Central Rappahannock Regional 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.
This interview airs beginning May 11.
The England Run Branch, the eighth and newest branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is located in Stafford County. It is a state-of-the-art facility with features that attract and encourage library use and make the library system readily available to a highly populated area. Debby Klein meets with Branch Manager Nancy Buck for a close look at the facility on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.
April 17-30 (April 18-27 at the CRRL), Libraries all over Virginia will be taking a "snapshot" - collecting information this spring to capture the impact that Virginia libraries have on their communities on a typical day.
How does the library make a difference in your life?
Let us know Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 27 at your CRRL branch:
Saturday, April 23: Montross (Westmoreland)
Tuesday, April 26: England Run (Stafford)
Wednesday, April 27: Newton (Westmoreland)
We're always happy to hear your comments, but gettting your feedback on these days is especially important!
We'll take your answers and let you know what other people all around the state think of their libraries and how they use them. Results and pictures will be posted on the SnapshotVA blog on June 15.
Our much-anticipated England Run branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library opened yesterday to the delight of library patrons. Opening day featured tours of the library, as well as programs and games for kids and teens. Read about its "stunning" debut in today's Free Lance-Star and find out more about the England Run branch here on our website.
England Run Library, our newest branch in Stafford County, is now open!
See pictures of the library and of the dedication ceremony which took place on Sunday, October 3.
Everyone knows times are tough. Budget cuts and belt-tightening are commonplace.
The library has felt the pinch too, but we know we'll carry on and continue to offer the best possible service to our patrons.
Humor often helps us through the hard times, so we'd like to share this video, inspired by the 1978 disco hit "I Will Survive," made by and featuring CRRL staff.
You can also check out this longer version, which begins with a send-up of a typically hectic day in the life of a professional librarian.
Our England Run Library was recently featured in this article by the Free Lance-Star. The book shelves are in, the books have been delivered, and now it's just up to a team of staff and volunteers to stock our newest library in time for opening day on Monday, October 4.
After 17 years of deliveries, through rain, sleet, and snow, down country lanes to the remote regions of the CRRL service area, the CRRL's last bookmobile retires today, June 30, 2010.
Postcards voicing support for fully funding the 2010-2011 library budget request are coming in from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland, and beyond!
See what some of our supporters have to say about the importance of the library in their lives:
The Stafford County Board of Supervisors, at their December 15, 2009, meeting awarded the CRRL a proclamation commending the library's recognition as a national Star Library.