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Thanks for work of local libraries
As the National Library Recognition Week concludes, I wish to add my thank you for the wonderful staff and administration of our Rowan Public Library. Having visited all 100 of North Carolina’s counties and many of their county libraries, I can say without reservation that for a county of our size and population, our library is the best. My son, Charles, stated he wanted to build a house like the library, for we both felt the suspended central stairway was most unique.
If I can’t find what I am looking for on the computer, I know that Rebecca Hyde and the reference staff can put their hands on it. Whether it is a video, a book somewhere in print or a bit of public reference information, the library staff is an oasis in the midst of Rowan County. For students without ready access to computers, whether at the secondary school or college level, the availability of such in our library has been a Godsend.
With the unfortunate cut-back in its hours of operation due to our economic mess, the library is missed, for the county commissioners must not forget it is a shelter from the rain for the homeless, an environmentally controlled area for those without heat or lights and fuel for those whose mental reserves run low.
Thank you to the staff of the Rowan Public Library and keep up your good work.
ó Dr. Ada M. Fisher
Salisbury
Party coverage
Kudos to you for running an article on the tax day “tea parties” as a lead article on the front page of Thursday’s Salisbury Post. I have been critical of the paper’s “left leaning” news coverage in the past, but this is the type of fair and balanced reporting I believe your readers expect and appreciate from you.
ó Norman L. File
Salisbury

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