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01/28/2016 - 1:22pm
Easy Books for Beginning Readers

Do you have a beginning reader at home? If so, you’ve probably noticed how challenging it can be to find truly easy books for them to enjoy.

01/19/2016 - 3:22pm
Christie Hoerneman: NextGen Award Winner

In December 2015, Christie Hoerneman was awarded a "Top Ten of the NextGen" award from the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, which honors an emerging leader who "excels in the business environment, has a passion for community and is innovative in their approach." Christie is the head of Research at the England Run Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

01/19/2016 - 1:53am
Kindergarten Book Giveaway

Come in between January 19 and March 31 and let your kindergartner choose a book to own—a book from the library that she or he doesn't have to return!

Once a year, we give a book away to all kindergarten students in order to encourage their love of reading, fuel their imaginations, and add building blocks to their growing reading skills. It’s our pleasure.

01/12/2016 - 9:05am
PAWS for Reading

Do you find reading a little ruff?

Then come to the PAWs for Reading program that brings children and trained therapy dogs from Blue Gray Therapy Dogs together. PAWs for reading can help to foster a love of reading within children as well as giving them an opportunity to become more comfortable with reading. Readers can bring a book from home, check out a book from the library when they arrive, or request a book from one of these CRRL booklists for dog lovers:

01/12/2016 - 12:03pm
The Lindberghs: First Couple of the Air

Most people today have heard of Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly non-stop over the Atlantic Ocean. Fewer people these days are familiar with Anne Morrow Lindbergh, his wife, but, in the mid-20th century, they were both well-known in America and abroad.  

02/05/2016 - 4:51pm
Fabulous Friday: Journey to Freedom

When it comes to sharing history with young people, nothing brings it alive better than a living historian leading activities and offering truly historic objects that can be explored by little hands. This February, observe Black History Month at your library with opportunities to meet living historians from the 23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops, visit a historic one-room school house, or learn about secret code used for the Underground Railroad. These Fabulous Friday: Journey to Freedom events are happening at five of CRRL's library branches.

01/12/2016 - 9:03am
Grow a Reader Workshop: Sprouting Success for Young Minds

Grow a Reader Workshop - Coming Soon!  Sign up Now!

What:  "Sprouting Success for Young Minds"

When:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00-9:00  (snow date March 2, 2016)

Where:  England Run Branch - call 540-899-1703 to register at the Youth Services Desk

Who: For preschool teachers, caregivers, and anyone who works with young children

01/27/2016 - 4:32pm
Grow a Reader Special: Be My Valentine

Let us help make your Valentine's Day love-ly! Check out these classes, books, and activities for fun ideas to make your celebration special.  

01/06/2016 - 12:55pm

Oranges bring a warm sweetness to the dreariest winter day. They are full of good things: vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Some oranges are used to make juice while others are eaten just as they are.

01/18/2016 - 1:55pm
Orange butterfly on purple flower *photo by Kelly Criscuolo DeButts

Are you as intrigued and enchanted by butterflies as I am? Come to the England Run Branch and learn how to attract them to your yard and create a sustainable butterfly habitat. Master Gardener Mary Henderson will talk about choosing plants, what types of butterflies you're likely to attract, and more! Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 8:30.

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