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.

Though all the branches are shuttered, the library is humming with activity. Staff members are as close as a phone call or email away. Electronic resources are being widely circulated, children’s story hours are regularly ‘Zoomed’ (check library website for how to register), 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. And curbside service is available to pick up requested books.

Initially In response to COVID-19, HLF provided a $10,000 emergency grant to augment the electronic resources collection. Most recently, we’ve granted the library another $131,500 to expand the collection for children and young adults, beef-up adult non-fiction and provide additional funding for electronic resources -- e-books, audio books and new database subscriptions. But there is need for more and you can help. We have made it easier to donate to Buy a Book, and/or to make a recurring donation by joining the Book a Month Club.

Explore our website – check out our Spring 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.


    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