What the Library Offers Children & Teens
Library Children's Services
The Humboldt County Library is a welcoming place for children and families. Visit the Children's Services page to read about the events, resources, and opportunities the Library offers, or to access children's resources online.
Teen Services at the Library
Humboldt Library has popular materials for teens including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels & manga, online articles & encyclopedias (24-hour homework resources!), downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks, wi-fi, and more.
Regular Story Times
A calendar of the weekly or repeating story times at all branches. Story time is a wonderful event for young children. Listening to stories builds imagination and reasoning ability, and a better understanding of one’s own feelings and those of others. It helps develop language skills like vocabulary and listening, sparks an interest in reading, and helps kids grasp early reading skills. For children and families who come to library story time, it’s a social event too, that allows them to make friends. feel part of a group, and be ready for school and community life.
Children's Learning Databases
Children's Articles & Databases include online encyclopedias, articles, and facts for kids in grade school and middle school. Some are in Spanish, too! Find a play based on a book, or a video interview with an author. Find an audiobook with a read-along. Explore a favorite interest, or read about both sides of an issue. Support your home school projects with book-related lesson plans. Look for a book at your reading level, and more.
Servicios Para Niños
Para los niños preescolares, hay libros y horas de cuentos igual que otros programas gratuitos. Los libros electrónicos y audiolibros para niños de todos edades están disponibles en línea para su descarga gratuita. Para los estudiantes, hay libros con información para sus tareas, bases de datos electrónicos, recursos en línea, y otros materiales para leer, aprender, y divertirse.
Summer at Your Library
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!