Kindergarten Library Card Campaign

What's the most important card you own? Here at CRRL, we think it's your library card! A library card is a key to lifelong learning, a ticket to new opportunities and experiences, and an all-access pass to everything CRRL has to offer. From January 14-18, kindergarten students in Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties and the City of Fredericksburg…
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The Atrium Gallery: 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners

See works by the 23rd Annual Teen Art Show Winners this month in the Fredericksburg Branch's Atrium Gallery. Best in Show: Meghan Baker Grades 9-10 Winner: Kaitlyn Garvey Grades 11-12 Winner: Briana Paris The Teen Art Show is held each year. Students in grades 9-12 living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland County are encouraged to submit their original artwork.…
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If you like Dumplin’

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked... until Will takes a job…
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If you like Mary Queen of Scots

In Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image…
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The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

By Shanna Love Ancient manuscripts are priceless repositories of knowledge; many hold glimpses into the past and share their wisdom with those in the present. But, what would you do if the 2,000-year-old manuscript you were translating and reading addresses you personally? In Gwendolyn Womack’s The Fortune Teller, antiquities appraiser Semele Cavnow faces this dilemma…
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If you like Animorphs

Sometimes weird things happen. Just ask Cassie, Jake, Marco, Rachel, and Tobias. One night they spot a strange light in the sky. Soon they are face to face with an alien from another planet who informs them that the Earth is being invaded by evil Yeerks, and gives them a special power to fight back…
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Like Midnight for Charlie Bone?

Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. Midnight for Charlie Bone Magic, mystery, and . . . boarding schools. That's all you need for a fantastical adventure. On her way, reluctantly, to a boarding school in present-day…
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If you like A Night Divided

When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father and her other brother Dominic are in the West - four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes…
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If you like The Host

The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the…
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