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Listen Now - WINC FM Interivew with John Huddy

John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System, was interviewed by Barry Lee on Library Card Sign-up Month and back to school with your local library.

Hear the 3-minute interview here.

More information on Library Card Sign-up Month Back to School Help with Your Local Library ...
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Winchester Alamo Film Club DVDs at the Library

The Show Must Go On!

When you think about public library offerings for patrons, material books are usually the first thing that comes to mind. Handley Regional Library System has a lesser known collection of unique DVD movies donated by partner Winchester Alamo Film Club that would satisfy even the greatest fan of cult, foreign, and independent films.

Search the film club DVDs in our catalog now.

 

Originally shown in the local theater for their members, the Alamo Film Club over the years has donated more than 700 DVDs that library patrons can now e...

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Library Community Usage Report Released

Handley Regional Library System announces today the release of their annual library usage stats from fiscal year of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.  Overall reports showed continued community usage despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report reflects program and service usage at all 3 library locations – Handley Library, Bowman Library, and Clarke County Library.  These stats, along with others, are reported annually by the library system for funding and analysis of additional initiatives. 

“It really is a great thing to be have a community so involved with not on...

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Back to School Help for Students, Families, and Teachers

Handley Regional Library System has announced a special initiative to their entire service area (Clarke and Frederick Counties and Winchester City) focused on providing students, parents/caregivers, and teachers back to school help with resources available from their local library. 

The library system has launched a webpage and a video at www.handleyregional.org/backtoschool to show the featured and most-requested services for students, teachers, and families including research and homework help, talking points for adults as they navigate the COVID-19 epidemic with children, ...

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Book Spotlight Videos Launch Online for Kids and Teens to Promote Reading

To connect with kids and teens virtually, the library staff at Handley Regional Library System announces a new series of online videos featuring book recommendations and activities for kids, teens, and families.  The book spotlight videos premiere weekly on Mondays and are presented by library staff through an interactive format to develop and enhance core literacy and learning skills.  The schedule is below with videos available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/handleyregional and the library system’s YouTube page.

Ready to Read this Week, Mondays at 11AM Middle Grade ...
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T-Mobile Hotspot Devices for Internet at Home

Handley Regional Library System announces today the improvement of their mobile hotspot checkout program by switching fully to T-Mobile with devices available at all 3 library locations. Borrowers now have unlimited data and better internet connection, especially in more remote areas in Frederick and Clarke Counties.  Currently, 39 devices are available for up to 1 week to one household/cardholder at a time due to high demand. Patrons must be 18+ to physically checkout the device.  The hotspot checkout program is of great need in the community, especially when not all households h...

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month - We Focus on Education and Community

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Handley Regional Library System joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind the communities they serve about the critical importance of libraries and having a library card.  This year, the library system is focusing on highlighting services that support students and families learning at home due to COVID-19, along with several community initiatives including resources for career and business, the 24/7 Digital Library, virtual programs for all ages, and at-home entertainment options – all free with ...

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This Week at the Library - Back to School and Read-a-Likes

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

Free Online Back to School Concert for Kids

Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing.  September 4, 2020, 2PM-3PM.  This is free and open to the public on Facebook at www.facebook.com/handleyregional

Service Spotlight:  Series and Read-A-Likes in the Library Catalog

We have a new feature in our online catalog https://catalog.handleyregional.org/ when searching for materials.&n...

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Parent’s Choice Award-Winner, Mr. Jon and Friends, to Perform Virtual Back to School Concert for Kids

Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing.  Handley Regional Library System is bringing this virtual program on Facebook LIVE to the community as part of their virtual programs for kids and families.

When:

September 4, 2020, 2PM-3PM.  This is free and open to the public on Facebook at www.facebook.com/handleyregional

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For kids up to 11 years old and their families.  Mr. Jon plays over 200 shows a year for kids, sharing the stage with bands like The Pop Ups and The Imagina...

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July Community Library Usage Report

The library system has released the community usage report for July outlining specific stats from usage of library services, products, and virtual programs. 

For questions, or more information, contact the public relations department at mswain@handleyregional.org. 

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Virtual Author Talk with Jennifer Pharr Davis, Critically Acclaimed Author and Record Setter for Fastest Hiker of Appalachian Trail

The Friends of the Handley Regional Library System present an engaging virtual author talk and QA with Jennifer Pharr Davis - a record setting hiker, National Geographic Adventurer, and writer of numerous books and articles for the New York Times, Outside, and Backpacker.

This session will be moderated by co-chair of the Warren County/Front Royal Appalachian Trail Community, Susan Tschirhart.

Jennifer has published 8 books, including The Pursuit of Endurance (Penguin Random House) and her best-selling adventure memoir Becoming Odyssa.   She is in this year's IM...

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Print from Anywhere and Pick it Up at the Library

We are excited to announce the availability of a remote printing service for the community called PrintME available at Bowman Library and Handley Library.   Users can upload their documents to the PrintME app, printme.com, or print@printme.com at home, on the go, or even at the library.  They will receive a confirmation code to take to the PrintME station at Bowman or Handley Libraries and pay with a credit card for a quick, contactless transaction when they pick-up their print job.

Learn more about PrintMe and watch the video.

Patrons can also pay by cash...

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This Week at the Library - Remote Printing, World Music, New Exhibit, & More

New Exhibit at Handley Library – The Strength of Women:  Suffragette Movement

Our display this month shows elements of the local fight for women’s right to vote.  The display highlights Fannie Baker Dunlap, who registered for the vote on October 2, 1920 at 56 years of age, and Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, a member of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. In fact, Winchester’s first two women, Isabel E. Baker and Frances W. Beverly, registered to vote on August 27, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago this month.  More information is available here and at the Stewart Bell Jr. Ar...

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Personalized Book Match Service to Help the Community with Reading Recommendations

We are helping book lovers answer the age old question of “what to read next” with their new, personalized service called Book Match.  To use the free service, patrons simply answer a few quick questions on an online form on the library system’s website about preferred reading formats, a description of recently enjoyed books, genres/books you do not want to read, and more.  Library staff will receive an email and begin an in-depth search to compile a list of suggested reads within a few days and send the patron a personalized email curated with a list of books and descriptions.&nb...

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Library Weekly Media Brief

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

“Expect the Unexpected” Used Book Sale Now-August 22 – Appointments Required

This book sale has adjustments due to COVID-19 and proceeds will fund library programs and services.  Appointments are required with a 1-hour time limit.  Prices range from $1-$2 and will start with non-fiction titles. Full details here.

Free Family Movie Nights Streaming on Hoopla

Hoopla, our online streaming service for movies, music, TV, and more with a library ...

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