Library Children's Services

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Contact Us:


(707) 269-1910
Children's Desk at the Main Library

Library Services for Children

The library has story hours for preschool children, and many other free programs including crafts, puppets, music, guest performers, and more.  It's a welcoming place where families come together for community, fun, and friendship.

For students, there are books with helpful facts for homework, online homework resources designed for children, and other materials for reading, learning, and exploring.

Computers with educational games are available in the children's room. 

A Library Card for Every Child


Even very young children can receive a free library card.

A library card means the child can check out books. 

Parents may also choose to allow their child to use the internet or to borrow videos and DVDs.

Look for these options on the library card form. It must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Internet



Children may use the public internet computers in the adult area if a parent or legal guardian permits.

A parent may add this permit to a child's library card or choose to sign a form for one-time use on each occasion. 

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Links to more!

  1. Summer Reading Club

    The Summer Reading Club runs from mid-June to late August every year, for all children in Humboldt County. It's free and all children are welcome to join.

  2. Overdrive

    Visit the Kids' Reading Room on Overdrive. Read eBooks on your computer or on an eReader, Kindle, iPad, or other mobile device.

  3. Children's Internet Links

    Especially useful websites for homework or other exploration, for children and families..

  4. Servicios para Niños

    La biblioteca ofrece libros, películas, y más. Eventos como cuentos para los más pequeños, para pre-escolares y para la familia; marionetas, artesanías, y música. Para los estudiantes, hay libros con información para sus tareas, bases de datos electrónicos, recursos en línea, y otros materiales para leer, aprender, y divertir.

  1. Branches & Hours

    A map of all the Library Branch locations, with links to each library's page.

  2. Access for People with Disabilities

    Detailed information about access features of the Main Library and links to Branch Libraries

  3. Ongoing Events

    Links to a page listing library events that happen on an ongoing basis and on a regular schedule, such as weekly story times, monthly book discussions, quarterly film series, and annual Summer Reading Programs. You will find events here, especially weekly events, that may not be included in our crowded Library Events Calendar! Information about ongoing events can also be found on individual branch pages.