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Rockin' the Library

All About Our Rockin' the Library Guests

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On Wednesday, June 26, Handley Library invites you to Rockin’ the Library, an event all about our love of reading in partnership with the Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference. There are so many fun activities planned, including meeting famous authors and illustrators. Here’s a little bit about the creators you’ll be able to meet. 
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Middle Grade Summer Staff Picks Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Summer Staff Picks!!!

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Our middle grade book spotlight this week is is on some of our favorite staff pick reads!!!  To help us kick off these summer months filled with reading, we are sharing some of our favorite books so you can have some amazing titles to help you get started or to help you get out of a reading slump if that is where you find yourself.

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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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Rally for Reading: Kickoff the Adventure at Your Library!

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Are you ready to embark on a summer filled with adventure and discovery? Join us for the Rally for Reading, the exciting kickoff event for our Youth Summer Reading Program, themed “Adventure Begins at Your Library.” This year, we’re thrilled to host our kickoff celebrations at each of our three library branches. Mark your calendars and get ready for a season of fun, learning, and exploration!

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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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Flyer Rally for Reading

Adventure Awaits at the 2024 Rally for Reading!

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The Handley Regional Library System is excited to announce the "Rally for Reading" kickoff event for the 2024 Summer Reading Program, with the theme "Adventure Begins at Your Library." There are adventures to be had and unique celebrations at all three branches!

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Creating independence: Problem solvers

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Problem solving is something we are faced with many times everyday. Even things as simple as what am I cooking for dinner? Do I have all the ingredients? Now what? Each of these questions from one simple task of cooking a meal count towards solving problems. All of these questions are part of our organizing and planning then initiating system-- executive functioning. And when our executive function is struggling --whether as a child or senior-- initiating and following through on these tasks can be greatly overwhelming. So what do we do about it? We practice is constantly.

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The Boy Who Touched The Stars

Creating Independence: Persistence

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Persistence, grit, trying again, not giving up. There are many ways to put it and it is not an easy thing to teach to our younglings... but do we give up? No! Instead we keep going to model it and apply our problem solving skills. 

 

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Kanopy Kids

Your Library is More than Just Books. It's Movies, TV, Support, and Tips! Explore 4 Great Resources for Children

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Kanopy Kids 

What is it? Thousands of streaming videos that are safe, educational, and parent trusted. Focused on children 2-8 years old. No view limits or monthly passes. Free with your library card.

What can you find? Old and new TV shows such as Little Bear, Sesame Street, Max & Ruby, Sarah & Duck, Blippi, T-Rex Ranch, Cocomelon, and Sid the Science Kid. Read along storybooks with new books by Mo Willems and old classics such as Where the Wild Things Are.

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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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bilingual Read-Alongs

Bilingual Read-Along Books

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Have you checked out any of our Juvenile Read-Along books?

Find general information about our Juvenile Read-Along collection HERE on our website. 

The library’s collection of bilingual (English/Spanish) picturebook Read-Alongs continues to grow. A quick search of “bilingual read-alongs”  in the catalog reveals more than 50 titles. Some favorites are featured below.

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