Luna the Library Horse

I am a horse-lover.  So, when I see horses contributing to, interacting with, visiting, etc. libraries, I always have fun.

In Indonesia, a horse named Luna acts as a library.  Luna and her handler Ridwan Sururi provide library services to communities in the remote region of Purbalingga on the island of Java.  Their library is called Kudapustaka (literally, “horse library”).  They travel to schools three days a week and provide books to children and adults.

Indonesia is working toward increasing adult literacy rates.  The government brought the number of illiterate adults down from 5.4m in 2004 to 6.7m in 2011.  I imagine Ms. Luna is helping out.

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