The fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism is, “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” To support that principle, UUFNN created the Emerson Library, which contains nearly one thousand books for all interests and all ages. Many of the works in the collection draw from the six sources of Unitarian Universalism, which include:
- The words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
The Emerson LIbrary is located in our main building, and members, friends, and guests are welcome to check out books or use the center’s computer resources. In addition, book donations are gladly accepted. Those books that are not added to the collection are sent to Grassroots Bookstore, where their value is added to UUFNN’s account and used to purchase other books for the collection.