Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that that were published in 2012 and are celebrating their 10th birthday! I do not know what was in the water, air, or universe that year but there were so many amazing titles and authors to come out of that year of publishing that books we read today are still inspired by those groundbreaking works. Many have been adapted into movies we were clamoring to see in the theaters since 2012 and some titles we are still talking about and recommending to others. There is a mixture of stand alone titles as well as firsts in a series to fantas
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Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that have numbers in their titles!!! There are times when titles need more than just words to describe what is happening and to catch your attention as you browse the shelves.
Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are all about families!! Let’s face it, love ‘em or hate ‘em, where would we be without our families (those by blood and the ones that we choose)? One of the amazing things about books is that there are so many different kinds and types within the collection and when it comes to boo
Our middle grade book spotlight this week is all about the Civil War!! This time period in our history was one of our most horrific and devastating in numerous ways and impacted not only Americans at that time but we are still experiencing some of the ramifications today. We have an amazing collection of fiction and nonfiction titles that e
With it being Native American Heritage Month, our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is on books that are either authored by Native American and Indigenous authors or feature characters representing this heritage!!! These books are amazing and so many of these authors have written more than just the titles that are being featured--so if y
Howdy y’all! Were you wondering if you missed the Handley Harvest Hoedown this year? No worries, it has moved to a new day and time this year.
Grab your partner and mosey on down to the Handley Branch in downtown Winchester Saturday November 19th at 11:00am.
We will be celebrating the harvest season with a puppet show, interactive stations, take-home kits, and more fun surprises. Hope to see you there! All ages.
Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that feature a main character who is passionate about writing since it is the start of NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place every November. The goal of this month is to encourage individuals to explore their creative writing side; you set a goal
Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that have been made into movies!! Let’s be real for a second--there are a ton of books that have been made into movies and the majority of them are not nearly as good as the source material. The titles we are featuring this week are examples (at least in my opinion) of books that are bet
Kids’ graphic novels are fun to read, with bright, eye-catching illustrations and entertaining stories. The Baloney and Friends series by Greg Pizzoli is no exception. Even though the series is recommended for ages 6 to 9, like all good books for kids, they can be enjoyed by any age.
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
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.
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
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
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.