MARCH brings daffodils,
breezes, and--less eagerly
anticipated--local budgets. Despite signs of a gradually strengthening economy, local elected officials are struggling with reduced revenues and increased demand for services. In times like these, why fund the Central Rappahannock Regional Library?
Think of the library as the bellwether of the economy. When times are tight, libraries see business booming. At the CRRL, we're checking out more books (1.2 million more than last year), answering close to a million reference questions, and experiencing a 50 percent increase in computer bookings. People are making a beeline to our libraries to seek and apply
for jobs online, to use computers
to connect with friends and family,
to check out books for help with homework assignments, and to get help filing taxes.