Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Hello Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library,

Candace Schmidt

Please let me introduce myself. I am Candace Rhyne Schmidt and I am happy to accept Larry Towne’s appointment to serve out the remainder of his term as president of the Friends of CRRL. I have a long history of library involvement at many levels - customer, friend, volunteer, librarian, and most recently, retired librarian. Throughout my 40 year career, I have worked in academic libraries, special association libraries, and public libraries in two states, including 23 years with CRRL.

I am grateful for Larry's leadership and dedication over the years, both as a member of the Library Board of Trustees and then as President of the Friends. He has agreed to make himself available to me if needed. I am hoping to continue with the Advisory Committee he established this past spring.

We are fortunate to be part of such an exceptional regional library system, and one of the reasons for its continued excellence is this active and dedicated group of Friends. I look forward to working with all of you as we lend our support to the library’s mission of lifelong learning.