News Maker John Huddy on Handley Library’s 110 anniversary

Handley Library in Winchester has turned 110 years of age.

We spoke with Handley Regional Library System’s Director John Huddy about the library in our latest news maker.

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John gives us a little history behind the library and John Handley thoughts behind it and architecture.

He also tells us of the many attributes the library brings to the community.

John also tells us of  an event coming up Saturday December 9 at 12:30 in the library’s auditorium.

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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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