Handley Library endowment aids growth

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Posted: December 8, 2012

The Winchester Star

Mainey Ventura of Berryville looks up some gardening information at the Clarke County Library. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Brandi Wilder of Stephens City and her son Brennen, 2, pick out books and DVDs at the Bowman Library. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Margaux Guerin-Williams, 13, uses one of the computer stations at the Clarke County Library in Berryville. She visited the facility with her mother Anne Guerin-Williams. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Jodie Harbaugh (from left) and her children Nicholas, 7, Isabela, 6, Charis, 9, and Jonathan, 10, wait their turns to check out books from Cheryl Davis at the Bowman Library near Stephens City. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Trish Ridgeway, executive director of the Handley Regional Library, said that even though the library’s endowment has grown 475 percent in 20 years, it could still do better. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Library aide Aimee Gangai, with help from the Handley Library puppeteers, reads a story to young listeners during the Winchester library’s Gingerbread Jamboree this week. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Douglas Bartley, a Clarke County resident and Belle Grove Plantation board member, looks at old photographs of the historic plantation provided by Handley Library archive librarian Rebecca Ebert at the Stewart Bell Jr. archives. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Katherine McCauley, 12, of Berryville explores the stacks in the Clarke County Library.

WINCHESTER

Handley Regional Library’s endowment fund has grown 475 percent in the last two decades. But Director Trish Ridgeway said it still could do better.

In recent years, the library has…



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