Get Curated Reading Suggestions on Selected Topics Sent Right to Your Inbox.

Kids Place

New Arrivals

Kids Blog

Remembering Together

Eight Books To Help Your Family Remember Together

Posted on:

Having a family member living with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, or another form of memory loss can be confusing for children to understand and cope with. Family dynamics may need to change to help care for the family member, and it’s normal for kids to experience a wide array of emotions. Connecting with others who have similar experiences can really help make sense of everything, and books are one of the best ways we can learn more about people and situations we relate to.

Read More
Middle Grade New Books pt. 11 Book Covers

Middle Grade Book Spotlight--New Books pt. 11!!!

Posted on:

Our Middle Grade book spotlight this week is focused on  books that have recently been added to our collection meaning they are new!!!!  New books are the best; they have a new book smell and there is just something about being one of the first people to read it.  There is a great mix of fiction and non-fiction titles including some recent award winners; there is literally something for everyone!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag

Read More
Handley Celtic Fest

Handley to Take Part in Old Town Celtic Fest!

Posted on:

Handley Library will be hosting two different events on March 16th in collaboration with Old Town's Celtic Fest!

First, at 3:00 PM in the Robinson Auditorium, we have Irish dancers of all ages from Armstrong Irish Dance Academy coming to perform, in celebration of St. Patrick's day! Click here to see the event in our calendar. 

Read More

Upcoming Events for Kids

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

Chess at Bowman Library

10:00am - 12:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch - Teen Area
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Gaming, STEAM
Event Details:
Chess enthusiasts come and play! Play chess to learn or strengthen your skills of the game. Players of all ages and strengths are welcome to come and play. We gather every week on Saturday mornings to play casual chess games. Chess at Bow...

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 6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: Bowman Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Adults
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament for Grades K-12 All skills and abilities welcome. Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Doors open at 10:00 am. Registration & Pairings: 10:00 am Round 1 - 10:30 am Subsequent rounds as soon as possible. Lu...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Family Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy an early literacy program for the entire family who will learn through stories, rhymes, songs and more. Program is intended for Ages 0-6 and their caregivers. This Week's Theme:  Snowflakes and Snowballs    ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Storytime and Puppets - Snowflakes & Snowballs

11:00am - 11:30am
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5
Program Type: Story Sharing, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a program perfect for preschoolers to learn through stories, rhymes, movement, and song. (Best for ages 3 & up) This week's theme is: "Snowflakes & Snowballs"! Don't be a "flake," and come have a "ball" with us as we celebrate s...

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 "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.

LEGO Club

11:00am - 12:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: STEAM
Event Details:
Get your brick on in this weekly building challenge. Program is intended for all ages. ...
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 "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Remembering Together

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Handley Library
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Storytime Nook
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Story Sharing, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy a multi-generational program with stories and music celebrating all members of the family, especially those dealing with dementia and memory loss. In partnership with Westminster Canterbury. All Ages.     ...
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.

Movie Saturdays at Bowman

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Families
Program Type: Film, Hangout
Event Details:
IT'S SHOWTIME! Join us for a family movie event complete with snacks and drinks to enjoy together. Today's show is...Abominable ...

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.

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 We...
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...Libraries! ...

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.