Library on the Go

Youth Service Outreach

CRRL's Youth Services Programming Vehicle will bring essential library services into the community, including:

  • STEM learning
  • Educational activities
  • Wifi access
  • Computers and printing
  • Information on free classes and events at library branches
  • Small browsing collection of youth materials

CRRL is working with local school divisions and community organizations to identify neighborhoods which can benefit the most. This service has regularly scheduled stops offering literacy and STEM-focused programs for after-school homework clubs at these locations:

  • Stafford Junction
  • Heritage Park Apartments
  • Hazel Hill Apartments

The Youth Services Programming Vehicle is made possible through the generous support of the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation and a gift from Midge Vittoria.

Grow a Reader Outreach: For Parents, Caregivers, & Teachers

Grow a Reader Outreach is designed to serve preschoolers and the adults who care for and teach them.

This program currently visits 18 preschools, 26 childcare facilities, and the Head Start programs in Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County.

If you are interested in CRRL's Grow a Reader Outreach, please email, opens a new window.

Bag of Fun

Program participants receive a box of children's books and a theme bag delivered to them every two weeks. These are browsing collections of books for the teachers to read to the children and for the children to use themselves.

Every bag includes a puppet, books, a DVD, a CD, fingerplay instructions, and teacher resources centered on one theme, such as Outer Space, Families, Fish, Foxes, Dragons, Colors, Shapes, and Growing Things.

Sharing Stories

For each facility, we book two storytimes per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Our goals are to:

  • encourage children, teachers, and parents to use the library
  • model read-aloud techniques for teachers and caregivers
  • have fun!

Learning for All Ages

The Grow a Reader Outreach program also offers literacy-based workshops worth two hours of credit twice yearly.

These free workshops are held at the library and are open to any adults who work with preschool children.

Satellite Locations

The Belmont Satellite Location at the Belmont Community Center, 7124 Belmont Road, Mineral, in partnership with the Belmont Club of Women and the Belmont Ruritan Club.

To receive items at Belmont, select "Belmont Satellite Location" as your holds pickup location.

The Partlow Satellite Location at the Partlow Ruritan Club, 3229 Partlow Road, Partlow, in partnership with the Partlow Ruritan Club, offers services.

To receive items at Partlow, select "Partlow Satellite Location" as your holds pickup location.

Lobby Stops

Through this service, CRRL visits over a dozen assisted living facilities and senior apartments and the Lake Anna area.

At the residential facilities, CRRL staff bring browsing materials and requested items inside to customers, tailoring our selections and services to these special audiences.

To receive items at Lobby Stops, select "Lobby Stop" as your holds pickup location.

Community Outreach

Throughout the year, CRRL staff bring library information and resources to thousands of local residents by attending festivals, expos, and community events. Contact our Community Engagement Manager, Sean Bonney,, 540-372-1144 ext. 7016, if you are hosting an event you would like the library to attend.

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