This is a fascinating article about the Packhorse Librarians. During the depression, they delivered books deep into Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky. The project was created through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and delivered thousands of books monthly to people in remote mountainous locations.
Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles
During the Great Depression, a New Deal program brought books to Kentuckians living in remote areas
Freedom to Read Banned Books Week is September 22-28. This annual event celebrates the freedom to read. This is an important reminder that spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
We remember and honor our dear friend Rosemary Bowler. Rosemary served on the Library Foundation Board for six years. She was a book lover and an avid library patron. She inspired us all by her wit, her intellect and her compassion. We will miss her dearly.
Rosemary F. Bowler, Ph.D. -- August 24, 1929 - July 26, 2019
■ BY SANDY JACOBS Rosemary Fannie Bowler, 89, until recently a resident of Boca Grande, passed away on July 26, 2019 a...
Senior Librarian/Branch Manager Toni Vanover looks right at home here at the front desk of the Library of Congress. She recently attended the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington DC.