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  • Guest Editorial: May 1, 2023

    Susie Sharp|May 1, 2023

    Intellectual freedom is a fundamental human right that allows individuals to freely access, explore, and express their thoughts, ideas, and beliefs without fear of censorship or persecution. It is a cornerstone of democracy, education, and cultural advancement. It allows individuals to explore diverse viewpoints and ideas, which is essential for personal growth, critical thinking, and creativity. Without intellectual freedom, people are limited to a narrow range of perspectives and ideas, which can hinder their intellectual development....

  • Winterfest: Toasty winter reads

    Susie Sharp|Dec 2, 2019

    Selections provided by Eddy-New Rockford Librarian Susie Sharp Book summaries courtesy of The Night Before Christmas This poem first appeared in a newspaper in Troy, New York, USA, on Dec. 23, 1823, as "A Visit From St. Nicholas". No one claimed authorship until 13 years later. Clement Clarke Moore, a professor and poet, said that he wrote the piece for his children. Unbeknownst to him, his housekeeper had sent it to the newspaper to be published. However, the family of Henry...

  • 5 books to keep you warm this winter

    Susie Sharp, Eddy-New Rockford Librarian|Jan 7, 2019

    January is a good time to curl up by the fire with a great read. Below are five books available for check-out at the Eddy-New Rockford Library. The list includes some thrillers to keep your mind racing, a ghost story to keep your heart pumping, a magical historical fiction and a happy poignant story that will warm your heart! If you don't already have a library card, now is the time to get one free and take home one of the season's best reads. Library hours are 12 - 6 p.m. Monday and 1 - 6 p.m....