Virginia Library Association honors CRRL’s Margaret Beattie and Jessie Farrow

Two CRRL librarians were lauded at the 2018 Virginia Library Association conference for their commitment to providing high-quality library services in our community. The state library association rewarded Margaret J. Beattie with an honorary life membership, while Jessie Farrow received VLA's annual Up and Comer Award. Margaret was a newlywed fresh from college when she…
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CRRL Digital Services Librarian Wins State and National Awards for Writing

Congratulations to CRRL's Digital Services Librarian Virginia Johnson for her awards in the 2017 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Professional Communications Contest for her blog entries for CRRL's website. The annual NFPW National Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communication in a range of categories, with entries judged by leaders in their fields of ability. All state and…
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Library director receives Chamber of Commerce award

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Director Martha Hutzel has been awarded the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Laurie A. Wideman Enterprising Woman’s Award by the Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women. Martha Hutzel was named Director of Central Rappahannock Regional Library on Jan. 1, 2016, following a nationwide search. An employee of the library system since…
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4-Star Library for Fourth Year in a Row!

CRRL has earned the Library Journal 4-Star Library rating for the fourth year in a row. CRRL has received a star rating every year since Library Journal began publication of the Index of Public Library Service ten years ago. This year, of 7,409 qualifying U.S. public libraries, only 259 received a star rating. CRRL is one of only three Virginia libraries to…
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CRRL receives Better Together Award

In April 2017, Central Rappahannock Regional Library received the Virginia Public Library Directors Association's Better Together Award for our robust community food initiatives. CRRL reaches members of our community in a variety of ways with creative programming and through our large and diverse network of partnerships. Three CRRL locations - Porter, Salem Church, and Howell…
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CRRL Awarded Great Stories Club Grant for At-Risk Youth

For the second year, Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) has been selected to receive a competitive grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to host a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth about teen violence and suicide. As one of 75 Great Stories Club grant recipients selected from across the country, CRRL will work with…
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Assistant Director Wins Public Library Innovator Award

Chris Glover, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s (CRRL) Assistant Director for Technology, is the winner of the first Public Library Innovator Award given by the Virginia Library Association. This award recognizes public librarians or public library project teams who have made an outstanding contribution to advance the mission of a public library in Virginia through…
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CRRL’s Librarian Virginia Johnson is a winner!

Congratulations to our very own CRRL Digital Services Librarian Virginia Johnson for winning two national level awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women Professional Communications Contest for her amazing library blog entries! Read her award-winning entries here: First Prize in "Blogs-- Nonprofit, government or educational"  Issac Bashevis Singer: Storyteller Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads…
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