Friday, March 19, 2010
Atlanta Woman's Club-Traveling Libraries!
One contribution that the Atlanta Woman's Club made to society was the creation of public libraries that traveled from county to county. These libraries were part of their mission to improve the educations of both children and adults. Women's clubs throughout the nation promoted traveling libraries, but the Atlanta Woman's Club is unique. The state legislature of Georgia made no provision for libraries, and thus the Club was almost solely responsible for the thousands of volumes of books they had circulating in rural areas of Atlanta's county. As a book nerd, I think that is really cool.