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Rally for Reading is HUGE this year!

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The Handley Regional Library System is excited to announce the "Rally for Reading" kickoff event for the 2023 Summer Reading Program, with the theme "All Together Now." This year is special, as there will be unique celebrations at all three branches!

Handley Library will kick off the season with its event on Saturday, May 27, from 11 AM to 1 PM, with patrons able to “Touch a Truck”, watch a magic show, and they will also be collecting food for Bright Futures. Clarke County Library will have its event on Saturday, June 10, from 1 PM to 3 PM, where live music for kids will be featured with Marsha and the Positrons.

The Bowman Library event will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Bowman Library located at 871 Tasker Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy various fun activities, including a bounce house, lawn games, a magician, food trucks, entertainment in the amphitheater, and more! The event will also feature the unveiling of the new amphitheater, constructed by the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department, with a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 AM, making it a perfect occasion for the community to come together and celebrate reading and outdoor entertainment.

"We're thrilled to be kicking off our Summer Reading Program with a fun-filled event that encourages reading and brings the community together. We hope to see many families and individuals join us for an afternoon of entertainment and learning," said John Huddy, Handley Regional Library System Director.

Come to all the celebration events! The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage individuals of all ages to read and learn throughout the summer months. Through a variety of reading challenges, events, and activities, the program aims to promote literacy, imagination, and community engagement.

“We are excited to bring this new amenity to the community and we appreciate the opportunity to work with the Handley Regional Library System," said Stacy Herbaugh, Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department Director.