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TEENtober

TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October. It aims to celebrate teens and promote year-round teen services and literacies. Handley Regional Library System uses the celebration to highlight the innovative ways we engage teens to learn new skills and fuel their passions in and out of the library.

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Middle Grade Hispanic Authors Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Hispanic Heritage Month Pt. 3!!!

With it being Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th), our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are authored by Latino and Latina authors!!!  These books are amazing and so many of these authors have written more than just the titles that are being featured--so if you like this one there are others you can read

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YA Hispanic Authors Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Hispanic Heritage Month Pt. 3!!!

With it being Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th), our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are authored by Latino and Latina authors!!!  These books are amazing and so many of these authors have written more than just the titles that are being featured--so if you like this one there are others you can read as well

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Middle Grade Fall Months Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Fall Month Titles!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are all about getting in the Fall spirit as they are set in the Fall months!  These stories are sure to get you thinking about what it means to be in the Autumn season with apple picking, pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice lattes, and whatever else gets you in the Fall mood.  There is a wide variety from fantasy and mystery to realistic and graphic novels so there is a little something for every reader.

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YA Fall Months Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Fall Month Titles!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are all about getting in the Fall spirit as they are set in the Fall months!  These stories are sure to get you thinking about what it means to be in the Autumn season with apple picking, pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice lattes, and whatever else gets you in the Fall mood.  There is a wide vari

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Middle Grade Fairy Tale Retellings Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Fairy Tale Retellings!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are all about fairy tale retellings!  These are stories that have been inspired by books that are considered to be fairy tales that have been written in the past and are now used as inspiration for newer books.  Some follow the storylines pretty consistently while others completely turn the story on its head with role reversals, different points of view, settings, or even introducing elements such as science fiction and fantasy.  Some of them may be from fairy tale titles that you have heard of before while others may be completely

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YA Fairy Tale Retellings Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Fairy Tale Retellings!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are all about fairy tale retellings!  These are stories that have been inspired by books that are considered to be fairy tales that have been written in the past and are now used as inspiration for newer books.  Some follow the storylines pretty consistently while others completely turn the story on its head with role reversals, different points of view, settings, or even introducing elements such as science fiction and fantasy.  Some of them may be from fairy tales titles that you have heard of before while others may be completely new to

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Middle Grade Football Stories Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Football Stories Pt. 2!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on Middle Grade Football stories since it is the start of the NFL season!!!  With a combination of fiction and nonfiction, these titles provide different aspects and perspectives of the game of football and what it takes to play the game.  Also, many of these books are part of a series so if you enjoy one of them, you will have more to choose from!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag

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Teen Football Stories Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Football Stories Pt. 2!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on YA Football stories since it is the start of the NFL season!!!  With a combination of fiction and nonfiction, these titles provide different aspects and perspectives of the game of football and what it takes to play the game.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yafootballstories as well as on

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

We are Celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month!

This September, Handley Regional Library System, the American Library Association, and libraries around the nation will be celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year and to encourage every child to sign up for a library card.

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Middle Grade Superhero Stories Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Superhero Stories!!!

Our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is focused on books that are linked together by being superhero inspired!  We have a great selection of fiction and graphic novel titles which include superhero characters and themes; some are one that you may know from the Marvel or DC Universes while others are completely original to that author and story.  Hopefully these will help inspire you to explore if you have superpowers and how would you use them if you could.

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YA Superhero Stories Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Superhero Stories!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is focused on books that are linked together by being superhero inspired!  We have a great selection of fiction and graphic novel titles which include superhero characters and themes; some are one that you may know from the Marvel or DC Universes while others are completely original to that author and story.  Hopefully these will help inspire you to explore if you have superpowers and how would you use them if you could.

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Thursday Five O'Clock Spot Poster

Thursday Five O'Clock Spot- Katy Eckstein

Have you heard about Bowman Library's new Thursday Five O'Clock Spot? Every Thursday at Five O'Clock, there are fun things happening for school age children at Bowman Library. These hands-on programs promote creativity and problem solving and collaboration skills, and everyone who comes leaves with a smile!

 

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Middle Grade VRC Titles Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--22-23 VRC Middle Grade Titles!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about books that have been nominated for the Virginia Reader’s Choice (VRC) Middle School award for the 2022-2023 school year!!  The VRC award was started back in the 1980s with the goal being that students across the state choosing what they thought the best book of the year is instead of adults.  Every year, there are 10 middle grade books nominated for the award by a committee; readers then have a few months to read as many of the 10 as they can and then they will cast their vote for which one they think is the best.  The book with the mos

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