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Monster Mash Storytime

We’re doing the Monster Mash this week here at Handley Regional Library! You can join us with some great books about some (not so scary) monsters. Type in the tag: #monstermash in the search bar above to search for your monstrous pile of books for this week’s theme. 

Find some great books, such as Monster Mash by David Catrow, Hush Little Monster by Denis Markell, Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner, Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley, Monster Needs a Party by Paul Czajak, Ten Creepy Monsters by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Brave Horace by Holly Keller, and The Very Worst Monster...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Spooky & Scary Titles!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with spooks and scares!! Just in time to get you ready for Halloween, these books are filled with ghosts, spirits, creepy dolls that have come to life, unexplained happenings, and other spooky creatures that may have you reading with the lights turned on (I dare you to read with the lights turned off and just a flashlight). These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youthscary as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new middle grade book spotlight and if you h...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Spooky & Scary Titles!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with spooks and scares!! Just in time to get you ready for Halloween, these books are filled with zombies, ghosts, spirits, unexplained happenings, and other spooky creatures that may have you reading with the lights turned on (I dare you to read with the lights turned off and just a flashlight).  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yascary as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us k...

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New Digital Library Offerings

Digital Library Offerings Grow to Include Career Services and At-Home Learning Resources for Students and Adults During Pandemic

We have expanded the online services available in their 24-Hour Digital Library to the community.  Additional digital materials include enhanced resources for job searching and career development, specialized career testing, GED and college test preparations, at-home learning tutorials and practice tests of core educational skills (in both English and Spanish) for students and adults, plus more. 

You can access the Digital Library fr...

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Just for Kids! A Day in the Life of a Children's Librarian

There is something magical about arriving on the children’s floor at Handley Library. As you enter the room, you will most likely see a smiling face (under the mask!) at the information desk. The librarians that work here love to see the wonder in children’s eyes and hear their laughter as they explore all the books and media that we have to offer. There are 3 Youth Services Assistants and 1 Children's Librarian, called a Youth Services Supervisor, here to help you find the right book, answer your questions, and present virtual programs. But have you ever wondered what these lovers of ...

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Author Spotlight: Terry Pratchett

HE’S AMAZING, HE’S WONDERFUL, YOU SHOULD READ HIS BOOKS, JUST TRUST ME…

is what I would say if I were talking to a friend about Terry Pratchett, one of my all-time favorite authors. Since you can’t see me excitedly waving my hands around, or bear witness to the stupid grin on my face, I will have to explain with words why I love Terry Pratchett so much, and why you should love him too (or at least give him a chance). His books are always funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes silly parodies, and sometimes cutting satire. He touches on culture, politics, and human nature without gett...

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Dig Those Dinosaurs Storytime

We’re digging dinosaurs this week for our storytime theme and we have some dinoriffic books to share! You’ll find them when you type in the tag: #dinosaurfun into the search bar above. Look for books such as Stomp, Stomp! A Dino Romp by Bob Kolar, Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea, Dinosaur Colors by Paul Stickland, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Johnathan Stutzman, How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? By Jane Yolen, Dino-Football by Lisa Wheeler, We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Byron Barton, The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne. ...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Thrillers & Suspense!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with suspense and thrills!! Sometimes I think these are the scariest types of books because you have no idea what is going to happen next and your brain prepares for the worst as you turn the page, not knowing what is going to be there waiting for you.  If you are looking for a read that is going to keep you on the edge of your seat then you have come to the right place!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #youththriller as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check b...

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Teen Book Spotlight--Thrillers & Suspense!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is on books that are filled with thrills and suspense!!  These are the reads that are going to keep on the edge of your seat as you have no idea what is going to be on the next page.  You will find yourself holding your breath, either in fear or anticipation, and wanting to know what comes next; there may be some speechless or mouth dropped open moments.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yathriller as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if ...

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New Wonderbooks at Your Library

Reading Skills Get a Boost with New Wonderbooks - the Books that Read Out Loud – at Your Local Library

Introducing Wonderbooks - the book with a built-in audiobook player where kids can listen to the story as they read-along!  Over 100 popular titles – including Spanish and bilingual selections - have been added including picture books, graphic novels, and chapter books.  Each book also features a “Learning Mode” where the audio asks a series of open-ended, educator-vetted questions to help with reading comprehension and ongoing dialogue.  Wonderbooks can be found a...

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Our Book Club is Back! Won’t You Join Us?

Many patrons have asked and have been anxiously awaiting the return of our book club called Brown Bag with Books. In a normal atmosphere, book club participants would meet at Clarke County Library and bring their lunch to the discussion, thus the name Brown Bag with Books.

Now our book club is virtual as with many of our programs. ANYONE can join the book club in any location! Won’t you join us?

Our librarians have made their book picks 6 months in advance, so you can get ahead and going with your reading!

November 4th, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makka... Read Full Post

Wolves, Poetry, Teentober, & More - This Week at Your Library

Handley Regional Library System announces the following weekly updates and programs to the community:

October is TeenTober

TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October. It aims to celebrate teens and promote year-round teen services and literacies. Throughout the celebration, libraries highlight the innovative ways theyhelp teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and out of the library through programs, access to books, and more. See more programs and books for teens at www.handleyregional.org/teens. 

One-on-One Po...

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Fall Animal Friends Storytimes

We’re heading to the forest this week to find some fall animals friends. First stop, the library! 


Search our catalog for the tag: #woodlandanimals for great books to place on hold or come into the library and see all that we have to offer! You can check out books such as, Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert, Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around by Claudia Rueda, Forest Tracks by Dee-Dee Duffy, Over in the Forest by Marianne Berkes, and The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri. Scroll down to the song activities to download a Raccoon Mask you can color and act out whi...

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Enjoy the Harvest!

This time of year is ripe with fruits and vegetables fresh from the garden, famers’ markets and farm stands. So delicious! You can save a taste of summer by making preserves or jellies, pickles, drying or freezing this summer’s bounty. The library has an extensive cookbook section which includes books on canning and preserving such as: Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving and Foolproof Preserving 

 

Our non-fiction books are arranged by number (Dewey Decimal Classifica...

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Middle Grade Book Spotlight--Elyse's Favorites (Part 1)!!!

Our middle grade book spotlight this week is on books that are some of my all time favorites!!! These are the books that kept me reading till 3:00 in the morning, left me speechless and filled with emotions (including some crying on the couch), wanting to talk about it with someone instantly, and then telling everyone else they have to read it!  Some of these books are standalone titles while a few start a series; this was such a hard list to make.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #elyse’sfavorites as well as on Libby and Hoopla.&n...

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