Welcome Library Lovers!
The 2023 HLF Annual Holiday Gala is around the corner, and we hope you will join us at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka on Tuesday, December 5th. It seems more vital than ever that we gather as library advocates to celebrate this remarkable institution at the heart of our Democracy.
We also gather to honor the memory of that most indefatigable of librarians, Helen Everett. This year’s recipient of the Helen Everett Award is Pam Cavanagh, a former HLF board member and a retired educator with deep generational ties in Humboldt County. Pam was a much beloved English teacher at Arcata High School, with a quiet but fierce belief in the importance of teaching young people to search for the truth and think on their own.
The Dinner, Live and Silent Auction will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue in Eureka. We’re extremely honored that Senator Mike McGuire has agreed to preside over the live auction. He is a strong advocate for public libraries and brings his enthusiasm to the auction. There will be jazz by Nice ‘n Easy, drinks and dinner catered by Uniquely Yours. Social hour begins at 5:30; dinner at 6:30.
The Gala is our major fundraiser of the year and as a patron your name will be included in the evening’s program. Please think generously.
__ Luminary $2500/12 tickets __ Helen Everett Circle $1,500/8 tickets
__ Literary Lion $1000/6 tickets __ Laureate $600/4 tickets
__ Book Lover $300/2 tickets __ Bibliophile $100/1 ticket
To raise funds to enhance the programs, services, and continuing development of Humboldt County’s public libraries. With your support we can help
- Improve the quality of library services
- Expand the use of technology
- Sponsor cultural and educational offerings
Accept the Challenge!
Michele McKeegan and Ed Olsgard will donate $500 for every supporter who makes a Planned Gift and joins the HLF Legacy Circle. Join today!
Book A Month Club!
- 1 Book ~ $25
- 2 Books ~ $50
- 3 Books – $ 75
- 4 Books ~ $100
- Shelf of Books ~ $500
- Join the Book a Month Club ~ with a recurring donation per month
Latest HLF News
- Spring 2023 Newsletter
- HLF grants $94,550 to Library in 2022
- HLF raises over $50,000 for County Library Home Delivery Program
- HLF Grants to County Library Total $101,000 for FY 2021