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Badass Lady Librarians Rode Hard Miles to Deliver Education and Joy

Badass Lady Librarians Rode Hard Miles to Deliver Education and Joy

Librarians were paid $28 a month, and they were responsible for riding over 100 miles a week to distribute books. “Weather is no obstacle in the life of a Pack Horse Librarian in Kentucky – none of her equipment is furnished by the Works Project Administration. But unlike the ease of running a bookmobile, the pack horse librarians of Kentucky had their work cut out for them. The Pack Horse Library project ended in 1943, having employed almost 1,000 librarians during its time, and motorized bookmobiles would eventually fill the gap to continue serving rural communities, and still do. Today, the stories of the inspiring pack horse librarians have inspired books of their own, the legacy of their contribution finally written down.