In 1978, Women's History Month started as a week long celebration in Santa Rosa, California to correspond with International Woman's Day on March 8. It slowly started to gain traction across the country until President Jimmy Carter made it a national celebration in 1980. It stayed that way until 1987, when Congress officially designated March as Women's History Month. It's been official ever since!
To celebrate Women's History Month, be sure to stop by the children's department and check out some of these awesome picture book biographies about women!