A thousand librarians and publishers gathered in Denver on Monday to hear the announcement of the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott and other youth media awards.
In a recent comparison (Hennen’s American Public Library Rating Index) of over 9,000 libraries in the U.S., CRRL ranks 4th among libraries nationwide serving populations of 250,000–500,000. The CRRL ranks 1st in Virginia in the same category. The annual ratings recognize the public libraries in America with the highest levels of cost effective service, the most efficient use of the taxpayers’ dollars.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library extends its outreach into the community in many ways, including the production of CRRL Presents, a weekly cable-TV interview program hosted by Debby Klein. Beginning in 2003, Debby has interviewed over 100 interesting and accomplished individuals - artists, musicians, authors, historians, storytellers, educators, preservationists. CRRL Presents has also covered events and locations that reflect the community.
Whether you want to simplify your finances, your love life, your spirituality, your hectic day, your junk drawer, or your way of life in general there is a book to help you. Simply browse this list and start down the path to a simpler life.
Celebrate the New Year by attending First Night Fredericksburg in downtown Fredericksburg. The Headquarters Library is proud to host several live performances as part of the festivities. To see a schedule, event map, and for more information, visit the First Night web site: www.firstnightfredericksburg.com. Stop by the Headquarters Atrium Gallery now to see a complete collection of First Night buttons, spanning all 15 years of the events' history.
So maybe you're not one of the lucky ones spending the holidays in some exotic tropical locale. That doesn't mean you're left out in the cold! Take a direct flight to the tropics with these hot and humid mysteries.
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"FIRST IN THE STATE and fourth in the nation: Those are high honors, and now our own Central Rappahannock Regional Library deserves a metaphoric bouquet for earning them."
Click here to read the Free Lance-Star's 12/4/08 editorial on the library.
The Free Lance-Star recently published a wonderful article on the library, especially touting CRRL's #4 placement on Hennen's American Public Library Rankings:
"The Central Rappahannock Regional Library, which has branches in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Westmoreland counties, is the best library in Virginia that serves 250,000 to 500,000 people, according to Hennen's American Public Library Rankings.
The CRRL ranked fourth nationwide in the same category. In 2001, the library ranked eighth nationally.
The Salem Church expansion project proceeds on schedule, with planned opening of the new 26,000 square foot facility in January - almost double the size of the original. During construction the book drop will remain OPEN, and you may return items there. You can also pick up reserves and classroom carry outs from the trailer at the front of the library during regular library hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00-9:00 | Friday & Saturday, 9:00-5:30 | Sunday, 1:00 - 5:30
For more information, click here.