Children's Services at the Library

For Kids & Families

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Library buildings are closed, but you can use online library books, audiobooks, and magazines. Library staff will answer questions 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday, at 707-269-1915, starting April 7.

Libraries are Closed
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  2. Main & Branch Library Events
  3. Eureka Children's Events
  4. Museums & Attractions
  5. Regular Eureka Story Times
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Education and Social Services

2-1-1 Humboldt Referral service for community resources for children and adults in Humboldt County.

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.

Smile Humboldt
Information on access to oral health care and preventive education in Humboldt County.

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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 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.