With the Delta variant surging, Denver has issued new public health orders requiring pre-K through 12th-grade students to wear masks at school and requiring city employees and some private-sector workers in high-risk settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We’re around history all the time, and now we’re living it,” says Brian Trembath, Special Collections Librarian in the Western History/Genealogy department at the Denver Public Library. In the quiet that is now the Central Branch, I Am Denver tours the collection as Trembath discusses efforts to diversify 20th Century holdings and collect history as it’s unfolding — from gathering Black Lives Matter protest signs to archiving photos of COVID-19 closures. Watch the video below for more. As of September 2020, the Denver Public Library branches remain closed due to COVID-19. Librarians and archivists are still available for research. Email requests to email@example.com or access the Digital Collections at https://digital.denverlibrary.org.