Central Rappahannock Regional Library

CRRL Mobile App - Take the library with you

CRRL Mobile App

On the go? Take your library with you!

All you need is a mobile device like a smart phone, tablet, or PDA with internet access via Wi-Fi or wireless data plan. The CRRL Mobile app will run on most types of smart phones including iPhones, Blackberry, Android, Palm, Windows Mobile, and other popular mobile devices.

This free app gives you access to the library catalog (place holds & renew items), OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks, class and event information, personal assistance from a librarian, branches & hours, self check-out and much more right from your phone!

Download the CRRL Mobile app from your phone's app store, or use your phone's web browser to go to http://crrl.boopsie.com for the download and more information.

You can also use our mobile app in a web browser: http://crrl.boopsie.com/m/

You can also scan this QR code with your phone:
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Below is a glimpse of our mobile app. Download it today and see for yourself!

Library catalog

OverDrive eBooks

Personal assistanceCRRL Branches

Be a Giver. Be a Part of World Book Night

World Book Night, April 23, 2014 logo

Start the New Year by joining the CRRL in giving a wonderful book—or two or twenty—to those who may not be familiar with the joys of reading.  Sign up by January 5, 2014, to receive multiple copies of amazing books.  The only catch: they cannot be resold. Neither are they to keep for yourself or your bibliophile friends.  They are to be given away with joyful hearts, as an invitation to the world of reading.  There’s no charge to be a book giver, but you do need to apply.

Mary Belle Holder, Library Volunteer Extraordinaire

Mary Belle Holder

Seventeen years ago, Mary Belle Holder wasn’t ready to stop working. She was only 76. So she decided to volunteer at the local library.  Read the Free Lance-Star article for more about our amazing Mary Belle!

Introductory Genealogy & Beyond

CRRL Genealogy Program

The first two “Introductory Genealogy & Beyond” classes, co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, have been spectacularly successful.  So successful, in fact, that the original venue will not do anymore, and all future classes will be held in the Free Lance-Star's Community Room, located at 616 Amelia Street.

The next class will be on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 9 AM. Professional genealogist Phyllis Legare, CG, will be speaking first on “Timelines in Genealogy,” and then on “Military Research.” Ms. Legare has been researching for her family for many years and for clients as well. Phyllis’ main joy in genealogy is finding the family stories. She loves to share her knowledge about genealogy research and also loves to learn—a never-ending process for researchers.

Mock Geisel Award Meeting

Mock Geisel Award Meeting

You are invited to join members of the library's Youth Services Team as they choose the title they think will win this year's Geisel Award.  The youth services staff will hold a mock awards ceremony prior to the actual announcement.  Please join us at 3 p.m on Wednesday, January 23, in the Headquarters Library Theater.

Welcoming Spaces at Headquarters and Cooper Branch

Improved Spaces at Headquarters and Cooper Branch

Both Headquarters and the Cooper branch saw some welcome improvements in 2012.

What's New in the Catalog in CRRL Mobile App

What's New in the Catalog

Like to see the newest additions to the CRRL collection? How about seeing them right on your phone? Now you can with the CRRL mobile app!

First, you need CRRL's mobile app installed on your phone or tablet. It is available for download from your phone's app store, or you can use your phone's Web browser to go to http://crrl.boopsie.com for the download and more information.

Once the CRRL mobile app is installed, open the app and select "What's New in the Catalog." You have a choice of All, Top Choices, DVDs, Teen and Children's Books. Select one of these, and you'll see what's new this week in the category. Click on a title to put it on hold, right from your phone. Easy!

You can get the same information by email by signing up for Wowbrary's weekly email newsletter.

Don't have a phone? No problem. You can also use our mobile app in a Web browser: http://crrl.boopsie.com/m/

Self Check-out - Check-out Items on Your Phone

Self Check in Mobile App

Did you know that you can check out books on your phone? You can! And it's so easy.

First, you need CRRL's mobile app installed on your phone or tablet. It is available for download from your phone's app store, or you can use your phone's Web browser to go to http://crrl.boopsie.com for the download and more information.

Once the CRRL mobile app is installed, open the app, select 'Self Check-out,' then scan the library barcode or type it in and enter your barcode and PIN. It's as simple as that. The book you are holding in your hand is checked out to you.

Don't have a phone? No problem. You can also use our mobile app in a Web browser: http://crrl.boopsie.com/m/

2011 Annual Report: You Belong @ Your Library

2011 Annual Report: You Belong @ Your Library

The numbers are in, and there's no doubt - you belong at your library!

2011 Annual ReportYou love to read:

You checked out 5,338,882 books, movies and music

You browsed 60,628 eBooks
 

You have a business plan:

You attended 903 office skills classes

2,189 of you got help with your taxes

You checked out 10,804 business eBooks, databases & periodicals
 

You're not done learning:

You visited our databases 43,956 times

4,168 of you got 24/7 online reference help

You got 843,326 questions answered
 

You live for music:

You attended Music on the Steps with 3,410 of your friends
 

You are wired:

You used library computers 238,713 times

You clicked on LibraryPoint.org 1,600,880 times
 

You need some homework help:

You and 3,643 other students used the library's online homework help service
 

You want your children's minds to grow:

21,743 preschoolers learned early literacy skills at the library
 

You are part of your community and so is your library:

CRRL Librarians connected 22,760 students with the best in books

You connected with 110,132 people at 15,341 meetings and programs

Thousands of you enjoyed library exhibits by local artists and movies on the big screen

See full-size report.

Gingerbread Library takes Best in Show

Gingerbread Library

This outstanding gingerbread replica of the Headquarters Library, made by Sue Rupert of Stafford  and Pam Kinney of Spotsylvania, won Best in Show at the 2011 Ferry Farm Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit.

See if you can spot some of your favorite characters from Christmas favorites like The Polar Express, The Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frosty the Snowman.

The 25th Annual Gingerbread Exhibit is open through December 30, 10am to 4pm, at Ferry Farm (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children, and kids under 6 are free.