All Branches will be Closed June 19th

Closed for Juneteenth. While our physical location will be closed, you can still access a wide variety of digital resources through the Libby app, available 24/7. With Libby, you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the comfort of your home. Click here for more info.

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Summer Book Sale

Dive into Summer Reading at Our Used Book Sale!

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Mark your calendars! Our Summer Used Book Sale is coming up from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9, 2024. This year, the sale is a one-weekend-only event, so make sure to plan accordingly. The sale will run daily from 10 am to 5 pm, coinciding with Bowman Library's operating hours.

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Adventure at Your Library

10 Reasons to Adventure at Your Library This Summer

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Looking for an epic summer adventure? Look no further than your local library! Here are 10 reasons why you should dive into the excitement at our library system this summer:

  1. Youth Summer Reading Program: Join us for a summer of literary exploration with our Youth Summer Reading Program! Dive into captivating stories, embark on thrilling adventures, and earn exciting rewards along the way.

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April is Citizen Science Month!

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April is citizen science month! Citizen science is public involvement in the inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. Community science, participatory research, DIY science, crowdsourcing, and public engagement in scientific research, among others, are also terms used to describe this movement. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating toward a common goal. Millions of citizen scientists are accelerating many areas of scientific research.

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National Library Week 2024

10 Ways You Can Celebrate National Library Week

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Welcome to National Library Week, a time when communities across the nation join hands to celebrate the cornerstone of knowledge, inspiration, and community: libraries. At Handley Regional Library System, we're thrilled to be part of this annual celebration, and we invite you to join us in commemorating the incredible contributions libraries make to our lives. This year's theme, "Ready, Set, Library!" embodies the excitement and readiness to explore the myriad offerings libraries provide. Here are ten ways you can celebrate National Library Week with us:

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Bowman StoryWalk

Check Out Bowman Library's New and Improved StoryWalk®!

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The Handley Regional Library System is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new, permanent StoryWalk® around the picturesque lake adjacent to Bowman Library. This exciting initiative was made possible through the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, Winchester, and Frederick County Parks and Recreation.

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Kanopy

Discover a World of Cinematic Delights with Kanopy - Your Gateway to Quality Entertainment

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We are constantly striving to enhance your library experience and are thrilled to introduce you to our latest gem – Kanopy, a premier video streaming service that is sure to elevate your entertainment journey. With just your library card, you can now unlock a world of quality, thoughtful content that spans movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos.

What is Kanopy?

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Brenda Nelson's Book

Robert Orrick: A Life

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Have you seen the name “Orrick” around town and the county?  Who was this man for which multiple local sites were named?   

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Handley Tour

Explore the Timeless Elegance of Handley Library

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Welcome to the Handley Regional Library System, home to the magnificent 110-year-old Handley Library – a true architectural gem nestled in the heart of Winchester, Virginia. Join us on our next exclusive tour, taking place on January 13th at 11 AM, as we unlock the secrets of this historic library, delving into its fascinating architecture and rich history.

Unveiling Hidden Treasures

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"On Order" titles now in the catalog

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What's going on in the catalog? 

We've started showing books and more in our catalog immediately after they've been ordered!  You can tell what's on its way to our shelves by the "on order" status. 

Now you can put a hold on whatever exciting new release you're waiting for!  Just remember it might take a little longer before your "on order" hold is ready for pickup than if it was already on the shelf - but we are behind the scenes hard at work getting it ready to put it into your hands! 

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This is YOUR Library

Utilize All Your Library Offers During Library Card Sign-Up Month! 

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We are thrilled to announce that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! This annual initiative encourages individuals of all ages to explore the world of knowledge, imagination, and discovery by obtaining a library card from any of our three branches: Bowman Library, Handley Library, and Clarke County Library.  

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myLibro

8 Reasons to Get the myLIBRO App

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Introducing myLIBRO: Your Library at Your Fingertips!

We are thrilled to introduce our new and improved app, myLIBRO, designed to make your library experience more convenient, accessible, and enjoyable than ever before. Whether you're an avid bookworm, a tech-savvy listener, or just love exploring the vast world of knowledge, myLIBRO has something for everyone. Let's take a closer look at the fantastic benefits of using myLIBRO:

Here are the top reasons why you should download myLIBRO today:

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A Little Noon Music

A Little Noon Music

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The Friends of Handley Regional Library System sponsor live music at our libraries with concerts called A Little Noon Music. Every second Friday at noon from September to May, a variety of musicians delight audience members with their talents. 

A Little Noon Music will be back for the 2024/2025 season on September 13, 2024 at Bowman Library. Stay tuned to our website for more dates and times!
Questions? Email Gina Byrd at friends@handleyregional.org for more info.
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Rockin' the Library 2023

Are You Ready for Rockin' the Library 2023?

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Handley Regional Library System is pleased to announce the upcoming "Rockin' the Library" event on June 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Handley Library. The event is a partnership with the Shenandoah University Children's Literature Conference and promises fun for the whole family.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet famous authors and illustrators, including Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Matthew Cordell, Edward Hemingway, and LeUyen Pham. A parade will feature the authors and also surprise book character friends will also take place in front of the library.

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