View the WCLS 2013 Annual Report (pdf 1.8 Mb)
Whatcom 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.
County residents checked out a total of 1,887,853 items from one of nine community libraries (and the Bookmobile). These libraries were open 20,544 hours throughout the year; staff presented over 2,200 programs and events ranging from Play & Learn Storytimes to Poetry Nights to book discussions. WCLS began offering access to 100 eMagazines in 2013 via Zinio, adding another type of e-content to go along with the Washington Anytime Library collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Virtual visits to WCLS online library services 24/7 topped 1,664,000!