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Youth Summer Reading Announced

 Community-wide Youth Summer Reading Program Announced at Handley Regional Library System

Handley Regional Library System announces the community-wide Youth Summer Reading Program for kids and teens as June 5th-August 11th.   Following the theme of “Tails and Tales”, readers and pre-readers can win prizes from points they receive when completing a book, graphic novel, eBook, or audiobook.  The long-awaited program features a mix of virtual programs including story sharing, music, STEAM-based activities, and interactive experiences for kids and teens from all i...

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Express Picks Service Launched for Popular Titles in High-Demand

Handley Regional Library System announces today the launch of Express Picks at all 3 library locations – Bowman Library, Clarke County Library, and Handley Library.  Express Picks is a specific collection of books and DVDs that are in high demand, have a shorter borrowing timeline of 7 days, and are extra copies of popular materials to help ensure availability.  An individual can borrow up to 2 books and 2 DVDs at a time, and renewals/holds are not allowed due.  Patrons will see displays at each library.  Late fees are .50 per item to encourage quick return.  Blog Type: Homepage News

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New Library Out Loud! Podcast: Adult Summer Reading 2021

We sat down with an amazing group of librarians and lovers of literacy to talk about our community-wide Adult Summer Reading Program, new books at the library, programs for adults, and reading recommendations.

Listen to this episode on our website now.

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One-on-One Seeker Job Assistance Offered by NW Works at Handley Library

Handley Regional Library System is excited to announce a program where individuals can get one-on-one job seeker help from NW Works at Handley Library.  Held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11AM-12PM, the public can meet with a representative from NW Works for help searching for a job, filling out an application, making a resume, and other job search related tasks. 

To get help, patrons can inquire at the Information Desk at Handley Library during the program time.  Registration is not required.  The individual job seeker program complements the o...

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Weekly Media Brief - Science Fiction, Book Sale, & More Hoopla!

“Expect the Unexpected” Friends Used Book Sale Announced May 17-22 at Bowman Library

Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System are excited to announce the “Expect the Unexpected” Friends Used Book Sale running May 17-22 at Bowman Library.  This book sale has several new safety adjustments due to COVID-19.  Thirty shoppers will be allowed to access the sale at a time and will need to make an appointment to shop with a 1-hour time limit (following the library system’s adjusted public hours) by emailing friends@handleyregional.or...

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“Expect the Unexpected” Friends Used Book Sale Announced May 17-22 at Bowman Library

The Friends of the Handley Regional Library System Used Book Sale is returning just in time for summer reading and modified for safety due to COVID-19.

Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System are excited to announce the “Expect the Unexpected” Friends Used Book Sale running May 17-22 at Bowman Library.  This book sale has several new safety adjustments due to COVID-19.  Thirty shoppers will be allowed to access the sale at a time and will need to make an appointment to shop with a 1-hour time limit (following the library sys...

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Dr. Karen Huff to Discuss Children’s Literature at Friends of Handley Regional Library System Annual Meeting

The Friends of Handley Regional Library System will hold their annual meeting on May 19th from 7:00PM-8:30PM online through Zoom.  The meeting is open to the public where the Friends will formally announce the slate of officers for the upcoming year where members of the Friends can vote during the session.  After voting, Dr. Karen Huff, from Shenandoah University, will give a presentation titled, Shenandoah University's Children's Literature Conference:  Continuing the Legacy of Nancy Larrick Crosby.  Crosby, a Winchester native born in 1910, was a Professor of Education...

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Weekly Update - Star Wars, Bonus Borrows, Book Donations, & More

Handley Regional Library System Weekly Media Brief:  May 3 – May 8

Winchester, VA (May 3, 2021) – Handley Regional Library System announces the following weekly updates and programs to the community:

Book Donation Drop at Bowman Library on May 8th 9AM-12PM

Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of Handley Regional Library System announce the long-awaited book donation drop-off at Bowman Library.  Books, (in good condition) DVDs, CDs, electronic games, and sheet music will be accepted.  We cannot accept VHS, cassette tapes, or Reader...

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May the 4th Be with You

Handley Regional Library System announces several activities for Star Wars Day:  May the 4th be With You.  Kids ages 6-12 can pick-up activity kits at Bowman Library on May 4th and Handley Library has activity kits available now. 

There is also a special, interactive virtual program on Tuesday, May 4th at 4:30PM complete with Star Wars trivia, a snack and craft idea, and a chance to win a prize planned on Zoom.  Registration is required. 

This is a virtual program with registration required on Zoom at https://www.handleyregional.org/events/virtua...

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Online Game Night for Adults

Handley Regional Library System invites adults 18+ to spend Saturday night with library staff playing online tabletop games on Discord.  We will have a wide selection of games to choose from on BoardGameArena.com and both voice and text chat channels open throughout. Discord and Board Game Arena accounts aren't necessary to join us, but both are free if you choose to make one.  Email afoote@handleyregional.org for questions.  This is a virtual program with registration at https://www.handleyregional.org/maygamenight.

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Weekly Media Brief - Apple Blossom, Career Help, and More!

Handley Regional Library System Weekly Media Brief

April 19-April 24

Winchester, VA (April 19, 2021) – Handley Regional Library System announces the following weekly updates and programs to the community:

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives to Showcase Apple Blossom Festival History

Handley Regional Library System and the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives will be sharing several historical memories from the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® on the library system’s Facebook at @handleyregional starting Monday, April 26-Friday, May 1. 

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Job Seeker and Career Resources for the Community

We have several ways to help the community during the pandemic with job seeker and career resources through tools in our 24/7 Digital Library, books on career-related topics, and by being a supporter of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Virtual Job Fair on April 29th. 

Download the flyer on career books. 

“We support the needs of the community in all situations with access to library services,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System.  “COVID-19 has impacted employment for a lot of individuals, and we want everyone to know we...

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April 12th Weekly Media Brief - Cylcing, Game Night & More!

April 12-April 17

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

Third Thursday, Exploring the Outdoors:  Cycling – April 15th at 6:30PM

 Handley Regional Library System and the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System announce the next virtual outdoors series that will focus on cycling.  Attendees will learn about local areas to cycle, bike safety, and local bike clubs from two experienced cyclists -John Copenhaver and John Crandell.  This series is hosted by Susan Tschirhart – hi...

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National Library Week 2021

Handley Regional Library System is joining libraries across the US to celebrate National Library Week April 4-10, 2021.  National Library Week 2021 is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. 

In recognition of this week, Mayor John David Smith, Jr. of Winchester has issued an official proclamation announcing the critical value Handley Regional Library System provides. 

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