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Review a Book, Win a Prize!

Review a book through the online catalog or in library branches, and your name will be entered into the weekly drawing to win a CRRL prize! [Contest open to VA residents only]  It's fast and easy to enter. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Don't forget to return to the book contest page and let  us know which book you reviewed so you can be entered into the contest. The contest will run through August 31, when the library's summer reading clubs end. It is open to all ages, so start reviewing today!

CRRL turns 40!

This July the Central Rappahannock Regional Library turns 40. 
Celebrate by visiting your library!
Check out a book, audiobook, cd, magazine, or video. Attend one of our many programs. Take advantage of wi-fi, available in all of our branches. Get help from one of our friendly librarians.

Our birthday wish is to provide you with the best library services around!

Find out more about the CRRL's history and our services.

Calling Local Authors!

Are you a local author? 
Help us wrap up the Summer Reading Program by being a part of our Book Signing Party at Porter on Saturday, August 22! 

Library patrons will have the opportunity to purchase your work and get your autograph! The party takes place from 2-5pm, and refreshments will be provided.

Call Porter at 540-659-4909 for more information, or to register.

A Lunar Anniversary

On a hot day in July forty years ago, millions of people were huddled around their radios and television sets waiting for the exciting news:  “The Eagle has landed.”


    In “Moonshot, The Flight of Apollo 11,” author-illustrator Brian Floca describes Neil Armstrong as “calm as a man who just parked a car” when he radios Houston that he’s landed safely on the moon.  Floca captures the mission’s mixture of calm professionalism and high drama in poetic words and watercolors. 

Storm Warnings!

Recent storms cause me to remember a tornado many summers ago in Illinois. In Virginia, our "season," or the time when we are at greater risk for experiencing tornadoes, is July through August according to the Weather Channel, with the hurricane season running from June through November. There's no time like now to take some precautions.   Find out more about storm warnings.

CRRL Presents: Judy Hansen, President Fredericksburg Sister City Association

This interview airs beginning July 15.
Fredericksburg’s Sister City is Frejus, France, a beautiful, historic city on the Mediterranean Sea.  Cultural and educational exchange programs, people to people, promote appreciation and understanding.  Debby Klein visits Judy Hansen to talk about the more than 25 years' relationship between Fredericksburg and Frejus.

Take me out to the ballgame


    Signing up for the summer reading club at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library comes with lots of benefits.  The most important, of course, is that kids are inspired to read for pleasure all summer long.  But starting this week, membership also means kids can pick up a coupon for free admission to a Potomac Nationals game on Sunday, August 9.  Stop by the children’s room at any library branch, and enjoy the game!

Dying for Tie-Dye

Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Get on your oldest clothes, grab some buckets and rubber gloves, and head for the backyard to create beautiful tie-dye crafts.

England Run Library Featured on The American Institute of Architects Web Site

England Run Library

The England Run Library (named the Falls Run Library in the early stages of the project) is featured on the American Institute of Architects web site. Find out more about the innovative design of our newest library.

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.