Winter reading challenge

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Handley Regional Library announces its Winter Reading Challenge.

This year’s theme is Where We Come From, inspired by the captivating picture book, “Where We Come From,” written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson.

Participants will be immersed in the rich history and captivating stories of individuals, exploring themes of family, history, identity, and belonging.

Through the magic of literature, readers will embark on a journey that encourages self-reflection.

All while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! 

The Winter Reading Challenge runs from January 1st to January 31st.

To register click here:

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News Maker Adrienne Davis of Handley Library’s new program

Handley Regional Library Systems launched a month long program today Mar. 1.

The program called Push Yourself Reading Bingo Challenge encourages and rewards people of all ages to read more.

We spoke to the Library System’s Branch Manager Adrienne Davis in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Adrienne tells us about the program and its rewards.

She also tells us that all Handley Library System Branches are back open with normal hours.

Adrienne also tells us the program is available in all branches of the library system including Handley in Winchester, Bowman in Stephen City and the Clarke County’s branch.

Click here for Adrienne’s interview.

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HRLS’s “Push Your Shelf” Bingo Challenge

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The River 95.3 and Handley Regional Libraries are coming together for the “Push Your Shelf” Bingo Challenge which will run throughout March.

The Challenge is a fun way for patrons to explore new genres, authors, movies, and more while competing to win a mini iPad.

Once you have your Bingo card, you can fill out each square with a different title that you’ve checked out during March.

All three branches of the HRLS are participating.

Entries must be submitted through an email or in person before 5 pm on April 2nd.

For complete instructions and how to get your bingo card, head to

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