Library Children's Services
View our Nov. 22, 23, 24 Holiday Schedule. Libraries will be closed Thurs. Nov. 23 & Fri. Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Special hours in some libraries on Wednesday.
Weds. Nov. 29, 6:45 p.m., Fortuna Library, Free Family Movie, Boss Baby (PG)
Sat. Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. Arcata Library, Winter Wonderland at Fun with Music Story Time
November & December, Eureka Library, Children's Calendar Art Exhibit
Sat. Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. Arcata Library, The Polar Express Read-Aloud and Movie.
Weekly Storytimes are not on the Calendar, because we have so many! See them here.
Baby Read & Grow is at Eureka and Trinidad Libraries, and Rockabye Baby Story Time in Arcata. Check the calendar for times.
- Main & Branch Library Events
- Eureka Children's Events
- Museums & Attractions
- Education & Social Services
- Regular Eureka Story Times
- Handy Library Links
Thu Nov. 23 - Fri Nov. 24
Sat Nov. 25
Wed Nov. 29
Fri Dec. 1
Fri Dec. 1
Sat Dec. 2
Sat Dec. 2
Fri Dec. 1
Fri Dec. 1
Sun Dec. 3
Mon Jan. 1
Sun Jan. 7
Museums & Attractions for Children and Families
Clarke Museum Historical museum focusing on Humboldt County.
Discovery Museum Children’s museum with interactive exhibits.
Morris Graves Museum of Art Art museum in former Carnegie Library; host of monthly Second Saturday Family Arts Day and KEET-TV Kids’ Club.
Sequoia Park Zoo Animals and habitats to explore, including a petting zoo.
KEET TV’s Ready to Learn service Public television station offers programs for children and workshops for parents.
Education and Social Services
2-1-1 Humboldt Referral service for community resources for children and adults in Humboldt County.
First 5 Humboldt Information on playgroups, family resource centers, early child development, and the work of First 5 Humboldt.
Changing Tides Family Services Help with child care and developmental and mental health services for children.
North Coast Children’s Services Head Start and Early Head Start services for children and their families.
Humboldt County Office of Education Information on local schools and other resources for supporting children’s education and growth.
Regular Eureka Story Hours
10:30 a.m. Every Friday
in the Story Room
Preschool Story Time
11:00 a.m. First and Third Fridays
of the month, in the Story Room
Baby Read & Grow
11:30 a.m. Second Saturday
of the Month, in the Story Room
Baby Sign Workshop
Children's Desk at the Main Library
Library Services for Children
The library has story hours for preschool children, and many other free programs including crafts, puppets, music, guest performers, and more. It's a welcoming place where families come together for community, fun, and friendship.
For students, there are books with helpful facts for homework, online homework resources designed for children, and other materials for reading, learning, and exploring.
Computers with educational games are available in the children's room.
A Library Card for Every Child
Even very young children can receive a free library card.
A library card means the child can check out books.
Parents may also choose to allow their child to use the internet or to borrow videos and DVDs.
Look for these options on the library card form. It must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Children may use the public internet computers in the adult area if a parent or legal guardian permits.
A parent may add this permit to a child's library card or choose to sign a form for one-time use on each occasion.
The Summer Reading Club runs from mid-June to late August every year, for all children in Humboldt County. It's free and all children are welcome to join.
Visit the Kids' Reading Room on Overdrive. Read eBooks on your computer or on an eReader, Kindle, iPad, or other mobile device.
Especially useful websites for homework or other exploration, for children and families..
La biblioteca ofrece libros, películas, y más. Eventos como cuentos para los más pequeños, para pre-escolares y para la familia; marionetas, artesanías, y música. Para los estudiantes, hay libros con información para sus tareas, bases de datos electrónicos, recursos en línea, y otros materiales para leer, aprender, y divertir.
A map of all the Library Branch locations, with links to each library's page.
Detailed information about access features of the Main Library and links to Branch Libraries
Links to a page listing library events that happen on an ongoing basis and on a regular schedule, such as weekly story times, monthly book discussions, quarterly film series, and annual Summer Reading Programs. You will find events here, especially weekly events, that may not be included in our crowded Library Events Calendar! Information about ongoing events can also be found on individual branch pages.