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Listen Now - WINC FM Interivew with John Huddy

John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System, was interviewed by Barry Lee on Library Card Sign-up Month and back to school with your local library.

Hear the 3-minute interview here.

More information on Library Card Sign-up Month Back to School Help with Your Local Library ...
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This Week at the Library - Constitution Display, Back to School, Alamo, & More

Handley Regional Library System announces the following weekly updates and programs to the community:

Back to School Help from Your Local Library

This year’s Back to School Season looks substantially different for countless families. We want you to know that Handley Regional Library System is HERE for you. Whether your child is homeschooling or attending public or private school and even college, we can help.  The library system has launched a webpage and a video at www.handleyregional.org/backtoschool to show the featured and most-requested services for students, ...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Siblings!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that feature siblings because you know family always leads to some crazy times and amazing memories!  We have a great mix of realistic, fantasy, historical, and dystopian; I love books that feature siblings because they can be featured in any genre.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yasiblings as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson--G...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Siblings!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that feature siblings because you know family always leads to some crazy times and amazing memories!  We have a great mix of realistic, fantasy, and even some classics that are just as good today as they were when they first came out; I love books that feature siblings because they can be featured in any genre.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youthsiblings as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new middle grade book spotlight and if you have any book su...

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Apple Picking Storytime Week

Fall is right around the corner and the orchards will soon be ready for some apple picking! Head over to HandleyRegional.org and type in the tag: #picksomeapples and there you’ll find some thematic books to place on hold, such as Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins, Apples for Little Fox by Ekaterina Trukhan, Out and About the Apple Orchard by Diane Mayr, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, and Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray. 
You can place any of these books on hold and head over to pick them up when they’re available. 

Don’t forget to chec...

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Winchester Alamo Film Club DVDs at the Library

The Show Must Go On!

When you think about public library offerings for patrons, material books are usually the first thing that comes to mind. Handley Regional Library System has a lesser known collection of unique DVD movies donated by partner Winchester Alamo Film Club that would satisfy even the greatest fan of cult, foreign, and independent films.

Search the film club DVDs in our catalog now.

 

Originally shown in the local theater for their members, the Alamo Film Club over the years has donated more than 700 DVDs that library patrons can now e...

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Library Community Usage Report Released

Handley Regional Library System announces today the release of their annual library usage stats from fiscal year of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.  Overall reports showed continued community usage despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report reflects program and service usage at all 3 library locations – Handley Library, Bowman Library, and Clarke County Library.  These stats, along with others, are reported annually by the library system for funding and analysis of additional initiatives. 

“It really is a great thing to be have a community so involved with not on...

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Constitution Week: September 17-23

Constitution Week (September 17-23) is an annual celebration of Americans’ liberties, freedoms, and rights as outlined by the Constitution of the United States. 

The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787.  This document established our government and laws in such a way as to build a philosophy of human rights and dignity into the structure of the government itself.  

The Daughters of the American Revolution partnered with Handley Regional Library to create a display on Constitution Week and the right to vot...

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On the Move!

Maybe you have seen them too? Orange and black; flitting from flower to flower or gliding on the breeze, the Monarch Butterflies are beginning their annual migration. One of nature’s great mysteries, the Monarch Butterflies that migrate from the eastern U.S. and Canada have never visited their winter destination. They are several generations removed from the butterflies that over-wintered in pine forests located in the mountains of Mexico. Yet somehow they find their way. Chasing monarchs: migrating with the butterflies of passage is about monarch migration and the west-coast populations th...

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Reading Level Search Tutorial

You can locate the perfect book for your reading ability in our library catalog. 

Download the correlation chart in English or in Spanish to get started. The video below will show you how to:

Use this correlation chart to find your age, grade and reading level. Make a note of your AR level or your Lexile measure. Enter a specialized search by reading level. Enter your AR or your Lexile measure. You can limit by title, author or subject. Success! You have found the perfect book for your reading level and comprehension. ...
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Big Bugs Storytime!

Library Card Sign-up Month continues and we have a really BIG theme this week for you to give your library card a workout. Pull up that catalog search and type in the tag: #bigbugs for some great buggy book suggestions such as Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth, Bugs! by David Greenberg, and I Love Bugs! by Phillemon Sturges. You can place any of these books on hold and head over to pick them up when they’re available. 

 

 

Don’t forget to check our calendar to see what Big Bug programs we’ll have online too! 

To support early literac...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Football!!!

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 Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!

Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock--15-year-old D.J. Schwenk prov...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Football!!!

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 #youthfootballstories as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new Middle Grade b...

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Back to School Help for Students, Families, and Teachers

Handley Regional Library System has announced a special initiative to their entire service area (Clarke and Frederick Counties and Winchester City) focused on providing students, parents/caregivers, and teachers back to school help with resources available from their local library. 

The library system has launched a webpage and a video at www.handleyregional.org/backtoschool to show the featured and most-requested services for students, teachers, and families including research and homework help, talking points for adults as they navigate the COVID-19 epidemic with children, ...

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#LookToLibraries Campaign Guides Parents through Tough Topics

The American Library Association (ALA) has compiled great resources for parents and caregivers to help children navigate these challenging times in a campaign called #LookToLibraries.

Click here to access a Media Mentorship’s Tip Sheet. Look to a children’s library professional for help finding excellent resources to help monitor children and digital devices and their content.

Click here to Read this great blog about the technology debate vs. children: Should children have access to technology and how much?

Near and dear to our heart, this is a g...

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