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Children's Services at the Library
For Kids & Families
Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, Trinidad Library Story Time (in Person)
Wednesdays, 11:00 AM Arcata Library, Preschool Storytime with Ms. Sue (In Person)
The 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00-4:45 PM, Eureka Library, Creative Dance & Story with Shoshanna (in Person)
3rd Thursday of the Month, at 1:00 PM, Eureka Library Children's Room, Origami Club (in Person)
Check Out a Family Zoo Pass at the Library. Your Zoo Pass includes the Skywalk!
Fridays, 10:30 AM, Eureka Library Story Time
Fridays at 10:30 AM, Story Time at Fortuna Library (in Person)
Viernes (Fridays) 3:30 PM. Fortuna Library, Cuentos en Español, Spanish Story Time (in Person)
Saturdays at 8:30 AM, Starfish Radio Hour with Shoshanna (Live Online)
Saturdays at 11:00 AM, Garberville Library Story Time (in Person)
2nd Saturday of the Month, 1:00-2:00 PM, Eureka Library, LEGO Club for Kids (in Person)
Get a California State Library Parks Pass. Check it out like a book, for 2 weeks
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Education and Social Services
2-1-1 Humboldt Referral service for community resources for children and adults in Humboldt County.
Family Resource Centers offer support for families including parenting support, help in filling out CalFresh or MediCal forms, food pantries, school supplies, children's programs, case management, and teen work experience programs.
First 5 Humboldt Information on playgroups, family resource centers, early child development, and the work of First 5 Humboldt.
Changing Tides Family Services Help with child care and developmental and mental health services for children.
North Coast Children’s Services Head Start and Early Head Start services for children and their families.
Humboldt County Office of Education Information on local schools and other resources for supporting children’s education and growth.
Healthy Kids Humboldt Low cost or no cost health insurance for kids.
Information on access to oral health care and preventive education in Humboldt County.
Museums & Attractions for Children & Families
Call ahead to check if they are able to host visitors at this time.
Clarke Museum Historical museum focusing on Humboldt County.
Discovery Museum Children’s museum with interactive exhibits.
Morris Graves Museum of Art Art museum in former Carnegie Library; hosts children's events.
Sequoia Park Zoo Animals and habitats to explore, including a petting zoo.
Museums about ships and the sea, railroads, local tribal cultures, old-time living, bigfoot, and more.
Links to more!
Access for People with Disabilities
People of all abilities are welcome at the library. This page gives detailed information about access features of the Main Library and has a link to accessibility information about Branch Libraries.
Branches & Hours
A map of all the Library Branch locations, with links to each library's page.
Children's Internet Links
Especially useful websites for homework or other exploration, for children and families..
Children's Author Festival
Every two years, the Author Festival brings well-known authors and illustrators to Humboldt County to visit schools, where they talk with students about the love of reading and the craft of writing. These visits bring home the idea that real people create books, and that children and students can also write and illustrate books. This dynamic, inspiring festival sparks a special energy in children, authors, parents, teachers and librarians, giving wings to the dreams of young authors and artists.
Children's Articles & Databases include resources, articles, and facts for children in elementary school, middle school, and teens in high school.
Kids eBook Reading Room
Visit the Kids' Reading Room on Overdrive. Read free children's eBooks on your computer or on an eReader, Kindle, iPad, or other mobile device
Map of the Children's Room
A map of the children's room in Eureka Main Library. The map shows locations for picture books, children's fiction, children's nonfiction, children's Spanish language books, the Story Room, Children's Services Desk, Emergency Exit, Family Restroom, parenting corner, easy readers, and new books.
Regular Story Times
Here you can see story times at every Humboldt County Public Library that occur on a regular schedule, such as weekly or monthly. In normal times, nearly every branch library has at least one regular story time.
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.
Summer Reading Club
Summer at Your Library runs from mid-June to late August every year. It's free and all ages are welcome to join. Reading in the summer is great for everyone, and important for kids. It means children don't lose their skill and are ready for school in the fall. Children who read for fun also get ahead in math, spelling, and all kinds of thinking. Reading is a superpower!
The library offers teens space to read and study; books, audiobooks, and eBooks; (all free to borrow); 24-7 online databases for research and homework; Job and career information, and more.
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.
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 library materials and use library computers.
To get a library card, a form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Internet and Children
Children may use the public internet or public wi-fi at the library.
It is up to the parent to monitor a child's library internet use.
Make sure your child knows how to be safe online.
Please be aware that the library does not use parental software or other blocking tools.