Book Corner: Students Share Their Top Books of the Year

Twenty years ago, a youth services librarian from Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the school librarian at Walker-Grant Middle School came up with a unique idea: a partnership between the public library and the school library to encourage middle school students to read, with book discussions among 7th and 8th students while they gather for…
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Book Corner: Tales show what can happen when you follow your passion

In March, to celebrate Women’s History month, I’ve taken some time to focus on children’s books written about creative women who followed their passions. These women’s combinations of skill, artistry, and drive led them all to achieve personal goals as well as to make significant contributions to their creative fields. Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of…
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Book Corner: Kids Can Read About Kids in These Inspiring Picture Books

By Darcie Caswell February is Black History Month and presents a great opportunity to highlight stories by and about African Americans. As a reader and a librarian, I am delighted at the increase in children’s books published each year by and about African Americans, giving us more books about influential individuals like scientists, artists, and…
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Book Corner: Add a few teen novels to your winter reading list

Though winter can sometimes be dreary, for readers in our area, it’s an exciting time because it means the Adult Winter Reading Challenge is underway at Central Rappahannock Regional Library. I’m halfway to meeting the challenge of finishing four books and am having a fun time following the challenge’s Facebook page, where there are great…
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