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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HRLS celebrates 20 years of Bowman Library

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Handley Regional Library System (HRLS) will celebrate the 20 anniversary of the Mary Jane and James L. Bowman Library.

The Library opened  July 16, 2001 with an anniversary celebration next Sat. Jul. 17.

The celebration includes a chance for visitors to join in a musical jam so bring an instrument or just enjoy an old time music session.

A family photobooth will be in the library along with the history of the library itself.

A story walk around the library’s spacious grounds as well.

This is a prime opportunity to see and enjoy what the Bowman Library has to offer Stephens City and community.

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