These funds augment the $2,000 donated to this project by the Tom & Stephanie Perrett Community Fund, a fund of Humboldt Area Foundation. The Arcata School District has made diversity and inclusion a priority over the past three years and our recent library audit of both school sites demonstrated a need to diversify our collection. The Library Diversity Project will provide books for approximately 500 District students ages 4-14 that feature a variety of authors, illustrators, and content that is more reflective of our diverse school community. The power of books can build students' emotional intelligence and empathy, foster appreciation for those who are different from them, and strengthen values of cooperation and multiculturalism. The District greatly appreciates local funders that support Humboldt County youth!