- Jessica Farrow
What's the most important card you own? Here at CRRL, we think it's your library card! A library card is a key to lifelong learning, a ticket to new opportunities and experiences, and an all-access pass to everything CRRL has to offer.
From January 15–19, kindergarten students in Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties and the City of Fredericksburg will receive something special from their teachers. An application for a library card! The goal is for every child to have the opportunity to explore the wonderful world of over 700,000 books, DVDs and audios; grade-saving homework help; and fun after-school enrichment opportunities available to them from the public library.
Thanks to a remarkable partnership with area schools, kindergarten teachers distribute a public library card application to each child in their classrooms. Once caregivers complete the forms at home, students return them to their teachers, and new library cards are mailed directly to their homes, providing an important step toward lifelong reading and learning.
Between January 15 and March 31, kindergarten students who visit any branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library are invited to stop by a Youth Services desk where they can choose a free book—just for being in kindergarten!