Community Support

This October, 25 authors and illustrators will come to Humboldt from throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Arizona, Maryland, Colorado and Massachusetts.

They will travel to 60 Humboldt County schools, talk about themselves and their work to thousands of school children, and spend a day at a public autographing session in the Main Library in Eureka, where their books can be purchased.On behalf of the Author Festival Committee, students, children, parents, teachers, librarians, and other Humboldt book-lovers. We thank our authors and our festival supporters.

The festival is paid for in part by a book sale and author signing event held at our Humboldt County Library in Eureka for the general public. We also receive financial help from Friends of the Redwood Libraries and the Humboldt Area Foundation. Each year expenses have increased, creating a funding challenge. We realized that we really had not reached out to our community for support. Now we are offering an avenue for the community to give a financial helping hand so that the Children’s Author Festival will continue to enrich the lives of our children.

Would you consider becoming a Business Sponsor or Adopting an Author to continue this tradition began by community members committed to literacy since 1975? Would your Book Club like to support these efforts to share the love of reading to all children in Humboldt County?

ADOPT AN AUTHOR

Choose how you want to adopt an author:

  • Fly an author to Humboldt County for $500. (Receives two free books of choosing & early admission to the Sat. Book sale at 9:30 and your name on our sponsor posters.)
  • Pay hotel lodging for an author for $250. (Receives early admission to the Sat. Book sale at 9:30 and your name on our sponsor posters.)
  • Feed an author for $125. (Receives early admission to the Sat. Book sale at 9:30 and your name on our sponsor posters.)
  • Friend to an author for $25.

All sponsors are invited to the Welcome Authors Reception at the Morris Graves Museum in Eureka at 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday of the Festival.

Public acknowledgement of sponsor's names will be made on the posters at the book sale, the welcome reception, and the banquet.

To adopt an author, print out this brochure or contact Ann Wieland.

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS

$1000 Level

  • Logo on Festival posters
  • Link on our web page to your business website.
  • Logo on our sponsors boards to display at events.
  • Two banquet tickets, and early admission to the book sale at 9:30 am.

$500 Level

  • Link on our web page to your business website.
  • Logo on our sponsors boards to display at events.
  • Two free books at the book sale.
  • Early admission to the book sale at 9:30 am.

$250 Level

  • Link on our web page to your business website.
  • Logo on our sponsors boards to display at events.
  • Early admission to the book sale at 9:30 am.


Media Partners

Media partners must provide an in kind donation valued at a minimum of $500. Media partners who donate an in kind donation of $1000 or more will receive logo credit. Those who donate less will receive name credit.

  • Logo or name on Festival posters
  • Link on our web page to your business website.
  • Name or Logo on our sponsors boards to display at events.
  • Thank you on the banquet program.

To sponsor the author festival, print out this brochure or contact Ann Wieland.