Arcata Library

A bird's eye view of Arcata Library shows bike parking and skylights.

Story Time with Ms. Sue

Story Time with Ms. Sue and Sunshine the Chicken!

Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, In Person.

Ms. Sue and Sunshine the Chicken can't wait to welcome preschool friends and their caregivers for stories, songs, and shaker egg fun. Masks are optional, and Ms. Sue will be wearing one. 

A Call to Yarns Knit & Crochet Group, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM Fridays. (In Person)

Photo: balls of yarn in various textures and colors.


Knit, chat, and relax with others who like to do the same. This friendly group welcomes all experience levels, including newbies, and is currently meeting in person.


YA Book Club, meeting on Zoom

Young Adult Book Club

Young Adult Book Group

3rd Thursday of every 2 months at 6:00 PM (Zoom)

The Young Adult Book Group is for readers aged 12 to 19. It's run by Larissa of the Tin Can Mailman Bookstore and cosponsored by Arcata Library. Check the library calendar for an exact date. Contact us ahead of time to get the book and an invitation!  822-5954.                  

A Novel Idea Book Group (in Person or Zoom Option.)

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A Novel Idea Book Club 

6:00 PM, 4th Thursday of the Month (Usually.)

Readers who are 18 years and older are welcome to drop in to A Novel Idea Book Club. You may attend in person or on Zoom. Branch librarian Susan chooses titles that are relatively new award-winners and available in paperback. Check the library calendar to see what we are reading and the exact dates of meetings. Come by the library to get a copy of the book. If you will not be attending in person, also ask for your Zoom invitation. 

Starting your own book group is easy with Book Group in a Bag

Here is someone checking out a 'Book Group in a Bag' kit from the Arcata Library.

Book Group in a Bag

Make your own book group, and read and share at home. How? With one simple checkout.  Adults, young adults, and children can choose multiple copies of a title and go home with a discussion guide, author biography and more.  There are more than 100 titles (both fiction and non-fiction) to choose from. Free! Sponsored by the Friends of Arcata Library.


Friends of the Arcata Library (FOAL)


500 7th Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Through the work of the Friends, the library is able to add more books and materials to its collections and offer programs to enhance library services.  You can participate in volunteer activities, or simply support the Library by joining.  Visit the Friends of the Arcata Library website for more about this library-loving group.