Humboldt County loves its libraries!

And at HLF we are inspired to help open the world of the library for kids and families, for lifelong learners, for anyone who wants to reach for the treasures that lie within. 

We are thrilled to be a part of the magic of learning — the thrill of discovery that lights up the face of a young reader, or for the teen finding the latest graphic novel.  You’ve felt it, too — finding a new author, or exploring a new genre, or the simple pleasure of listening to a down loadable audio book.  Learning is challenging and fun and the library is the place where you already own it – it is accessible and free. 

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.  

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.

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! Tuesday, Dec 10, 2024 Holiday Gala

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