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Humboldt Reads!

An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!

Please join us for our August Humboldt Reads!  It will be held on the 4th Thursday this month: Thursday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm, at Vinny’s BBQ in Dakota City, IA.  Attendees pay for their meal choice, but no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.

This month’s selection is The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers.

Book Info:

“When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son.  Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own.  By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it.  What really transpired in the two years he was away?  A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation – and the next – began to see their world anew.”

Attend Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion at Vinny’s BBQ.

Please click here for a PDF flyer.

If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.


Programs and Events

WIN: Wellness and Independence through Nutrition!

Mark your calendar for this special program at the Humboldt Library.

Who: Target audience is age 50 or older.
What: Attendees will learn tips on eating healthy, good nutrition to help prevent chronic disease and growing your own garden to save on food costs.  This is a FREE program and is presented by Lexi Seuntjens, ISU Extension and Outreach Program Coordinator.
Where & When: Each program, which will be held at the library, is 1 hour long (10:00 -11:00 AM).  Please feel free to attend 1, 2 or all 3 programs on September 18, September 25 and/or September 30.

Registration can be made by calling the library: 332-1925, or ISU Extension: 332-2201.

Please click here for a PDF flyer with all the information.


Thank you to our 2019 Summer Reading Program Sponsors!

The staff at the Humboldt Public Library wishes to thank our community businesses, organizations and individuals for their monetary and prize donations for a soaring, successful Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories.  It is with the support of our community that we can create a fun and exciting reading program.  Reading takes you out-of-this-world!

Please click here for a complete list of our sponsors.

Julie & the Library Staff



Display Case Exhibit

Our summer display was done by our very own Sherri Crowley, which is called “Summer is waiting, let’s go!

“Summer is waiting, let’s go!”





Quilt of the Month


Our September quilt is titled, “Pineapple Quilt”, which is graciously on loan to us from the collection of Sandi Schade.  This piece was artfully crafted and pieced together by Sandi and skillfully quilted by Julie Eckhoff.  Julie participated in the Humboldt County Museum Quilt Class of 2018, with the result being this fantastic quilt.