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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. 

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Library Closure: Easter Print Email
Child hunting eggsThe Whatcom County Library System will be closed Sunday, April 20 for Easter Sunday.  Regular hours will resume Monday, April 21. Check us out at for resources available 24/7.
Celebrate Día! Children’s Day/Book Day Print Email

Dia logoAlthough El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros, known as Día, is a highly anticipated annual library event, this year’s celebration Saturday, April 26 at the Lynden Library will be something out of the ordinary.

Music and Murder Print Email

music and murderEnjoy an evening of fantastic local music including the South Fork Valley Band, One Lane Bridge and the Sweet Adeline Group, and Harmony NW Chorus. Then stay for the hilarious play Murder on the Oriental Rug. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Deming Library in support of services and programs at the Deming Library. 

Local Libraries Offer Technology and More: National Library Week 2014 Print Email

National Library Week logoA few weeks ago, the Bellingham Herald ran an article about a branch library in San Antonio, Texas, that’s completely digital.  It’s called BiblioTech, and instead of bound copies of printed books, they offer eBooks, a computer lab, and even a tiny café.  It sounds revolutionary; it looks like an Apple Store; and it’s getting a lot of press.

Support Friends of Island Library’s Shopping Day at Community Food Co-op Print Email

vegetablesThe Friends of Island Library, known as “FOIL,” were awarded a Community Shopping Day by the Community Food Co-op April 19.  The Co-op will donate 2% of the total sales for that day to FOIL. Read more about FOIL and the work they are doing to maintain Whatcom County Library System’s Island Library in the Co-op’s April Newsletter on page 6. 

2013 WCLS Annual Report Print Email

WCLS logoWhatcom County Library System had another stellar year in 2013! We welcomed Christine Perkins as Executive Director in April, passed a bond measure to build a new library in Ferndale, and celebrated extensive renovations to the Island Library in the fall.

Freegal - Free & Legal Music Downloads from Your Library! Print Email

Freegal logoYour library now gives you access to Freegal Music - a collection of about 7 million songs from over 28,000 recording labels including Sony Music Entertainment. The files are DRM-free and do not expire. You can download files and videos directly to your computer or use the Freegal mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Announcing... the Whatcom READS! 2015 Book Selection! Print Email

Whatcom READS! logoThe Whatcom READS! Steering Committee is pleased to announce their 2015 book selection:


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