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LibraryPoint Blog

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:31pm
The Community Give and Friends of the Library logos

The Community Give on Tuesday, May 3, was a huge success for nonprofits in the Rappahannock region. Generous donors gave over a million dollars to local organizations throughout the day.

The Friends of the Library participated for the second year and were thrilled with our final tally. Sixty-six library lovers donated a total of $3906--more than twice the amount raised last year!

The Friends extend a heartfelt thank-you to all who gave on May 3, with a special thank-you to Dr. Lynne Richardson. Dr. Richardson, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Mary Washington, gave $1,000--the largest donation of the day--in honor of CRRL's new director, Martha Hutzel.

Donations received through The Community Give will support the purchase of books and other library materials; early literacy programming, including summer reading; and STEM classes and MakerLabs.

Again, thank-you, to all our donors! The Friends look forward to participating in 2017.

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:59pm
Picture of quilt

Congratulations to Tricia McDermott who held the winning ticket in our Friends of the Library Mother’s Day quilt raffle! She took home a beautiful 1930s quilt featuring the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. The raffle raised a total of $1745 for the Donna Cote Memorial Fund, established in honor of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s longtime Director, which will provide books for incarcerated youth at the Rappahannock Juvenile Center.

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 1:18am
Cover to Red Queen

Area seventh and eighth grade teens have created the ultimate summer reading list, the Cafe Book Top Teen Picks. Every school year, students from 14 area middle schools read from among 16 recently published young adult books and vote on their favorites. The titles they choose the most frequently are stickered and displayed in library branches, and we can’t keep them on the shelves! This year, five titles were chosen by at least nine schools.

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:58pm
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During the month of June, enjoy paintings by locals who participate in the Stafford County Parks and Recreation senior citizens' art group at our England Run Branch. For an extra treat, join us for free refreshments and lovely, live harp music at a reception for the show on Saturday, June 4, from 2:00 - 4:00. All are welcome!  

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:36am

Moira has the perfect birthday planned. "I want to invite grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, aaaaand kindergarten." Mom says no, so Moira asks her dad.

Dad says no, but somehow everybody in every grade "...aaaaand kindergarten" shows up for the party. The house is full, and the kids are hungry, but luckily Moira knows what to do to save the day.

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:25am
Summer Reading Is Coming!

Imagine lying in your hammock, completely spellbound by an amazing book, during a beautiful summer afternoon. Crickets are chirping, a soft breeze is blowing, and you are so relaxed (or, maybe if you're reading a thriller, on edge--but in a good way). Or, perhaps you are a parent longing for fun and free entertainment for your kids during a quiet afternoon or to refresh your family's library with a new batch of books and DVDs to enjoy together.

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:35am
Power Up! Sciencetellers

We all know that a good story can capture an audience whether it be read, shown through a movie, or told to you another way. But did you ever think that science could be a form of storytelling?

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 1:12am
Father's Day Fun

There are so many men who help our children learn and grow. From dads and stepdads to grandpas and uncles, we want to celebrate them all. Join us at one of our special Grow a Reader classes to enjoy Father's Day songs, stories, and activities. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Monday, June 13, 11:00-11:30 at Snow Branch

Wednesday, June 15, 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30 at England Run Branch

Friday, June 17, 9:30-10:00 and 10:30-11:00 at Porter Branch


For more Father's Day fun, check out these great books.

 

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 8:38am
Super Summer Smash!

Ready to start your summer with a smash? With everything from pizza and games to live music and friends, the CRRL invites all teens to relax and have fun at our annual Super Summer Smash events. Live performances by the band Interrabang, dance and spoken word artist Alex Harvell, and the James Monroe High School hip-hop duo Flight Boiis will be the highlights, but there's more!

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 1:42pm
Cover to Exhilarating Prose

Writing is a peculiar art. Some people seem to be born with a distinctive style and voice which comes effortlessly to them. Most of us, however, need to work hard to learn the fundamentals and are constantly seeking to improve our ability to craft sentences, create paragraphs, and organize a coherent series of ideas which make up a well-written book or article. 

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