All branches will be closed Sunday, April 21, for the Easter holiday. Our digital collection is available 24/7.

The elevator at Fredericksburg Branch is currently out of order. More info.

June 1 - August 31

Read whatever you want all summer long, complete missions, earn virtual badges, win prizes, and become eligible for raffles.

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Summer of 1969 Summer of 1969

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of 1969 with our groovy events and booklists.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of 1969 with our groovy events and booklists.
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Happy 50th Birthday, CRRL! Happy 50th Birthday, CRRL!

Help us celebrate CRRL's 50th anniversary this August.
Help us celebrate CRRL's 50th anniversary this August.
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Shoot for the Stars Shoot for the Stars

Travel to infinity and beyond with Shoot for the Stars events, booklists, and more!
Travel to infinity and beyond with Shoot for the Stars events, booklists, and more!
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Fun Fest: Happy Birthday, CRRL! Fun Fest: Happy Birthday, CRRL!

All Branches
Celebrate CRRL's 50th birthday with games, activities, refreshments, and, overall, fun!
Celebrate CRRL's 50th birthday with games, activities, refreshments, and, overall, fun!
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Civic Labs Civic Labs

Porter Branch
Explore resources, and join a conversation in our Civic Labs events.
Explore resources, and join a conversation in our Civic Labs events.
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Music on the Steps Concert Series Music on the Steps Concert Series

Join us for our 34th annual Music on the Steps concert series. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.
Join us for our 34th annual Music on the Steps concert series. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.
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GAR Special: Summer Reading Kick-Off GAR Special: Summer Reading Kick-Off

Stories, songs, and activities kicking off Summer Reading! All ages with a caregiver.
Stories, songs, and activities kicking off Summer Reading! All ages with a caregiver.
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How-To Festival How-To Festival

Jun 1st | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Learn about a variety of subjects from local experts in 30 minutes or less!
Learn about a variety of subjects from local experts in 30 minutes or less!
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Summer Paint & Create Summer Paint & Create

Howell Branch
Local artists teach various skills. Supplies provided. Sign up.
Local artists teach various skills. Supplies provided. Sign up.
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Super Summer Smash Super Summer Smash

Calling all teens! Hang out with friends, eat pizza, listen to music, and chill.
Calling all teens! Hang out with friends, eat pizza, listen to music, and chill.
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Wild Stories Wild Stories

Meet animals who are former patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia hospital, and hear their stories. Grades K-6. Sign up.
Meet animals who are former patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia hospital, and hear their stories. Grades K-6. Sign up.
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Robots Are Coming! Robots Are Coming!

Jun 25th | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Experience a high-tech, hands-on robotics demonstration and STEM exploration with the Kilroy Robotics team.
Experience a high-tech, hands-on robotics demonstration and STEM exploration with the Kilroy Robotics team.
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Join Us for Lunch Join Us for Lunch

Free nutritious lunches all summerlong for anyone under 18.
Free nutritious lunches all summerlong for anyone under 18.
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72-Hour Film Challenge 72-Hour Film Challenge

Jul 5th - Jul 7th
Fredericksburg Branch
Write, shoot, and edit your own short film - in 72 hours! For grades 6-adult.
Write, shoot, and edit your own short film - in 72 hours! For grades 6-adult.
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Fabulous Friday: Escape Room Fabulous Friday: Escape Room

Aug 9th | 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Can you escape?! In partnership with Connect Games Escape Room. Grades K-6.
Can you escape?! In partnership with Connect Games Escape Room. Grades K-6.
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