You've probably heard stories (like this one: Free Lance-Star, 10/21/20) about the Stafford Board of Supervisors discussing how library funds are spent, and whether that money is used for the benefit of customers.

Here are some of the ways library funding is used to support our community's needs for learning and enrichment:


501,008 books and other physical materials


144,000+ training videos on Lynda.com


Live online tutoring powered by Tutor.com


87,593 eBooks, eAudios, and eMagazines


30,000+ streaming documentaries and films on Kanopy


Over 40 databases for research and homework help

      

CRRL customers can check out materials at any of the library's ten branches and two satellite locations.

Using the library to check out books, eBooks, and eAudios, learn new skills on Lynda.com, and stream movies on Kanopy saves money.

In 2019, CRRL customers saved $49,327,119 by checking out books and other physical materials, and $2,960,970 by checking out eBooks and eAudios, instead of purchasing those items. CRRL customers accessing Lynda.com saved $240-$460 on annual subscriptions.

To see how much money you have saved, visit the American Library Association’s Library Value Calculator.

Tell the Stafford Board of Supervisors what you value about the way the library uses funds to support the community.

1. Email your comments and mailing address to bettertogether@crrlfriends.org and we’ll forward them to all members of the Stafford Board of Supervisors.

2. Contact the Board of Supervisors by phone.

3. The Stafford Board of Supervisors welcomes participation in public hearings, which are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Stafford County residents can sign up to speak during public hearings, or submit comments online or by mail. For a schedule of public hearings, and to sign up or submit comments, visit staffordcountyva.gov/924/Public-Hearings.

4. Send letters to the editor:

5. Follow CRRL Friends of the Library on Facebook and comment and share our posts.

5. Post on social media tagging @crrlfriends and @crrlnews and using the hashtags #CRRLBetterTogether and #staffordva

6. Comment on news stories you see on social media.

7. Share this page with anyone you know in Stafford County who is interested in supporting the library and keeping their library!

The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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