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Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Wherever the reader may be, there the book goes. 'Houseboat Henry' likes to soar in fancy through the skies while reposing on the bosom of a slowly flowing stream." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- The mining town proves an ideal spot for the Rural Library Center. The reading demand is greater here than in any other type of community. Miners seek 'light' at night, after days of darkness down in the mines." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- In homes such as this are found the most appreciative readers. Never before W.P.A. library services had they had the privilege of free reading material." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- From far and near donations of magazines are brought to libraries by interested citizens and travelers." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

This collection provides access to each photograph and its accompanying cation included in the Packhorse Librarian Album.- scanned

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhores Libraries- Magazines, pamphlets and Government Bulletins with articles on styles, health and care of children are eagerly received by mountain women." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- As night falls and the chores are done, there is time for reading by lamplight at the kitchen table." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album, Front Cover- inside, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album, Back Cover- outside, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"Cover Made By Mr. R. L. Redford / Recreation Project / Elkton, Ky", not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"WPA Libraries", not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album front and backcovers, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Photo Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Neither snow-covered hillsides nor lack of roads daunts the 'bookwoman'" Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- The 'Bookwoman' does not often have a bridge to cross, but must find a shallow ford." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Book Carriers ready to take to the trail from Hindman, Kentucky. Known to the mountaineers as 'Bookwomen', their arrival is always a welcome sight to the mountain-dwelling folk." Not dated. - scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Invalids, shut-ins, the old and the blind all receive the benefits of books. If they are unable to read and there is no one to read to them, the 'bookwoman' finds time to read to them" Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Sometimes the short way across is the hard way for horse and rider but schedules have to be maintained if readers are not to be disappointed. Then, too, after higways are left, there is little choice of roads." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album introduction, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Libraries In Kentucky- With sixty-seven percent of the population of Kentucky without public library services, the advent of the Federal Works Program provided an opporotunity to reduce greatly this total. Faced with the necessity of finding immediate work for needy people, the program began many types of projects. / The first Packhorse Library was inaugurated in Leslie County in 1934. It met with instantaneous approval for it provided not only the desired work, but also a type of service that benefitted thousands of persons besides the workers themselves. / The second Packhorse Library was established in Harlan County and the program has developed until now there are forty-seven counties with county-wide library service operated by the W.P.A., and nine other counties in which W.P.A. personnel assistance is furnished to public libraries, thereby enabling them to extend their services." First page of introduction, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"Recently all of these local library procjects have been superseded by a Statewide Library Project sponsored by the Library Extension Division and numerous local co-sponsors. This set-up will enable the W.P.A. to provide better supervision and training of the library workers, and will provide certain funds for the purchase of new books and materials to improve the collections of theses libraires. / Eventually it is hoped that with improved financial and economic conditions, the individual counties will be able to take over these libraries and operate them as a regular function of community life." Third page of introduction, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- The arrival of the 'bookwoman' brings relief to monotony. Neighborhood news is circulated as well as books. The book carriers are local people, and they and their readers have common interests." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"The Library Extension Division, through its Director,Miss Lena B. Nofcier, has been of great assistance in the organizing of these struggling libraries. Through cooperation with P.T.A.'s in the state she has secured many donations of good books and magazines; for these libraries are largely dependent for their collections upon the gifts of all types of literary materials which have been received from as many as thirty-six separate states. / All in all, it is estimated that more than 150,000 books and a like number of magazines have been contributed to these libraries in the past few years. / Credit is due also to the Fiscal Courts, County Boards of Education, Superintendents of Schools, etc., without whose sponsorship, these county library projects would not have been possible." Second page of introduction, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Small villages may also have W.P.A. library service. Branches of the main county library meet these needs. Some Counties have as many as eight or ten of these rural centers." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- A book for the husband, a magazine for the wife, and a scrapbook for the child. W.P.A. Libraries meet every literary need." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Photo Album, not dated. Packhorse Librarian Program existed from 1936 to 1943. Items in this photo album have been dated from 1936 to 1939.- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album, not dated. Packhorse Librarian Program existed from 1936-1943. Items in this photo album have been dated 1936-1939.- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- School children are encouraged to take books home to read. The closing of school does not end this habit, for the children continue to meet the Carrier at the school house. Many children read aloud at home to their parents who cannot read. Children's books are greatly in demand and there is always a shortage of them." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Attractive scrapbooks of pictures, arcticles, stories, recipes, quilt patterns, etc., are made by W.P.A. library workers. They supplement the thousands of books which have been loaned, donated or bought, and help to supply over-increasing needs." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned Black and white image showing an African American family reading books in a circle on the floor together. There are four boys on the floor with the youngest sitting next to a woman who is helping him hold the book to read. Just hind them is a bookshelf filled with old books.

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Library service is not restricted. White families, negro families and tearchers have opportunity to benefit by library use. Library Centers for negroes are established in negro communities." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Interior of a Packhorse Library Center at Wooton, Kentucky. Main libraries are located in county seats, but attractive centers supply outlying communities with reading materials." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Story-telling hour - a popular feature of W.P.A. libraries. Story-telling hours are held in many rural centers as well as the main libraries, and are attended by increasing numbers of children each week." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- It is never too wet or too cold to enjoy a good book from a W.P.A. Packhorse Library." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Rural Libraries- Library service for children makes it possible to supply story and picture books and children's classics even to the very young. Reading habits are formed very early and school work is easier because of wider vision gained from reading." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned A Black and white image that is showing a packhorse librarian on a white horse delivering materials to a woman standing on a cabin porch in the middle of the woods.

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Winter and summer alike find the 'bookwomen' rearching the mountain readers. Farm Journals and Agricultural Bulletins of the State and National Governments have given mountain farmers knowledge for improvement of their crops, however, the demand is far greater than the present supply." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- Having supplied the reading needs of one mountain home, the 'Bookwoman' wheels her horse to bring joy to other cabins in the deep recesses of the mountain country." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- When newspapers have passed circulating usefulness, they add comfort, cleanliness, and warmth to the bare walls of a mountain cabin." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

Packhorse Librarian Album photograph and caption, not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

"W.P.A. Packhorse Libraries- School houses like this have only a few textbooks. Teachers select books for reading and class work from Packhorse Libraries. During the four years of W.P.A. library service, there have been frequent reports of better school work due to the books furnished by W.P.A. Carriers." Not dated- scanned

Kentucky. State Librarian

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