Tour historic Handley library

Handley Library is continuing to celebrate its 110 years of community service nestled in downtown Winchester.

If you are a history enthusiast, join their tour on January 13th at 11 AM.

Unlock the secrets of this historic library, delving into its fascinating architecture and rich history.

The design of the library itself lends itself to literature, with the dome symbolizing a book spine and the wings being the book covers.

This beautiful structure opened to the public on August 21, 1913.

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Honoring Handley alumni and faculty who served the country

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Handley Regional Library Systems is honoring alumni and faculty who served our country as part of the 100th anniversary celebration.

The Benham Gallery at Handley Library on Piccadilly Street in Winchester will host a display of photographs and memorabilia on Monday, November 6th.

The exhibit is open to the public from 1 to 8 pm. November 11. 

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Teal Pumpkin Event

Bowman Public Library in Stephens City is hosting a Teal Pumpkin Event on October 31st from 10 am to 8 pm.

A Teal Pumpkin event is especially designed for children with food allergies.

Enjoy items and treats that are safe for everyone, a Halloween themed craft and story time by Megan at 4:30.

Wear your costume and help celebrate this extravaganza. 

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Family fun with the HRLS and Genesis Henry

The Handley Regional Library System has special events all day today at their various locations.

At the Handley Library in Winchester, they will host a Community Literacy Instructional Program, Paws for Reading session with therapy service dogs, and the Lego Club will have their weekly building challenge.

The Bowman Library starts their day with Chess followed by Storytime and Puppets at 11 am with our own Genesis Henry from the Midday Boost!

For times and information on additional events, click here.

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News Maker Adrienne Davis of HRLS on Tech Tuesdays

Do you struggle with computer issues?

Handley Regional Library Systems in Winchester is offering sessions to help each Tuesday starting October 4.

We spoke with branch manager Adrienne Davis about Tech Tuesdays in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Adrienne tells us about Tech Tuesday and the Professional Computer Technicians on hand to answer your questions.

She also tells us that computer of any and all types will be examined and explained.

Adrienne also tells us that if you can’t make the sessions at Handley Library with will be held in November at Bowman Library in Stephens City as well.

Click here for Adrienne’s interview.

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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

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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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HRLS prepares for used book sale

The Handley Regional Library System is collecting gently used books, CDs, DVDs, video games, and sheet music for their upcoming Spring Used Book sale.

VHS, cassette tapes, and Readers Digest books are no longer accepted.

Volunteers will be accepting donations today from 9 am to noon at Bowman Library.

Proceeds from the book sales benefit the Clarke County, Handley, and Bowman Libraries.

The next used book sale is scheduled for April 5th through the 9th at the Bowman location. 

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Handley Public Library teams with WPC for Computer Science Education week

In an email from Handley Library the announcement was made that the library is teaming with Winchester Public Schools (WPS) for Computer Science Education week.

Computer Science Education week is Dec. 6 through the 11 and is designed to encourage students to learn more about computer sciences.

Several free activities are being offered geared toward students K-12 but can include the whole family.

For starters the whole family can participate in the 5 plus Makerspace Monday program Dec. 6 starting at 4 p.m..

There is a week of activities scheduled including information on coding and debugging.

Click here to learn more on the events and register for the programs.

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