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Book Signing this Weekend

Book Signing: Virginia Horse Racing:Triumphs of the Turf

Author and CRRL Librarian, Virginia Johnson, and co-author Barbara Crookshanks will be signing copies of their book Virginia Horse Racing:Triumphs of the Turf, this Saturday, December 13, at the Griffin Book Shop & Coffee Bar in downtown Fredericksburg, from 2-4pm. 

Fredericksburg.com Editorial

"FIRST IN THE STATE and fourth in the nation: Those are high honors, and now our own Central Rappahannock Regional Library deserves a metaphoric bouquet for earning them."

Click here to read the Free Lance-Star's 12/4/08 editorial on the library.

"Local Library is Tops"

The Free Lance-Star recently published a wonderful article on the library, especially touting CRRL's #4 placement on Hennen's American Public Library Rankings:

"The Central Rappahannock Regional Library, which has branches in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland counties, is the best library in Virginia that serves 250,000 to 500,000 people, according to Hennen's American Public Library Rankings.

The CRRL ranked fourth nationwide in the same category. In 2001, the library ranked eighth nationally.

Virginia Women in History 2008

Virginia Women

Learn more about eight women, past and present, who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. This Traveling Panel Exhibition from the Library of Virginia is displayed in the Headquarters Atrium from December 2-30, 2008. Read more about the women featured in the exhibition here.

CRRL Presents: Paul Lewis, Executive Director of the Fredericksburg Athenaeum

Paul Lewis

This interview airs beginning May 20.
The Fredericksburg Athenaeum and the related Wounded Bookshop are nonprofit entities that provide artists, writers, poets, and people an opportunity to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy exhibitions, listening, and discussion. Paul Lewis talks with Debby Klein about bringing these delightful experiences to our community.


Salem Church Closing and Expansion

Salem Church

The Salem Church expansion project proceeds on schedule, with planned opening of the new 26,000 square foot facility in January - almost double the size of the original. During construction the book drop will remain OPEN, and you may return items there. You can also pick up reserves and classroom carry outs from the trailer at the front of the library during regular library hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9:00-9:00 | Friday & Saturday, 9:00-5:30 | Sunday, 1:00 - 5:30

For more information, click here.

Staff Award: Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson, CRRL's Web content librarian, was awarded 1st place at the state level and 3rd place at the National level in the "Writing for the Web" category of the National Federation of Press Women's 2007 competition.

Tutor.com awarded CRRL the Live Homework Help Innovator Award

Tutor.com awarded CRRL the Live Homework Help Innovator Award in October 2006 for its unique custom-designed candy wrappers. "What do teachers need most during the school year? Chocolate! The Central Rappahannock Regional Library sends a candy bar to almost 8,000 teachers in more than 70 schools in their service area every August.

Staff Award: Donna Cote

Donna Cote, CRRL Director, was named as President 2006 of the Virginia Public Library Director's Association. The Rappahannock Mediation Center awarded Donna Cote one of the first Community Peacemaking Awards on January 25, 2006. In September, Cote was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Commonwealth Girl Scout Council of Virginia.

Staff Award: Martha Baden

Martha Baden was named Library Media Specialist of the Year 2005-2006 by the Virginia Educational Media Association.