Dear Friends,

Last week you received a reminder about your FOL membership renewal. Since that reminder was automated, it wasn't possible to include this personal note.

Renewing your Friends membership is probably the last thing on your mind right now. With this unprecedented crisis, the number of people and organizations in need of support and funding is simply overwhelming. It is hard not to feel helpless.

Even though CRRL and its branches are physically closed, customers young and old are still being served through the digital collection, online research assistance, Wifi, and much more. But when this is over--and it will be over--the library will be the first to open its doors. Think of how great it will be to attend book sales again, enjoy Music on the Steps, participate in Summer Reading programs and other community events. Continued support from Friends will help keep those programs going.

So please renew when you can, and in the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Thank you all for your support this past year.

Candace Schmidt, Friends President

April is our Annual Membership Month!

Friends who join or renew in April will get a free item up to $10 in value at our next book sale. And, new this year, we have special membership rewards to thank you for your support and give you even more opportunities to showcase your Friends membership. For more details, and to join or renew, visit

All Central Rappahannock Regional Library Branches Closed through Thursday, April 23

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all CRRL branches are closed through Thursday, April 23. Late fees will not accrue, and holds will not expire. Book drops are closed, so please hold on to any checked out materials. The Friends Bookshop and Center will remain closed until the library reopens. For updates, visit

Even while branches are closed, you can visit CRRL's digital library for:

The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408