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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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Grief and Loss Resources at the Library Print Email

Grayscale photo of part of someone's face, appears to be in sorrow, eyes are downcastWhatcom County suffered several tragedies recently, and we share our deep condolences with all those affected.  We remind everyone that your public libraries are at the heart of every community, and we offer spaces for people to gather, resources to inform, and connections to experts who can support people through trying times.

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Whatcom READS! Selection for 2016 Print Email

Whatcom READS! logoDid you enjoy Daniel James Brown’s book The Boys in the Boat?  If you didn’t see Brown at the Mt. Baker Theatre in February this year, watch the video on You Tube! Or maybe you really loved reading Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild and saw her in 2013 on her visit? If so, you’ll want to know what’s coming next from Whatcom READS!

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Library Foundation Takes the Show on the Road! Print Email

Foundation logoLast month a local chapter of PEO (Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women) invited Whatcom County Library System Branch Manager Karin Schulhauser and Whatcom County Library Foundation Development Director Jennifer Rick to present at their meeting. The experience was terrific!

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Get Involved, Be a Leader, Join the Friends of the Library Print Email

I Love LibrariesDo you love libraries, books, and reading? Do you enjoy helping like-minded people with projects that enhance your community? Consider putting your experience and abilities to work with your local Friends of the Library group. There are nonprofit Friends of the Library groups associated with each WCLS library.

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A New Deputy in Town Print Email

Michael CoxThis month we welcome our new Deputy Director, Michael Cox, who recently relocated to Whatcom County from Pueblo, Colorado.  Michael participated in a series of phone and in-person interviews with different panels of library staff members,

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Libraries Offer Instant Online Access to Free Movies, Music, and More Print Email

hoopla logoWhatcom County Library System and the Bellingham Public Library now offer thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new service provided by hoopla digital.

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Introducing New WCLS Trustee Lori Jump Print Email

WCLS logoThe WCLS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Jump to the Library Board. Jump will complete the 5-year term of recently retired board chair Deb Lambert, which runs through January 31, 2019.

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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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