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2021 Holiday Gala Update

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou, author

Under the shadow of the pandemic, the Humboldt Library Foundation’s Annual Holiday Gala won’t be the same. We have decided to cancel the dinner party, the music and the auction. But we have not cancelled the reason for which we typically gather – to celebrate the public library and raise funds to help it meet the dreams and aspirations of our community.

We share a passion for the public library -- and more than ever the Library needs our support. The Gala is our major fundraiser for the year. For our 2021 event, our goal for is to raise $75,000. If you can, take your contribution to the next level and then round up again for what you might have spent on an auction item.

We were able to give $101,000 to the Library this year. We continue to provide nearly half of the annual books and materials budget, support technology upgrades and special projects. And during the tough pandemic year, your past support helped open up new opportunities for patrons with more electronic resources, more online programming, and more new books picked-up curbside.

The Library is counting on you! Please help us reach our Goal of $75,000. Consider becoming a patron at any one of the following levels -- or simply make a donation that fits your circumstance right now. If you’ve already made a donation, thank you.

PATRON LEVELS: Platinum $1500, Bronze $600, Gold $1200, Friend $300, Silver $900, Other $100

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.

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.


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    or in Memory of a friend.

  • 1 Book ~ $25
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