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From the Newsroom...

LizzHello!  I'm Lizz, the WCLS Community Relations Coordinator. On this page, read about WCLS news and announcements. If you need assistance, always feel free to drop me a line. 

WCLS Headlines
Library Closure: Christmas Print Email
Winter HomeAll WCLS facilities and Bookmobile will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 & 25 over the Christmas holiday. Regular hours will resume Friday, December 26. The Northwest Indian College Library Connection will be closed December 24 through January 4, reopening on Monday, January 5. Visit WCLS online 24/7 at for premium content and access to the catalog, or download our library app to your smartphone for in-hand access anytime. 
Whatcom County Library Foundation Receives Veterane Family Gift Print Email

WCLF logoThe Whatcom County Library Foundation is pleased to announce that it received $8,000 from the Veterane Family Foundation, the largest unrestricted gift in the organization’s ten-year history.  The donation was recommended by Whatcom County resident Robert Bates, who is a member of the Veterane family. 

Time to Think About Year-End Giving Print Email

Stock ReportIt’s the time of year when gifts of stocks or other appreciated assets can provide significant tax savings while having a major impact on the Library System. Gifts of appreciated assets should be transferred to the Whatcom County Library Foundation before they are liquidated.

In Gratitude Print Email

pieI recently attended a re-PIE-rement party for Susan Johns, a longtime Public Services Assistant at the Everson McBeath Community Library (think: a retirement party featuring lots of tasty pie). 

Teen Art Show Print Email

Art by Linnea BarrettIt’s Whatcomics’ first Teen Art Show and everyone’s invited! An artists reception is planned for December 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Lynden Library meeting room. Enjoy holiday treats and see the incredible artwork made by Whatcom County teens. All kids, families, and friends are invited!

Early Literacy Educator Awarded "Golden Apple" Print Email

golden appleAnnually, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) presents the Golden Apple Award to honor educators who have gone above and beyond to strengthen young people’s connections with books, reading, and libraries.

Friends of the Everson Library Awarded for Outstanding Service Print Email

trophyWhile members of the group proudly looked on, President Kathy Waters accepted the 2014 Outstanding Service Award for the Friends of the Everson Library at the recent All Friends & Foundation Gathering in Lynden, WA.

Download Free & Legal Music to KEEP Print Email

Freegal logoGreat news! You can now download and keep FIVE songs each week from Freegal, the library’s popular music service. Just sign in with your library card and pick from over 28,000 songs (and music videos, too).

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