Black History Month

February is Black History Month

Library Resources

Catalog Tabs

We have added two tabs to our catalog with resources that center Black stories, voices, and history. Visit our catalog homepage to browse these titles.

Screenshot of "Black Voices in Fiction" tab on Valley Libraries Catalog

Black History Month collection on Hoopla

Explore Black voices in Music, audiobooks, ebooks, movies, and television! View the collection here.


Screenshot of the Black History Month Collection landing page on Hoopla



Fisherville Main:

Adult Display

Poster that says "Black History Month" in large, black lettersPhoto of display with DVD: Bel Air; Cookbook: Home Sweet Cafe; and Book: A Measure of BelongiongDisplay with DVD: One Night in Miami; Book: World of Art Black Art




Display with Books: The Black Panther Party, Black History Book, Silencer, Notes from a Young Black Chef, Beloved, and The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl; and DVD: Chi-Raq.






Display with Books: Hip Hop Matters, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, and Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation; and Movies: Summer of Soul and Queen & Slim.











Tween/Teen Display

Black History Month Display featuring books and coloring sheets in a large indoor windowsill











Community Highlights

RISE Organization


“RISE will be a vehicle for giving voice to the voiceless, strength to the weak and support for the lost within the Black community. RISE will give hope back to the Black community.” 

1320 Ohio Street, Suite D
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Phone: (540)-221-6964





THE JOURNEY 2022: Founders of RISE reflect on work in the community


RISE All Black Library

The RISE Foundation houses an All Black Library.  RISE has purchased and shelved over 1500 books in the library since August 2020. This library highlights the stories, history, family, encouragement, faith, love, relationships of Black people told by Black people, for ALL people. 

Tours of the All Black Library during Black History Month
Wednesdays, 3-7 PM
Sign up here:

RISE’s Grand Opening:

RISE’s After School Program: