Books and Bridles: The Story of the Horse Back Librarians

A Virtual Presentation
by Jeffrey Urbin

Monday, August , 7pm on Zoom

Buy Levitra online, August 8, 7pm on Zoom

During the Great Depression, the Works Project Administration (WPA) was known for its many huge infrastructure projects and improvements. It also consisted of a little known program called the Pack Horse Library Project. This presentation tells the story of the Pack Horse Librarians

, a relatively small group of women, whose mission was to deliver and distribute reading materials to the far-off corners of Appalachia during the darkest days of the Depression.

This is the true history of the pack horse Librarians as fictionalized in the recent novels, The Giver of Stars (2019), by Jojo Moyes and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (2019) by Kim Michele Richardson. This program is a collaboration between the Warner Library

, Putnam Valley Library

, Beekman Library, Stone Ridge Library and the Town of Esopus Library. Libraries working together to offer quality programs to all library patrons.

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