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Rockin' the Library

All About Our Rockin' the Library Guests

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Bridget Colwell
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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Cheryl Nakagawa

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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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Preschool Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Enjoy an early literacy program focused on school-readiness skills perfect for preschoolers who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Then, stay for an interactive craft. Program is intended for Ages 3-6 and their caregivers.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

STARBASE Camp

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

In this camp, friends will explore STEAM + literacy through adventure! Ages 10-14. Register with the participating child's name only.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.

Lego Club @ Bowman Library

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:

Bring your imaginations and join us every week for a different building challenge!! All children ages 6 & up are invited to come out; no registration is needed. Our theme this week is...Rainforests

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

Tween Splatter Art

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Back Lawn
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: Hangout, Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join us for a night filled with splattering paint to create our own Jackson Pollock inspired artwork!

Registration required and is for ages 8-12.

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Starlight Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Handley Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to this special bedtime storytime as the lights go down. All Ages.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Baby STEAM Lab

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:

Let your little tinker and problem solve in this multisensory program based on a theme. Wear clothes you don't mind getting messy in! Ages 0-3.

This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime at Clarke!

11:00am - 11:30am
Clarke County
Library Branch: Clarke County
Room: CCL Children's Area
Age Group: Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Storytimes
Event Details:

Come to the Clarke County Library Children's Room for stories and fun! Miss Bonnie will share a new adventure with early readers and their families each week. All are welcome!

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Trit Trot to Bowman--Baby Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:

Trit Trot to Bowman is an early literacy program for infants, 0-18 months, and their families and caregivers. Introduce your babe to the joys of books, language, movement, and music!

Disclaimer(s)

Library Consent Statement for Photography and Video

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Photography Notification

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

This event is in the "Ages 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.

STARBASE Camp

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Ages 6-11, Teens (12+)
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

In this camp, friends will explore STEAM + literacy through adventure! Ages 10-14. Register with the participating child's name only.