Dear Friends,

April is fast approaching and is lining up to be a busy month for libraries everywhere, and CRRL is no exception. National Library Week will be celebrated April 7-13. The theme this year is Ready, Set, LIBRARY! All week long, we will be celebrating everything the library offers. If you visit a library branch this week, remember to thank an employee for the part they do to provide library services to our community.

Mark your calendar for Monday, April 15 -- not because of taxes, but because it is the Friends of the Library ANNUAL MEETING. In the past, we have held the annual meeting in December, but this year marks a change, not just in season, but in venue, as well. I am so excited about this meeting, and, when you read the details below, you will understand why! You will not want to miss this one!


Candace Schmidt, Friends President

Annual Meeting

Join us Monday, April 15, at 6:30, at the Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop for our Annual Meeting, featuring author Debra Freeman.

Debra Freeman is a food writer who focuses on African American culinary history. Debra will talk about the Virginia origins of three well-known foods: mac & cheese, BBQ, and fried chicken.

Members will enjoy the very foods our special guest will be speaking about. And since it will be Membership Month, you can join or renew at the meeting and collect your membership reward on the spot!

Baseball Ticket Raffle

Thanks to all who have contributed to the TopsideCares campaign. We have just a couple more days to go. And to continue the celebration, TopsideCares is offering a chance to win free tickets to the Thursday, April 18 FredNATS baseball game.

Enjoy complimentary food and drink in the Topside Credit Union's Fred Nats Baseball Suite. The game starts at 7:00, but guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30.

Enter the raffle by Thursday, April 4. Only one entry per person. 10 randomly chosen winners will each receive two tickets.


Campaign Runs through March 31

There are only days left in the Topside Cares fundraising campaign. Every donation helps the Friends support library programs, such as Music on the StepsLibrary Speakers Consortium Author Talks, the Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contestand the Johnny P. Johnson Teen Art Show (visit the show at Fredericksburg Branch through April 27!)

Thanks to all who helped make our BIG Spring book sale a success. These sales would not be possible without the help of dedicated library staff and volunteers. Thank you for your support; please enjoy this coupon!

Show this email to receive 20% OFF your entire

purchase at the Friends Center & Bookshop.

Expires 4/26/24. One coupon per customer.

Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in joining the Friends.

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