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.

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First day hike at a Virginia state park

The Shenandoah River State Park reminds you to mark your calendar for January 1st .

Start the New Year with a visit to one of Virginia’s 42 state parks.

Take a hike to inspire that New Year’s resolution or keep fit with this family friendly activity.

First Day Hikes are an initiative by America’s State Parks and are offered throughout the country.

There are many opportunities you can choose from to create new memories and perhaps start your Trail Quest.

Visitors will receive a commemorative sticker, while supplies last.

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