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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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Unique Touches Print Email

OwlsIf you’ve taken the time to visit a number of our libraries throughout Whatcom County (and I highly recommend this, particularly on a sunny afternoon) you know that each building has its own unique character and little touches that make it special.  

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Getting the Word Out Print Email

Girl holding library cardIn April we celebrated the Grand Opening of the South Whatcom Library.  A big crowd joined us for the ribbon-cutting and dedication, and others stopped by throughout the day to attend a storytime or marionette show, listen to ukulele music, or nibble on Lafeen’s doughnut holes. 

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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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