James Monroe exhibit and lecture this month at downtown library

Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 15, 2018 - In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe's 1817 Tour of the Northern States, a traveling exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of an historic presidential tour, is on display at Central Rappahannock Regional Library's Fredericksburg Branch through November 12. On Wednesday, October 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m., James Monroe Museum Assistant Director and Curator Jarod Kearney will…
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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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Joint Use Branch Opening August 20!

Thanks to generous support from the Stafford Board of Supervisors and in partnership with Germanna Community College, CRRL will be opening the Joint Use Branch at the Barbara J. Fried Center on August 20, 2018. CRRL will provide a small collection, hold pickup, Chromebooks, and the same outstanding customer service and expertise that you can…
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Strong Men & Women in Virginia History Exhibit

Central Rappahannock Regional Library will host the traveling exhibit for this year’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History August 23-September 29, at Fredericksburg Branch. The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Dominion Energy, honors seven distinguished African American leaders annually by recognizing them as Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. According to the Library of Virginia, these individuals…
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New Branch Opening August 8!

Thanks to generous support from the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors and the Cafaro Company, CRRL will be opening the Spotsylvania Towne Centre Branch at 10 am on August 8, 2018. A grand opening celebration will be held at 4:00 pm the same day. The Cafaro Company has donated the perfect rent-free space that already includes built-in shelving and a service desk…
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Get the MakerLab Drawing Tablet Badge

Are you an artist or another creative type? If so, then come in and try CRRL’s new UG-2150 drawing tablet at Howell Branch's Makerlab. During a one-hour training session, you’ll learn how to draw on the 21-inch screen using a pressure-sensitive pen. After you have earned the badge, you can reserve the tablet to use in the MakerLab during open…
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2017 Annual Report

2017 was a year of partnerships for CRRL. With grants from local and national organizations, we were able to serve our community better than ever before. Our biggest partnership was with you. We answered your research questions--over 340,000 of them - and checked out more than 3 million items. With more than 100,000 people of all…
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Renovated Cooper Branch Hosts Open House on May 1

The Cooper Branch has undergone an amazing makeover! Our thanks to local author Sherryl Woods for generously donating proceeds from her book, A Small Town Love Story: Colonial Beach, Virginia, to Central Rappahannock Regional Library for the express purpose of revitalizing and refreshing Cooper Branch. New seating, fresh paint, and a 55-gallon fish tank are just the beginning of the…
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