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Winterfest: Toasty winter reads


December 2, 2019

Selections provided by Eddy-New Rockford Librarian Susie Sharp

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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 Livingston Jr. contended that their father had been reciting "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for 15 years...

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