Book Corner: Students Share Their Top Books of the Year

Twenty years ago, a youth services librarian from Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the school librarian at Walker-Grant Middle School came up with a unique idea: a partnership between the public library and the school library to encourage middle school students to read, with book discussions among 7th and 8th students while they gather for…
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Accessing the Old Newspapers of Fredericksburg

There have been newspapers published in Fredericksburg since 1788. (The only gap came in 1862-65 when the city was devastated by war.)  Fredericksburg has been a one-newspaper town – the Free Lance-Star - since the 1920s, but, before that, many newspapers were published locally….  Years ago, Bob Hodge indexed all the old newspapers of Fredericksburg from 1788 to 1928. His indexes are available…
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