Women’s History Month


March is Women’s History Month, a chance to commemorate the vital role of women in American history. The Dillsburg Public Library has a wealth of information about women’s contributions to establishing our new nation, winning voting rights, supporting military efforts, advancing space exploration, fighting for civil rights, pioneering scientific discoveries and much more. Materials you can borrow include books for adults, kids and teens as well as audiobooks, DVDs, and resources you can download to your electronic devices.

One of the newest additions to our collection is Modern Herstory by Blair Imani. This book educates readers about heroes of American history who have been silenced, marginalized or erased from the textbooks, such as Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Sylvia and Marsha were young women at the helm of the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Despite their passionate lifelong commitment to promote the rights of LGBTQ persons they were often silenced because of discrimination against gender non-conforming people.

Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted highlights the accomplishments of more widely recognized women such as Harriet Tubman and her work on the Underground Railroad in the fight against slavery. She writes about Helen Keller and her efforts to create opportunity for people with disabilities, and Sally Ride who created science and engineering programs for girls after becoming the first American woman in space.

Call us, go online or come to the Dillsburg Public Library to check out these and many other titles celebrating Women’s History Month.