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The Humboldt Library Foundation is sheltering-in-place, which means working from home and figuring out how to adapt our support for the library in the shadow of COVID-19.

22nd Holiday Gala - Thank you for your Support!

Thank you to all our supporters for your generous donations this year. Due to Covid-19, last year we cancelled the dinner party, the music and the auction. But we did not cancel the reason we gather, which is to honor an individual who carries the torch of the indefatigable Helen Everett. Despite our non-event Gala in 2020, we were thrilled to honor Susan O’Connor, a tireless advocate, volunteer and HLF Board Member of 23 years. (Read more about Susan’s story in the Fall 2020 Newsletter.)

We have also not cancelled the other reason we normally gather -- to raise money for the library. The Gala is our major fundraiser event for the year. Our goal was to raise $75,000. Thank you for helping us get close to our goal. Click on the Donate button to see how you can help.

Need convincing? Because of your support last year, we were able to grant the Library $141,000 to meet the many unique challenges posed by the pandemic. Right now, even though all the branches are closed to foot-traffic, on line activity has surged -- e-resource circulation has grown by nearly 66%. Children’s story hours are regularly ‘Zoomed’ and on-line resources for K-12 students are informative and lively. A redesign of the website makes it easier to access e-books, audio books, your favorite magazines and a wealth of data bases. Patrons can request materials through the website and librarians provide Curbside service – they’ll even do the browsing for you and put together a bag of books based on your interest.

Explore our website – check out our Fall Newsletter, and the many ways you can contribute to make our library and our community a better place to live. Follow us on Facebook for updates on Library news and activities, book recommendations and to connect with other library and book lovers.

Thank you for supporting the library – it matters now more than ever.

View Redwood News Community Spotlight's interview with HLF Board member Peter LaVallee https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodNews/videos/143612927097589/

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
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