Children's Services at the Library
Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Visit Arcata Library for a Story Walk of Lois Ehlert's bilingual book, Cuckoo - Cucu
It's Time for Summer Reading! A free program for kids. Sign up now!
The 'Take Flight' Activity Kit for Children is Ready for curbside pickup @ your branch library
Every Friday, 11:00 AM, School Age Story Time via Zoom with Ms. Sue of Arcata Library
Curbside Service is Now Available at Your Library! Request up to 4 items & stop by the library to pick them up.
Get free eBooks and audiobooks for kids here! Use your library card.
You are sheltering as best you can, and so are we. Library buildings are closed, but library services continue. Click to learn more.
Resources for Families with Children at Home
- Main & Branch Library Events
- Eureka Children's Events
- Education & Social Services
- Museums & Attractions
- Regular Eureka Story Times
- Handy Library Links
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Sat Jul. 11
Tue Jul. 14
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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.
Museums & Attractions for Children and Families
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 monthly Second Saturday Family Arts Day and KEET-TV Kids’ Club.
Sequoia Park Zoo Animals and habitats to explore, including a petting zoo.
Regular Eureka Story Hours
10:30 a.m. Every Friday
in the Story Room
Preschool Story Time
11:00 a.m. First and Third Fridays
of the month, in the Story Room
Baby Read & Grow
Children's Articles & Databases include resources, articles, and facts for children in elementary school, middle school, and teens in high school.
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
Especially useful websites for homework or other exploration, for children and families..
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.
A map of all the Library Branch locations, with links to each library's page.
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.
Detailed information about access features of the Main Library and links to Branch Libraries
Kids Create’ events give young children (ages 0-8) the chance to be a part of workshops and activities that develop their creativity and build resilience – the ability to better deal with all of life’s ups-and-downs. Crafts, drama, music, yoga, drawing, writing and more build the skills children use to understand the world, express feelings, and make a place for relaxation, hope, learning, and fun. ‘Kids Create is supported by a grant from the County of Humboldt.
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.
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.
The Summer Reading program 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.
Lists of resources (local and beyond) for parents and families during the quarantine period. These lists were on our calendar before this page was created.
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.