Throughout the month of September, the Humboldt County Library will be hosting a variety of activities and events to recognize Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Limited-edition Incredibles-themed library cards are currently available at libraries throughout Humboldt County. As always, your first library card is free, and replacement cards are $4.

Throughout the month of September, the Eureka Library, at 1313 Third St., will host a variety of drop-in superhero-themed crafts and activities in the Children’s Room.

“While these programs are open to all members of the community, whether or not one has a library card, signing up for a card not only lets you borrow books and audio visual materials to take home, but supports the library in ways which allow us to better serve you,” said Jessica Snow, library assistant II. “Libraries have evolved from the traditional idea of just books to offer a large amount of resources to the community.”

In addition to print books, the library has a variety of e-books and online materials, a large number of programs aimed at everyone from children to adults, computer access and public Wi-Fi. All services and programs that the library offers are free to patrons.

“Studies have found that when children have access to public libraries, it promotes early literacy, leads to better reading scores and improves critical thinking skills,” Snow said. “On average, for every $1 in funding that libraries receive, they provide an equivalent of $5 in services to the community.”

The library’s programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities For more information, call 707-269-1915 or visit

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