Humboldt County


Author Festival

Celebrating 50 Years!

Coming October 17-19, 2024

Winner of the LWV Award for Civic Contribution

The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County, a non-partisan organization dedicated to informed citizenry, presented their Award for Civic Contribution to The Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival at their 2023 State of the Community luncheon. Each year the LWV requests recommendations from the public and selects honorees after considering many nominations. A recent League newsletter states that “Our community is full of hard working people and organizations with similar missions to that of the LWV, making democracy work.”

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2022 Author Festival such a success!

Starting in 1975, the Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival has brought 25 authors from all around the country to Humboldt County every two years. These authors inspire, delight, and encourage a love for books and reading for thousands of children while visiting approximately 60 schools during their four days in Humboldt County. In addition to providing the school visits, the Author Festival hosts a popular book sale and author event at the main library on Saturday, where students and their families can meet the authors and have books signed. The library buzzes with excitement as students interact with the author celebrities.

Funded primarily by the generous support of local businesses and organizations, the biennial festival is produced by a dedicated group of librarians, educators, and community members who volunteer their time, talent, and energies to bring this fun, upbeat event to enrich our local schools.

Thanks for our Community of Partners and Sponsors

Would you like to become a Business Sponsor or Adopt An Author? 

Click HERE!

Book Clubs can adopt an author, too. 

Author Festival Committee

Becky Giacomini, Linda Lorvig, Joan Williams, Coordinators

Janine Randall, Secretary

Byrd Lochtie, Treasurer

Ann Wieland & Diane Larkin, Fundraising

JoAnn Bauer, Author Selection

Lucy Quinby & Peg Gardner, School Liaisons

Pat Person, Drivers

Connie LeFever, Book Sales

Katy Longshore, Communications