In 1876, tucked within celebrations of the nations first centennial, Humboldt residents took steps to embrace a community need. The Humboldt Library Association was formed.
Soon books, at that time more an endowment of the entitled, became available to enhance literacy in the town that had suffered the rigor of the Civil War, including being burned in October 1861.
Humboldt today is as progressive as any community, including with education and attention to social graces.
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