Library receives funds for online resources – Times-Standard



The Humboldt Library Foundation donated $ 11,300 to the Humboldt County Library System to support language learning and ancestry programs for library patrons.

The funds will be used for annual subscriptions to Mango Languages ​​for Libraries and HeritageQuest ancestry software. HLF also donated an additional $ 5,000 to the library for wireless printing technology at the Eureka, Arcata and Fortuna branches.

“The Humboldt County Library appreciates HLF for recognizing the importance of lifelong learning,” said supervising librarian Violet McCrigler. “Online resources like HeritageQuest and Mango Languages ​​open the door for residents of Humboldt County to develop new skills, explore history and learn more about themselves and the world around them.

Board Chair Elizabeth Murguia said: “Expanding access to services such as language learning and genealogy software not only meets the library’s strategic plan, but also ensures that library users have another excellent resource that can be prohibitively expensive in the private market ”.

Library patrons will be able to access these programs from the library website at home or at open library facilities. Mango Languages ​​is also accessible through the IOS or Android app stores.

HLF was formed in 1996 to provide financial support to the Humboldt County library system, which includes the Eureka Main Library, 10 branches and a bookmobile serving 14 rural communities. HLF raises funds in the community and makes direct annual grants to the library to help purchase new materials, add programs, and provide technology upgrades. Since its inception, HLF has provided more than $ 1.4 million in grants to the library.

Donations of any size are welcome. To create a donor-advised fund or for more information about the Humboldt Library Foundation, visit or call 707-269-1991.


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