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Welcome to the Humboldt Library Foundation

From the outset, at the Humboldt Library Foundation we have been inspired by a simple idea -- to open the world of the public library for kids and families, for early learners and job seekers, for all who wish to reach for the treasures within.

We share this view with library-lovers across our community. Whether or not you use the library on a regular basis, we know the library is a place where dreams can be realized, doors opened, and the opportunity gap closed. It is this shared belief that brings us together to support this most important of public institutions – a community hub that links resources and information for those who enter the door, either virtually or online.

This past year you helped us celebrate our 25th Anniversary with record-breaking support. We grant funded $101,000 to the library, grew our endowment funds to over $1 million dollars and added members to our Legacy Circle. We published two newsletters, beefed up our presence on social media and regularly honored donors through our Donor Spotlight feature. We took on a special project and successfully raised $50,000 to purchase a cargo van to kick-start a new program, "Home Delivery, the Library at Your Door," that will bring books and materials to the many who face transportation challenges, such as home-bound seniors and young families. (Check out the News tab to click on link to press announcement.)

Finally, the public library is as unique and as diverse as the community it serves. We know your investment yields big returns – in patron satisfaction, opportunities offered, curiosity satisfied, and exploration for new ideas to be launched.

So, thank you for being steadfast and generous. Check out the website, sign up for our newsletter, explore what it means to become a member of our Legacy Circle, join the honor roll of Sponsors or make a donation in memory or honor of someone special in your life. We’re glad you are 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. More info
    Click on the Donate Button below or print this form to mail with your gift.


    To donate once or make a recurring donation, click the DONATE button

    Buy a book today to Honor
    or in Memory of a friend.

  • 1 Book ~ $25
  • 2 Books ~ $50
  • 4 Books ~ $100
  • Shelf of Books ~ $500
  • Join the Book a Month Club ~ with a recurring donation per month