June 24, 2023
This is just one stop on the book tour (see the whole tour below.) The tour is a part of the Humboldt County Library Summer Reading Program. which runs June 3 to August 5 with the theme FIND YOUR VOICE. This summer we share stories, books, songs, dances, art, and other creative projects. Join us to celebrate the idea of authorship and the many ways you can use your voice.
McKinleyville Branch Library
1606 Pickett Road
McKinleyville, CA 95519
A free book for families of kids 5 & under, thanks to First 5 Humboldt & Backcountry Press.
10:00 AM, McKinleyville Library, 'Hiking Humboldt KIDS' Book Tour (Free Book, in Person)
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Learn about new places to explore this summer! Join First 5 Humboldt to celebrate and pick up a free copy of the new book 'Hiking Humboldt KIDS'. This exciting new book was created to help kids and families get outside to see the natural wonders of Humboldt County with family-friendly hikes.
Hiking Humboldt KIDS
A book of local hikes for families, by Rees Hughes
More About the Book
& why First 5 Humboldt is Giving Families a Free Copy
First 5 Humboldt, author Rees Hughes, and Backcountry Press teamed up during the pandemic to create this book. Why? To make it easy to have the joy of time spent together outdoors, especially for young children and their families. Learn about easy hikes and fun places kids love.
Find Your Happy Places
Kids have had a hard time for the past few years. The book aims to highlight and encourage three of the California Surgeon General’s stress busting strategies - experiencing nature, physical activity, and supportive relationships.
Together these strategies reduce stress hormones, reduce inflammation, and increase neuroplasticity, which are all important to improving health and well being across the lifespan. Though the height of the pandemic may be behind us, the effects of the toxic stress it caused continues for many. Through creation of this book, First 5 Humboldt hopes to provide families with a fun and useful resource to support their well being.
This Book Tour is Coming to a Library Near You!
Tuesday, June 6, 3:30 PM, Trinidad Library
Saturday June 10, 11:00 AM, Rio Dell Library
Saturday, June 10, 3:00 PM, Fortuna Library
Friday, June 16, 10:30 AM, Eureka Library
Thursday, June 22, 12:00 Noon, Willow Creek Library
Saturday June 24, 10:00 AM, McKinleyville Library
See where each library is, here.