Bowman library book collection

The Handley Regional Library System’s Bowman Library in Stephens City is collecting gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, and electronic games.

Be aware they will not take any that are moldy, musty, or damaged in any way.

Computer science and medical books must not be any more than 5 years old and they do not take textbooks or magazines.

Volunteers will be available from 9 am to 11:45 in the Bowman Meeting Room today. 

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Bowman Library unveils new amphitheater

The Bowman Library is celebrating the grand opening of the new amphitheater with a Rally for Reading today from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will start things off followed by a puppet show, stories and interactive musical play in the children’s room.

Then back at the amphitheater they will hold a Children’s Concert by Tony M. Music and a Biodiversity program from the North Mountain Wildlife Center.

There will also be a magician, face paintings, a bounce house, food served by the Boy Scouts and more!

For more information on the grand opening celebration, click here.

The amphitheater will host many upcoming programs and events including Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s Sunset Series.

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News Maker Mary Anton on the Summer Reading Program

The Handley Regional Library System announced their Summer Reading Program.

The program began May 27 at Handley Library Winchester and will open June 3 at the Bowman Branch of the Library and June 10 at the Clarke County Branch.

We spoke to Bowman Branch Manager Mary Anton about the June 3 kick off in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Mary tells us not only about the opening of the Summer Reading program but also the grand opening of the much anticipated opening of the Amphitheatre at their location.

She also tells us how the program works at all three Handley Library branches.

Mary also tells of the prizes being offered throughout the program which ends August 9.

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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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HRLS and MSV bring back kid’s program

The Handley Regional Library System and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley are bringing back their program Tiny Tales.

The program is intended for children up to 6 years old and their caregivers.

On the second Wednesday of each month until December, a different story theme will be chosen that complements exhibits in the museum.

Scheduled programs include the Harvest Hoedown, Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Holidays Around the World.

Admission to the program is free and there is no registration required. For more info, click here.

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News Maker Donna Hughes on HRLS’s summer reading finale

Handley Regional Library System (HRLS) will wrap up their highly successful summer reading program this week.

We spoke with Bowman Library’s Youth Services Division Head  Donna Hughes about it in our latest news maker.

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

Donna tells us about the amazing number of students that participated in the program.

She also tells us how the program is set up and the need to have participants submit their information by Wed. Aug. 10.

Donna also tells us about the celebration at the end of the event on Sat. Aug. 13 at Bowman Library Stephens City.

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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 handleyregional.org.

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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 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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