The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books

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Librarians are amazing. Before bookmobiles became popular in the 1950s, there was the Pack Horse Library initiative. As part of a New Deal program, 1,000 women delivered donated books and magazines on horseback to poor people in remote areas of Appalachia. The women rode more than 100 miles a week, no matter the weather, sometimes preferring mules. What would these resourceful librarians think of the Kindle Classroom Project? (5 mins)

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