The 2013 Golden Apple Award Print

Golden AppleThe WCLS Golden Apple Award is presented each year to an outstanding Whatcom County teacher or school librarian who connects students to their public library. This year the Whatcom County Library System is delighted to present the WCLS Golden Apple Award to Kevin DeVere,

principal of Everson Elementary School. Everson library manager Eileen Shaw gave this glowing testimonial about Mr. DeVere’s work with the library.

Kevin DeVere“Kevin has always been extremely supportive of the library, kids, and reading. He invites our library staff to use some of their precious time every spring during their well-attended Assembly to promote the Summer Reading program. He also takes the initiative to invite us to their Fall Open Houses—he prepares tables for us at the front entry, offers refreshments, and anything else needed. Kevin is always more than willing to distribute information about library programs in the school.

Kevin also reaches out to the non-English-speaking communities in the Everson area. He partnered with the Everson Library to provide computer classes for our Hispanic community.”

It is a privilege for the public library to partner with educators who help make this a county with a focus on life-long learning. The Golden Apple Award will be presented at the annual All Friends & Foundation Gathering November 3rd.