Welcome to the Humboldt Library Foundation

We share a passion for the library – for the thrill of discovery and joyful curiosity that lights up the face of a young reader, for that moment when you come upon a new author, for the pleasure of listening to a downloadable audio book, or for delving into your own family history on Ancestry.com.

At HLF, we are inspired to open the world of the library for kids and families, for lifelong learners, job seekers, or for anyone who wants to reach for the wealth of treasures that lie within.

The Humboldt County Library is a community hub, unique in its breadth of diversity – from the Main to the ten branch libraries and fourteen rural communities served by the Bookmobile.

If you’ve dropped by lately, you know new books are plentiful, and exciting new programs abound.  Families and patrons are flocking to the library. The branches are bustling with family literacy nights, themed story hours and creative dance, sign language classes, winter crafting, book clubs, and even a Lego club.

At HLF we amplify public funding for the library. Your support makes all the difference – in opportunities offered, curiosity satisfied, and creativity unleashed.

Explore our website and consider a donation. You will inspire the thrill of discovery.

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 Holiday Gala – Tuesday, December 5, 2023. MORE INFO HERE.

Our Mission

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!

Buy a Book today to Honor or In Memory Of a friend.

HLF Warbler

  • 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