All Branches will be Closed June 19th

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Bowman Library

Bowman Building Exterior

Contact Us

Address:
871 Tasker Road, P. O. Box 1300 Stephens City, VA 22655

Directions: Google Maps

Phone: (540) 869-9000

Fax: (540) 869-9001

Branch Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: Closed

Blog Entries

Rockin' the Library

All About Our Rockin' the Library Guests

Posted on:
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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Upcoming Events

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

Arabic Storytime

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Children's Room Reading Porch
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Families
Program Type: Story Sharing, Bilingual, Music & Movement, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:

Join us for Arabic Storytime on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm. Registration required.

A note from the presenter:

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 "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Bubble Dance Party

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bowman Library
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Back Lawn
Age Group: Children, Ages 0-5, Ages 6-11, Teens (12+), Families
Program Type: Hangout, Music & Movement, STEAM
Event Details:

Join us for a bubble dance party complete with music and as many bubbles as we can make!

This program will take place outside; please plan accordingly.

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. 

Closed for Juneteenth

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Virtual Events, Bowman Library, Clarke County, Handley Library, Archives, Off Site
Description:

All branches will be closed for Juneteenth.