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

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 Holiday Gala – Tuesday, December 5, 2023. INFO/REGISTER 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