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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Digital Signage Grant Awarded by Foundation Print Email

WCL Foundation logoThe Whatcom County Library Foundation Board awarded the Whatcom County Library System a $6,000 grant to purchase flat panel LCD monitors that will feature rotating selection of slides that highlight library services and events. 

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The Snow Didn’t Stop Cheryl Strayed Print Email

Cheryl Strayed at Mt. Baker TheatreDespite a severe winter storm the day before the Whatcom READS! keynote event, 920 people showed up at the Mount Baker Theatre to hear Cheryl Strayed speak about her trek along the Pacific Crest Trail and the writing of her bestselling book Wild.

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A New Public Library Opens! South Whatcom Library Print Email

Big Red BarnThe New South Whatcom Library is now open! Located at the Sudden Valley Community Center, it may be the only active public library to operate out of a former horse barn! 

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