Fortuna Library

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2018 Summer Reading - Reading Takes You Everywhere

Children play among the branches of a tree, big smiles on their faces.

Summer Reading is a Breeze

Stop by the library and pick up a reading log.  Read books and win prizes.  For kids, the biggest hidden prize of all is how easy it is to go back to school in the fall if you keep getting better with word skills over the summer!  Adults and teens will find reading challenges available to them as well.

Find out more about the Summer Reading Program...

Craft Adventures

Every Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of free arts and crafts related to our summer theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere! 

Visit the library for paper weaving, mini-book making, and more. We'll also have kids' travel-related and discovery activities, such as paper airplanes and Legos.

Children fold paper, sail a matchbox boat, and play with lego.

Thanks to Fortuna Library's Summer Reading Sponsors!

  • The Friends of Fortuna Library
  • The Friends of the Redwood Libraries
  • First 5 Humboldt
  1. Humboldt Library Calendar
  2. Fortuna Branch Calendar
  3. Ongoing Library Events
  4. Library Services
  5. Computer Access
  6. Accessibility
  7. eBooks & eAudio
  8. Friends of Fortuna Library
  9. Humboldt Library Foundation
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Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Grandparents and Books, with Cynthia Cooke



Join storybook reader Cynthia Cooke for a fun and memorable story time.  Whether it's one-on-one or with a group, Cynthia selects the most engaging books and delights children of all ages.

First Weds. Each Month, 7:00 p.m. Fortuna Book Club

This monthly adult book club meets for friendly discussion of books selected by the members. Check the calendar to see book titles. Newcomers are welcome!

Image, a stack of books & the words book club Fortuna.

2nd Weds., 6:30 p.m. Family Literacy Night 


Bring your children to this fun storytime that features a professional storyteller or other entertainer on the second Wednesday of each month.  Families with children in attendance can receive a brand-new book, free, as part of the fun.  This event is sponsored by the Humboldt Literacy Project, First Five Humboldt and the Humboldt County Library.

Preschool Story Time, Fridays at 10:30 a.m.


Fridays are great fun with rotating storytime readers throughout the month. Rena Stiver, Tricia Coombs, and Brian Whitaker each bring a unique twist to story time. And be on the lookout for special Fridays when we have surprise guests!.

Cynthia, Cinda, and Brian

Photos of grandmotherly Cynthia Cook, professional-looking Cinda Hussey, and friendly, relaxed Brian
Image, more colorful books lined up in a cheerful row.

Flowers along the side of Fortuna Memorial Library.

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