Recently, I have been learning about the pack-horse librarians of the 1930’s. The mountain communities of Kentucky were so void of libraries that strong young women were hired by the federal government to bring in books on horseback. The books were donated, and the women had to use their own horse, but they were paid for their work, which was a rarity during the depression.Continue reading “That Book Woman – by Heather Henson (2008)”
On Saturday, someone gave me a $20 bill because they appreciated something I had done for them. I said it was unnecessary, they insisted, so I accepted it. Less than an hour later, I stopped at the local library to pick up a few holds that had come in. Turns out the library was having a used book sale, which is irresistible to a person such as myself.
In the space of about ten minutes, I had a stack of items to buy – nine non-fiction books, two biographies, ten fiction books, four classic science-fiction magazines, and four DVDs. All were in excellent condition. The total cost – $19.50!Continue reading “The Power of a $20 Bill”