All branches will be closed on Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines are available 24/7!

The Friends Support the Library's 2010-11 Budget

Responses from our Postcard Campaign

Book Budget History

This graph shows the dramatic reduction CRRL's book budget has sustained through the past few years. Click on the graph for a larger version.

CRRL Budget Cuts

If you…

  • are finding fewer books to choose
  • are waiting longer for your holds
  • are missing your favorite magazines
  • can no longer access library databases
  • are waiting longer in line to receive answers
  • have fewer library programs to attend
  • are waiting longer in line for computers
  • are experiencing cutbacks in library services to schools
...then you are feeling the $1.3 million dollar cut to the CRRL budget for fiscal year (FY) 2009-10

What can you do about it?
The Friends urge you to support full funding for the many services and resources at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. These funds will restore the book budget, and allow the library to staff and operate the new England Run branch. Call, write, or email your local elected officials and ask them to support full funding for the library’s FY2010-11 budget!

Help the CRRL Remain Virginia's #1 Library!

Registered patrons 184,054
FTE staff 129.45
Full-time staff positions lost '09/'10 13
Ratio of patrons to staff 2,185:1
Items circulated 8,141,675
Questions answered 795,083
Library visits 2,366,266
Computers checked out 182,502
Items in collection 635,771
Book Budget in FY'08 $1,250,063
Book Budget this year $722,400
Staff Raises last 2 years $0