Birth to age five is a critical stage of development in a child’s life. Particularly in the first three years of life, babies’ brains develop at an astonishing rate. Reading and the positive experiences around reading promote babies’ development and can create a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Reading books on a wide range of topics introduces a variety of new words that children may not hear in everyday conversation, building their brain power.
Publishers have been responding to parents’ and caregivers’ desire to have board books that expand on the traditional approach by creating books for babies that introduce areas such as science and history or that take a new approach to learning ABCs, colors and shapes.
If you've been a fan of OneClickdigital's eAudio and Zinio's eMagazines, you now have an easier way to browse, check out, and download these formats with the new RBdigital app from Recorded Books.
-The new app allows one-stop shopping (for free!) with both eAudio and eMagazines in one place.
-The RBdigital app has a faster search and better experience overall.
-Your login information stays the same.
-If you already have the OneClickdigital app on your device(s), you will be prompted to update it to the new app.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have fun this summer! To help you along, we’ve created several missions as part of CRRL’s Summer Reading. These fun adventures have activities to complete in the library, at home, or out in the community. Earn 100 points to exchange for raffle tickets and a digital badge when you complete the activities required to "finish" a mission--usually about half of them!.
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a support group, led by an Alzheimer's Association-trained leader for caregivers on the fourth Mondays at England Run Branch. The support group is a safe place to learn, receive helpful tips, connect with resources, and meet others impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The group meets from 10:00-11:30.
Tips for Caregivers from the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Dominion Resources, honors seven distinguished African American leaders annually by recognizing them as Strong Men & Women in Virginia History. According to the Library of Virginia, these individuals, past and present, are chosen based on their “contributions to the state, the nation, or their professions.”
Each person handles grief differently, but there is a common bond between those who have suffered a loss. Death of a dear friend or close relative is devastating, and sharing with others who are going through the same experience can be beneficial during this difficult time. Dr. Donna Jarvis, M.Div, PhD, and chaplain for New Century Hospice, has designed a program called, "Moment by Moment," offering insight and tools to deal with involuntary changes, creating healthy expressions of pain, and encouraging personal growth. This six-week support group, facilitated by New Century Hospice, will meet at the Porter Branch every Tuesday, starting July 11, from 2:00-4:00. Anyone in the community who has experienced a loss is welcome.
Libby, the new app from OverDrive, simplifies the process of checking out and downloading books from your library.
5 things to love about Libby:
1. Its beautiful, clean design makes it fun to use.
The Porter Branch is getting an exciting new look! Stafford County has contracted for “bookstore”-style shelving for the adult and teen collections, to be installed in July. These wooden shelves are lower and more attractive, allowing materials to be more accessible. Customers will no longer need to climb on a step stool to reach the top shelves! These shelves also provide increased visibility throughout the branch and will allow more natural light to shine through from the beautiful windows at the far end of the building.
After the horrors of World War I and the resulting social trauma, young men and women who survived came to be known as The Lost Generation because they never recovered from all of their losses and suffering. To deal with their pain, many of them lived by the adage, “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” The Roaring Twenties, also known as the Jazz Age, was born.
Through a partnership between Central Rappahannock Regional Library and 14 area middle schools, each year seventh and eighth graders across Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and the City of Fredericksburg participate in Cafe Book. Reading from among 16 recently published young adult books, they have lively book discussions over lunch and vote on their favorites.