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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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Whatcomics 2015 - Teen Art Book & Show Print Email

Drawing of a dogThis fall Whatcom County Library System is producing our 9th annual Whatcomics, showcasing original art from teens in grades 6-12.  Information on how to enter is on our website at

Mask-Making! Print Email

Two kids showing off the masks they madeHear a story and make a mask. It's a simple agenda but wildly popular among kids in WCLS libraries in October. All mask-making materials are supplied, you supply the creative kids, ages 4-11. Here's the full list of Mask-Making events this month. Find the one that works best for you! 

Fall Food Explorations at Your Library Print Email

Healing Herbal TeaEating bugs, keeping bees, drinking teas, baking pies – it’s all about FOOD.  That’s the topic we’re exploring at your local Whatcom County Library this fall!  Pick up your copy of the WCLS Explorations adult program guide at any WCLS library or at many hotspots around the county.  Then make plans to enjoy learning about (and tasting) fermented foods, olive oils, herbs for wellness, and much, much more. 

Serendipity Print Email

woman reading a book in a hammockThere’s something so delicious about summer in the Pacific Northwest.  Possibilities seem endless when the days are long.  There are berries to pick, trails to hike, and sunsets to admire.

WCLS Announces New Manager at North Fork Community Library Print Email

North Fork Community LibraryWhatcom County Library System (WCLS) is pleased to welcome David Austin as the new library manager at the North Fork Community Library. 

WCLS Welcomes New Youth Services Manager Print Email

two children in libraryWhatcom County Library System is excited to welcome Thom Barthelmess as Youth Services Manager. Highlighting WCLS’s continuing commitment to early learning, the position of Youth Services Manager was recently restructured to be part of the WCLS management team. Barthelmess will provide strategic leadership in planning, organizing, managing, and directing services and activities for youth, birth through high school, system-wide.

Point Roberts Library Flythrough Print Email

virtual helicopterExperience a virtual tour of the plans for the new Point Roberts Library. Visit the WCLS YouTube channel to zoom through the new library in a virtual helicopter! 

Ancestry Library Edition Workshop Print Email

With Ancestry Library Edition available in all WCLS libraries, now is your chance to dig into family research this summer. To help you get the most out of this powerful tool, the Ferndale Library is offering workshops in July and August.

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