Women’s History Month 2021


March is Women’s History Month! This month we highlight, celebrate, and elevate the voices of women.

Local Women

Mary Smith Bailey: a local educator who founded the first school for non-white children in the area during a time of segregation. The school went on to become the Mary Bailey Head Start, which is in operation to this day. She is also the subject of the mural behind city hall.

Annie Purl: Another educator and namesake of Purl Elementary School. Purl was a lifelong educator, founding local schools and becoming a principal. She taught for over 50 years. Click here for more information.

Jessie Daniel Ames: noted suffragist. She founded the Texas League of Women Voters. She is buried in a family plot in the local I.O.O.F. cemetery in Georgetown.

Things to Read

The Library has an extensive collection of items. Here are themed items for Women’s History Month broken down by age range.

Books for Kids Books for Kids: Athletes  | Books for Kids: Artists and Authors  |  Books for Kids: Scientists

Books for Teens

Books for Adults

Interactive Browsing

The Library has interactive bookshelves and displays for you on female filmmakers, music artists, and more!

Women and Music

Women Filmmakers