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Librarians on Horseback

The Pack Horse Library Project was a  wonderful Works Progress Administration (WPA) project that delivered books to remote regions in the Appalachian Mountains between 1935 and 1943. The program created thirty libraries and served more than 100,000 people in rural communities. … Continue reading

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A Year of Good Reading

January. A year of good reading ahead is a wonderful book poster from a large WPA collection from the Library of Congress. The series of posters was created by the Federal WPA during the 1930s.  

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For the first time in decades. folks in North America will have the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017. Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren has created a series of colorful posters to celebrate the … Continue reading

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In March, Read Books You’ve Always Meant To Read

In 1935, President Roosevelt initiated the Works Progress Administration to both create jobs and to encourage community spirit. The much respected New Deal agency recruited millions of Americans from all walks of life and launched thousands of valuable public service … Continue reading

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