Did you know that in 1878, Eureka became the first city in California to support a free public library with public funds? What does that say about the proud city of Eureka back in its early days?
That wasn't the first library effort in the county, and it was far from the last. Humboldt County residents have been wildly enthusiastic readers and library supporters since the 1850's.
After all, we have a lot of 'good reading weather'!
Read more about the history of Humboldt County Public Libraries.