Best of CRRL 2018

Celebrate the Best of CRRL by looking back on the accomplishments of 2018!

Historical fiction author Susanna Kearsley told stories of crafting her most recent novel, Bellewether, and New York Times bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel talked about the 2018 Rappahannock Reads novel selection, Station Eleven.

Fredericksburg Parent & Family Magazine readers chose CRRL as a winner for two of their 2018 Family Favorites Awards: Best Tutoring Service and Best Indoor Activity.

Our staff has recommended the best books of 2018!

At the Fredericksburg Branch, we expanded the parking lot to 56 spaces. Renovations are currently underway on the 3rd floor to transform this former office area to public space.

The Snow Branch installed new carpet thanks to the generous support of Spotsylvania County.

Porter Branch had renovations to their meeting room and MakerLab spaces.

The library received $22,750 in grants from the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation, the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the American Library Association, and the Public Broadcasting Service/WETA Programming

Library services are now offered at the Barbara J. Fried Center in partnership with Germanna Community College and with support from the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.

Our first streaming video service allows customers instant access to a collection of more than 30,000 films for adults and 500 for children aged preschool and up.

We opened our newest MakerLab at the Salem Church Branch and introduced the Drawing Tablet badge at the Howell Branch.

We debuted a new website which integrates the online catalog into one searchable platform.

We launched a new Grow a Reader class Sensory Time, which is designed to be welcoming for children with Autism and other special needs.

The full-service branch opened on August 8 thanks to the generous support of the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors and the Cafaro Company.

Our Summer Reading program has online missions, prizes, and raffles kept kids, teens, and adults reading all summer long.

More than 700 adults joined our inaugural Winter Reading Challenge with hundreds logging five or more books to earn a limited edition CRRL mug. 

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