, and supernatural titles that will keep you turning page after page and staying up way past your bedtime.  Some are darker than others so there is something for everyone, no matter the level of “dark” it needs to be.  We have some amazing stand alone titles as well as some first in a series; realistic, fantasy, historical, and even some folklore can be found in this collection...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Tales From the Dark!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is all about Tales From the Dark!!!  We are exploring books that will keep you on the edge of your seat with some amazing thrillers, suspense filled, mysterious, and supernatural titles that will keep you turning page after page and staying up way past your bedtime.  Some are darker than others so there is something for everyone, no matter the level of “dark” it needs to be.  We have some amazing stand alone titles as well as some first in a series; realistic, dystopian, historical, and even some folklore can be found in this collection of ti...

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Tails & Tales of Monkey Mischief!

Are you ready to read this week? We’re up to some monkey mischief!

We’re still going strong on our summer reading program and you can read, log, and win to our theme this week. Head to HandleyRegional.org/YouthSummerReading for all the details on how you can earn virtual raffle tickets towards prizes and free books from the library as you log your reading through the Beanstack App. 

This week’s badge challenge is Tails & Tales of Monkey Mischief and you can complete the activities when you log on to Beanstack, go to the Summer 2021-Tails & Tal...

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