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Felting in the Summer?

By Sue Lawson

Although it may seem like a cold weather craft, felting is a great project for kids in the summertime.

Questions on felting have become very popular over the last several months at our library. People of all ages are now using this method to change the texture of a yarn or fur item to cause it to become matted or felt-like.

Bet You Can't Read Just One!

Thousands of kids and hundreds of teens have already signed up for this year’s summer reading clubs at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.  Now that schools are letting out, librarians are bracing for even more eager readers swarming into our branches. 


Summer means the youth services librarians get to turn their attention form homework help to one of their very favorite jobs:  matching readers with books.  Getting kids started on a great series is a special thrill as kids fall head over heels into characters and stories that continue in book after book. 

Be the First to Know with Wowbrary

Wowbrary

If you'd like to be among the first to learn about the newest books, DVDs, and CDs on hand and on order at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, you should consider signing up for Wowbrary. It's free and very cool!

Green Initiatives at England Run Branch

One of the main goals for the design of the England Run Library was to achieve a high level of sustainable design. We've done this through the use of recycled and non-toxic materials and energy-efficient lighting and design.

D-Day: 65 Years Ago on the Beaches of Normandy

After bouncing all night in cold, cramped steel boats, then waiting all day in broiling heat, the men of the Allied Expeditionary Force got the word: shortly after sundown, they would finally be getting off their floating, seasick prisons.

All they had to do then was run straight into machine gun fire, smash the Nazi army, and liberate Europe.

A New Branch for CRRL Patrons: England Run Library

A New Branch for CRRL Patrons: England Run Library

The newest member of the CRRL family, England Run Library, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010. Visit the England Run branch page for more information.

Atrium Gallery: 14th Annual Teen Art Show

View the library's annual Teen Art Show, co-sponsored by It! Magazine, through June 29, in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery. The show is open to students in grades 9-12, who live in the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Westmoreland counties.  

See winning works below:

 

Grades 11-12

1st Place:  "Rockstar" by Hillary Inman

 

A Glass of Lemonade and a Book

With summer almost here, it’s time for kids to find a cozy seat, a tall glass of lemonade and a good book, and read till the fireflies come out. This kind of leisurely, just-for-fun reading is at the heart of the summer reading club at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, “Be Creative @ Your Library!”

 

Netbooks for Newbies

Netbook use is on the rise everywhere--including your local library! Find outwhat you need to know about these tiny, affordable computers before you purchase. 

Salem Church Exhibit: Cornelia Raring

Salem Church Exhibit: Cornelia Raring

A small sampling of artist Cornelia Raring's works will be displayed in the lobby of the Salem Church branch in June. An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 7th from 2:00-4:00. The public is invited. Please come and celebrate a vibrant life and dearly missed friend.