October 20-22, 2022
Humboldt County Children's Author Festival
2022 Event Schedule
Thursday and Friday Oct 20-21
54 Schools throughout Humboldt County receive an author visit!
Friday Oct 21st
All 25 Authors will be honored at a banquet; a limited number of tickets may be purchased to attend.
Saturday Oct 22nd
Book Sale & Author Signing & Prize Drawing
Humboldt County Library, Eureka.
Authors on site to sign your purchases!
1:30 PRIZE DRAWING. Tickets $1 each
Grand Prize: 25 Autographed Books - one from each author! 10 second prizes: one Autographed Book for each winner!
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.
We are pleased to accept the 2019 CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) Award of Merit. This award recognizes outstanding contributions of organizations toward the improvement of teaching English/language arts in California. The statewide award will be presented at the February Annual Convention in Los Angeles!
Honoring our Authors!
One way we honor our authors is to host a dinner where they have an opportunity to see their books performed. And now you may enjoy Director Dr. Jean Bazemore and students of the Northcoast Preparatory Academy "Readers Theater" perform a sketch from four books from the 25 national authors in attendance.
Oct 1, 2019. Proclamation Day @ the city of Eureka. Featuring Committee members and Mayor Susan Seaman.
For Full Proclamation GO HERE
Would you like to become a Business Sponsor or Adopt An Author?
Book Clubs can adopt an author, too.
Thanks to our Community of Partners and Sponsors
Friends of the Redwood Libraries
Humboldt County Office of Education
Our 2022 Sponsors
American Association of University Women
Bob and Jennie Canevari Foundation
Redwood Coast Financial Partners
Rose Perenin Foundation
Schmidbauer Family Foundation
GO HERE for our current Volunteer Spotlight.
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
Perrin Turney, Web Coordinator
Pat Person & Connie Lefever, Driver Co-Chairs
For full listing of Committee Members, Go HERE