The Handley Regional Library System has announced the start of its winter reading challenge for kids and teens in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties. The challenge runs through the end of January.

Participants can win raffle prizes based on the number of books read. Library staff will also be conducting a series of programs online including interactive story times, teen video game nights, crafts and more.

New this year is the Virtual Mad Science Holidaze Show at 2 p.m. Jan. 16, where kids can experience “crazy” science experiments live on Zoom, and a special Penguin Appreciation Day on Jan. 20 featuring puppets, stories, and a chance for participants to add a penguin to display at Bowman Library.

Participants receive a small prize when registering for the reading challenge. Sign-up, learn more, and log your reading at Information:


  • Starting Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, repeated every week on Monday until Monday, January 25, 2021 — all day


Handley Library

100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA