HRLS removes fines for children’s materials

The Handley Regional Library System is removing overdue fines from most children’s materials including books, CDs, audio-books, and DVDs regardless of the age of the person checking them out.

The items are still required to be returned.

John Huddy, the director of the Library System believes this will “improve literacy for the youth in our area and remove any barriers that our patrons may have to get access to our materials.”

Evidence has been cited by the American Library Association that eliminating fines increases sign up and library use.

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Spring Into the Library at HRLS

Spring Into the Library today with events at all three branches of the Handley Regional Library System.

Some of the events will include chess, Story-time and Puppets, and an Author Talk with Rita Finch Petit at Bowman Library.

The Clarke County location will have a story with a craft.

The Handley Library will hold a Behind The Scenes Tour, a Lego club, an “Adulting 101 Workshop,” and more.

For a full list of events and times, head to the handleyregional.org.

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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 handleyregional.org/bingo.

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Handley Regional Library celebrate Heritage Day

Handley Regional Library System with official host Museum of Shenandoah (MSV) announce Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day Saturday March 6.

This year it is an open to the public free virtual program with registration requested.

The program will focus on genealogy.

The topics will focus on family research from local historical societies and library tools.

Find out more and register at here.

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Handley Library offers classes on online services

Handley Regional Library System is offering a 3 part series to show off their online services.

Exploring the library will be offered at all 3 of the library’s locations at Handley, Bowman and Clarke County.

Starting March 10 at 7 p.m. Exploring the Library: Catalog Tips and Tricks.

March 17 at 7 p.m. Exploring the Library: Hidden Treasures on the Library Website.

March 24 at 7 p.m. Exploring the Library: Deep Dive into the Digital Library.

More information on these zoom classes is available at the Handley Library’s website.

You can register at handleyregional.org.

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