Women's History Month


Why Women's History Month?

Women's History Month seeks to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history (Women's History Month, About Page). During this month we seek to highlight the often overlooked contributions of women in history, especially in the United States. We also hope to acknowledge the power imbalances experienced by women of color and women who identify as LGBTQIA+. Globally the contributions of women are celebrated on March 8th on International Women's Day, which includes acknowledging the past and present achievements of women throughout the world.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloadable resource lists and resource trackers.

As part of our Read Wider program we have downloadable resource lists and resource trackers.

Downloadable resource lists are full of books, movies, music, and online resources. Each list is carefully curated by our collection librarians to highlight own voice stories, stories of triumph, and stories starring important women throughout history.

Resource trackers for kids and teens or adults are a great way to record and highlight your favorite books, movies, music, and online resources for this month. Teens can choose to use the kids and teens or the adult resource tracker. Download a resource tracker at the bottom of the page, complete it, and join us for a discussion at the end of the month on new lessons learned and what actions could be taken in the future. By participating you will have the opportunity to support local businesses through gift card giveaways.

List of Staff Recommended Books

Pitkin County Library staff has recommendations for kids, teens, and adults to help get you started on your reading journey! For more resources, check out our downloadable resource lists below.