Celebrate the wonderful women in our children's lives, whether they are mothers by birth or through the love and care that they provide. Join us at one of our special Grow a Reader classes and enjoy motherly songs, stories, and crafts. For children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.
Monday, May 4, 11:00-11:30
Wednesday, May 6, 10:00-10:30 & 11:00-11:30
England Run Branch
Friday, May 8, 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00
"By now I think you know what happened to your sandwich. But you may not know how it happened. So let me tell you."
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich follows one curious creature's romp through the big city, which he interprets as the strangest and most surprising forest he has ever been in.
When the warm weather tempts your family to explore the great outdoors, the public library can expand your experience and increase the fun. We offer a variety of activities guaranteed to provide engaged educational entertainment.
Instilling a love of reading in a child is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Children's Book Week is a national celebration of books and reading for youth that "originated in the belief that children's books and literacy are life-changers." We couldn't agree more. Change your child's life by visiting your nearest branch to attend a free class, receive a special bookmark, and check out some books your child is guaranteed to enjoy.
Grow a Reader Classes
Specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation your child needs to get ready to read.
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Dancing Feet is a colorful guessing game for little ones. Each page spread alternates between questions and answers of which animal might be moving and grooving on the next page.
Once Upon an Alphabet is as ambitious as picture books come. Author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers presents 26 short tales, each based on a different letter of the alphabet. An astronaut who is afraid of heights, a daredevil girl who laughs in the face of death, and a lightning-struck lumberjack are just a few of characters we meet.
Did you know that one of superheroes' most amazing powers is their ability to appeal to all ages? The Youth Services Department is preparing for CRRL-Con family fun by hosting an advance team of some amazing, superpowered events.
Ethiopia-the faraway land on the horn of Africa, was Jane Kurtz's home when she was a young girl. Her parents were missionaries there, and her playmates were dark-skinned, smiling children. They mostly lived in grass-covered huts with dirt floors covered with mats—as did Jane and her family. The boys might work as cattle herders; the girls would help their mothers with cooking until it was time for them to be married.
To the Europeans, the West was a great unknown. Many people believed that over the western sea there was nothing but darkness and danger. Yet throughout the past, travelers tried to find out what was on the other side of the water. There are very few traces of those first explorers. They lived in times when most people could not write, so stories of their discoveries were passed down as tales told around hearth fires. Sometimes they were believed, sometimes not. Russell Freedman’s Who Was First? Discovering the Americas looks at the evidence behind this puzzle.
What is creativity? How are writers able to imagine far-off worlds, strange creatures, and exciting adventures? We are pleased to announce that comic book artist and writer Ben Hatke will answer these questions and more when he visits the Central Rappahannock Regional Library on April 9.
Hatke is best known for his graphic novel trilogy Zita the Spacegirl, in which a pint-sized heroine must save her friends, planets, and eventually the entire Universe from sinister forces. Zita is a gutsy gal who is always ready for a challenge and finds herself face-to-face with a variety of bizarre and wondrous creatures, aliens, and robots. With her giant mouse friend Pizzicato by her side, Zita always finds a way to save the day!