October 20-22, 2022

Humboldt County Children's Author Festival

2022 Event Schedule

Thursday and Friday Oct 20-21

Authors Visit School Sites

54 Schools throughout Humboldt County receive an author visit!

Friday Oct 21st

Author Banquet

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.

Proclamation Day

Oct 1, 2019. Proclamation Day @ the city of Eureka. Featuring Committee members and Mayor Susan Seaman.

For Full Proclamation GO HERE

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