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Welcome to the Handley Regional Library System Beanstack Tutorial! We hope the following videos will answer any questions you may have for Beanstack, from signing up, to logging and using tickets, to earn prizes. If you still have trouble after looking through these tutorials, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Signing in for Returning Participants
If you have participated in one of our reading programs before, including a recent summer or winter challenge, this video will show...Read Full Post
Our Adult Summer Reading Program starts Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th through Labor Day on September 7th. Adults 18+ will have a chance to win prizes based on reading logs they complete and turn in listing the number of books, eBooks, and audiobooks they read. Prizes include a variety of gift cards to Netflix, Roma’s, Dominoes, Pizzoco, and more. Registration opens May 25th at www.handleyregional.org/asrp2020.
Reading logs are due by September 9th and each completed log is a chance to win. Participants will receive their reading logs through email or mail and comple...Read Full Post
Our annual summer reading program for kids and teens with the theme of “Imagine Your Story” begins on May 30th with a special day-long virtual kick-off program called Rally for Reading on Facebook and Instagram @handleyregional.
The summer reading program will run through August 6th and will feature a mix of virtual programs for kids and teens including interactive storytimes and puppet shows, teen-led art programs and video game nights, STEAM activities from home, and more surprises. Virtual and live programs can be viewed online through Facebook @handleyregional.&nbs...Read Full Post
The results of the Valley Reads Summer Reading Program are in! This year’s theme was It’s Showtime at Your Library! and featured over 350 programs targeted at pre-readers through teenagers from storytimes, a songwriting workshop, a Japanese anime conference, live performances, STEAM workshops (science, technology, engineering, art and math), a cartoonist, and more. Kids and teens were able to enter to win prizes based on time and books read from June-August. The reading program was system-wide and had activities in Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester-City.
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It's finally here! We are excited to announce the summer reading finale celebration for kids and teens on August 10th at 11AM-1PM at Bowman Library in Stephens City. The system-wide celebration concludes the summer reading program, It’s Showtime at Your Library, for youth and features the Teen Puppet Troupe, the Tri-State Division of the Eastern Panhandle Ghostbusters who are displaying their ghostbusting vehicles and equipment, a giant marshmallow man and slime monster, a book reading of I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, and more surprises.
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Our special presenters continue with Wildlife Ambassadors! The show is on July 3rd at 10:30AM and is free and open to the public. The ambassadors help audiences get up close and personal with amazing animals from around the world and learn about their habitats. The animals in the program are non-releasable wildlife, unwanted pets, and captive bred educational animals.
“We are so excited to have the animals at Handley Library – it’s always a great show,” says Katie Moss, Youth Services Supervisor at Handley Library. “Kids and families will meet live animals and learn some f...Read Full Post
School may be out for summer, but learning doesn't have to stop!
In fact, it shouldn't.
Children who don't read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall, according to the iREAD Reading Program. This loss is referred to as the "summer slide."
That's where your local library comes in. Parents of children enrolled in public library summer reading programs reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer and were well prepared for school in the fall, according to iRE...
Handley Regional Library System announces former freestyle Frisbee champion, Gary Auerbach, is coming for a special performance at Handley Library on June 10th at 2PM. The performance is ideal for kids and teens, and is free and open the public. The Frisbee Guy will amaze the audience with his tricks, stories, and other interactive surprises. The performance is part of the library system’s summer reading for kids, teens, and families, Valley Reads: It’s Showtime at Your Library.
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We are sooo excited to announce that Parent’s Choice Award Winner and Grammy Nominated Kid Pan Alley will be offering a free songwriting workshop along with several performances for kids as part of the library system’s Valley Reads Summer Reading Program. Led by founder Paul Reisler, Kid Pan Alley will offer a song-writing workshop on June 24th at 6PM with a performance from workshop participants on June 25th at 11AM - both at Bowman Library in Stephens City. Registration is required and is now open for kids at www.handleyregional.org/kids. Separate from the workshop, Reisler and his group ...Read Full Post
We are excited to kick-off of Valley Reads, our summer reading program for kids, teens, and families, at the Rally for Reading on June 1st at 11AM at Bowman Library. Free and open to the public, the event features stories from local authors, an interactive puppet show, dancing, face painting, and more. Rally for Reading kicks off the summer reading program where participants can log reading hours and books read to win free books and other prizes donated by area businesses. The theme for this year’s reading program is It’s Showtime at Your Library! and features a unique mix of programs...Read Full Post
The family-friendly Celebration in the Garden will be on March 25th at 2PM in the outdoor Mike Foreman Reading Garden at Handley Library. The anticipated event features LIVE music from Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Mr. Jon and Friends, face painting, balloon twisting, interactive yard games, popsicles, and more! Kids and their families can also sign up for the Summer Reading Program where they can win prizes based on hours and books read or sign up for a library card for the first time. A drawing will also take place for a family 4-pack of tickets to any summer show at the Shenandoah Summer...Read Full Post