The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books

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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