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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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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Teen Summer Staff Picks Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Summer Staff Picks!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week 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. We have a great mixture of nonfiction, realistic, first in a series and more so there is something for everyone or maybe something to read outside of your book comfort zone!

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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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YSRP

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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YA Nonfiction pt. 5 Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--Nonfiction pt. 5!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is all about featuring some more amazing YA nonfiction titles!  It can be easy to think that nonfiction is boring but these titles are the complete opposite of that thought; we have everything from true crime to war history and

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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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citizen science symbol

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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Volunteer With us at Handley, bowman, and Clarke

5 Reasons to Volunteer at Your Local Library

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Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend your time this summer? Consider becoming a volunteer at your local library! There are so many benefits of volunteering, and here are just a few of them...
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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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YA VRC Nominees Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--2024-25 VRC High School Titles

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Our teen book spotlight this week is all about books that have been nominated for the Virginia Reader’s Choice (VRC) High School award for the 2024-2025 school year!!  The VRC award was started back in the 1980s with the goal being that students across the state

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YA 2014 Book Covers

Teen Book Spotlight--2014 Titles!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that were published in 2014 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 inspire

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Spring into the Library

10 Reasons to Spring into the Library (and access our digital brochure!)

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As the cold of winter melts away and the warmth of spring begins to blossom, the Handley Regional Library System is abuzz with excitement for our upcoming theme: "Spring into the Library." With an array of enriching programs and events lined up, there's no better time to embrace the spirit of the season and dive into the world of literature, music, culture, and community. Here are 10 compelling reasons why you should make the library your go-to destination this spring:

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Tough Topics

Tough Topics for Young Adults And a List of Books to Help Understand

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What are “Tough Topics” for young adults? Challenging topics that occur during young adulthood and can be hard to discuss and hard to understand

Tough Topics include: abortion, pregnancy, abuse, dating, sex, self-harm, bullying, addiction, cancer, grief, mental health and illness, eating disorders, racism, sexual identity and orientation, rape, suicide, homelessness, incarceration, and more

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