Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Charity Car Wash

The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are planning two Charity Car Wash events to raise funds for their chosen charity of the year: The Culpeper Food Closet. 

This outreach mission provides food and some personal care products to Culpeper families and individuals in need, approximately 3,500 meals every week.  Families are offered hope and encouragement, with three meals a day and other necessary items for all family members, depending on their referral. The Food Closet operates solely through the dedicated work of over 90 volunteers, and from donations from local businesses, schools, churches and individuals.

For every car wash 9am-5pm on both dates, $2 will be donated to this noble cause.  They will have Young Professionals at the wash scrubbing tires and drying off your vehicle once it is through the wash. 

Tips in the form of monetary donations and pantry items will also be accepted and 100% will be donated to The Culpeper Food Closet!

For more details, please visit or the Young Professionals event page at

Friday, July 3, 2020

What have you been doing the stay-at-home and social distancing orders? Are you looking to make yourself more marketable to your employer or add to the skills on your resume? Need to brush up on a subject you've been meaning to learn but don't want to spend money on a college class? Have a teenager at home that needs a bit of structured school work to for the summer?

All these questions can be answered and solved with one service: Universal Class! All you need is a library card!

Learn something new today! UniversalClass offers hundreds of online CE classes. Courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards, and actual assessments of your progress.

Verify your learning progress with the assessment of assignments and exams. Receive actual grades and feedback regarding your performance.

Earn a certificate documenting your CEUs, contact hours, and course completion. Build your online portfolio and share your achievements with others. Click here to learn about Universal Class's CEUs

All courses are self-paced. This means you can learn when you want on your own time. You do not need to be online at a specific date or time.

Here's a link to a searchable and clickable course catalog of available classes (subject to change).

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A local charity group through Virginia Department of Social Services, Reformation Lutheran Church, and the Catholic Charities of DC would like to share (no pun intended) an opportunity to fill some bellies:

SHARE is a sustainable, social enterprise of Catholic Charities that helps anyone save money on nutritious, healthy food.  We are committed to supporting local community groups where all may participate, serve, and lead with dignity.

  • Providing wholesome and nutritious food to families and individuals at a reduced cost
  • Promoting volunteer service in our communities
  • Building partnerships with community organizations


If you eat, you qualify!  SHARE is a great equalizer in a world of great inequality.  Everyone is welcome to purchase without application, qualification, identification, or documentation. Everyone receives the same, fresh, high-quality food.

Because we purchase all the food we offer, the more who join us the STRONGER we become.

SHARE accepts organizational or business checks, credit and debit cards, EBT/SNAP benefits, money orders, gift certificates, and cash.

Here is their July menu and method of ordering.

 Or you can visit the program website at

The Culpeper County Library is not affiliated with any religious organization. This is strictly for informational purposes only.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A favorite Culpeper County Library go-to resource for non-profits is from Healthy Culpeper. For the uninitiated, "Healthy Culpeper is the networking nucleus of a community partner collaboration that is committed to working together to create a healthy, secure, and educated community." Our mission is the understanding that a healthy community is the responsibility of all of its citizens. The collaboration defines health in terms of the emotional, intellectual, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the community. This reflects our goal to ensure all of Culpeper is committed to being proactive in improving their health, their quality of life, and their community." (

In the Resource Guide you can find a plethora of non-profits in Culpeper and the surrounding areas just waiting to help you. Oh and in case you're wondering, Culpeper County Library and a few of our resources are listed on pages 5, 12, 20, not including all the groups that have historically met in our meeting, study, and conference rooms!

Click on the image of the 2019-2020 Culpeper County Resource Guide and it will bring you to a web-based reader to scroll through. If you want to save it, there is a link underneath the reader to download a PDF straight to your computer or mobile device.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Have you seen it? Did you hear the news? Culpeper County Library has a YouTube Channel!

As the events of 2020 have been changing the way Culpeper County Library interacts and hosts quality programming to our esteemed public, we've finally joined the 20th century 21rst Century in having our own video programming to meet the needs of our patrons.

Looking to see Hortense Theorda Fenwick the Third (Miss Laini) do science? We've got that.

Looking to see Miss Walda, Miss Rebecca, and Miss Hannah do storytime? We've got that too! just click here!Many of our Storytime videos are only temporary due to copyright restrictions, so make sure you set some time aside and click Play All!

Interested in seeing local Culpeper County professionals share their knowledge on adulting things like the Home Buying Process, Healthy Eating, and Internet Safety? We've got that too! Click Here or Here.

New videos are added often! Subscribe today!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Are you looking for something for your children to do this summer? Why not our Summer Reading Challenge!? No batteries required unless you're talking about the flashlight underneath the pillow for those late-night spooky stories.

Culpeper County Library is happy to announce, although announcing it about 10 days delayed, that we are open for business! Some restrictions to apply. If you need assistance and cannot come physically to the Library, we can meet you on your favorite video-chat services. Call us for details or to arrange a virtual chat.