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Storyteller Kim Weitkamp Comes to the CRRL

Storyteller Kim Weitkamp Comes to the CRRL

Kim Weitkamp, recently featured in the Free Lance-Star, will perform "Laugh Out Loud Stories" for school age children and adults at Headquarters Library at 4:30, on Wednesday, March 4. See her at 7:30 that evening at Snow Branch for "Freckles, Fibs, and Family" - a performance for teens and adults, filled with humorous stories about love and lessons learned from family.

Salem Church Grand Opening: Tuesday, March 3

Salem Church Grand Opening: Monday, March 2

The Salem Church Branch will have its Grand Opening on Tuesday, March 3. Come and see your brightly decorated, renovated and expanded library. See pictures from the start of construction up to this week!

Improvements to the Catalog

Library catalog

The library catalog has recently been upgraded with a number of new features.

CRRL Mobile Catalog - Browse this speedy, text-only version of the catalog from your mobile device. Available from the top right of the catalog screen.

Headquarters Atrium Gallery: Stephanie Bingham Woolsey

Works by Stephanie Bingham Woolsey

See sculpture and mixed media works by Stephanie Bingham Woolsey through February in the Atrium.

February Mini Book Sale at HQ

stack of books

Mark your calendar for the February Mini Book Sale at Headquarters on February 13-18.  This annual sale features romances, mysteries, and science fiction books and other materials - a little something to break the doldrums in these last few weeks of winter.

The Homeschool Phenomenon

Not every child today learns in a big building with lots of other students all studying the same things at the same time. In the past twenty years, the homeschool phenomenon has caught fire across America.

Megan Hicks, A Storyteller and More

This interview airs beginning February 11.
Megan Hicks delights audiences of all ages with her storytelling.  She also writes and creates fun craftwork. Join Debby Klein as she visits Megan on CRRL Presents.

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Wanted: Local High School Yearbooks

Wanted: Local High School Yearbooks

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library wants to add to its local yearbook collection for the region we serve: Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland. If you have a yearbook gathering dust on some bookcase in the back bedroom, perhaps you would donate it to the Virginiana collection? Or, maybe you'd rather let us scan your yearbook so that while you keep it, you also may share the content with the entire community. If this is something you would like to do, please call the Headquarters library reference desk, 540-372-1144. Find out more.

So many books, so little time!

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My friends outside the library world look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them how I spent the last year. There were several wonderful, almost-relaxing family vacations (I spent too much time worrying about the mountain of books I'd brought along and hadn't read), a little time in the garden (with an audiobook playing) and an occasional peek at the Olympics or election news (book still open on lap), but really, when I wasn't working or sleeping this year, I was reading.

And the crowd went wild!

A thousand librarians and publishers gathered in Denver on Monday to hear the announcement of the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott and other youth media awards.