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Black History Month


Black History Month is celebrated in February and recognizes the contributions, triumphs, and achievements of Black Americans in history, culture, and society.

Designated Black History Month in 1986 by the U.S. Congress, the month-long celebration is an opportunity to “gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of the many contributions of Black Americans to our country and the world.”

Throughout the month and all year long, learn something new about the achievements of Black Americans and the events that shaped history through our library resources.


Check back in February 2025 for events.

Learn more through Library resources

Learn about the struggles, achievements, and contributions African American people have made throughout history. Try one of these titles or explore our collection by topic.



Take a deep dive into stories that give a different perspective, belly laugh, heartwarming hug, or gut-wrenching sorrow. 



Enjoy beautifully illustrated titles that help children grow and love.



Don’t have time to sit down and read? Listen to an audiobook for free using your library card! Try one while driving, cooking, or relaxing.

Visit our Digital Library to learn more about digital audiobook resources, including Libby, Hoopla, and Boundless.

Read electronic books anytime using your library card. Access Libby, Hoopla, Boundless, and more through our Digital Library.

Check out graphic novels for visually engaging storytelling.

Watch documentaries, motion pictures, and more through Kanopy and Hoopla.



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