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    Invitation for teens to submit original poetry for A Forest of Words

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    Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

    Jan. 2, 2020 (Bellingham, WA) – Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County are saying farewell to overdue fines. On January 2, Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) joined libraries across the country that have eliminated the practice of charging people for returning library materials after the due date. This … Read more Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

    Invitation for teens to submit original poetry for A Forest of Words

    Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

    Teens are invited to submit their original writing for possible publication in A Forest of Words, Whatcom County Library System’s annual teen poetry book. The rules are simple: be a Whatcom County teen in grades 6–12 and submit your original verse or poetry to any public library on or before March 15, 2020. Submissions accepted online … Read more Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

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    Book Buzz: To the Bright Edge of the World

    To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey If you’re looking for an engrossing novel to carry you beyond any holiday chaos and onward through the dark days of winter, be sure to pick up a copy of the 2020 Whatcom READS selection To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.  Like Ivey’s … Read more Book Buzz: To the Bright Edge of the World

    Book Buzz: Gift Picks

    A basic philosophy shared by librarians and booksellers alike is that there is a book for every reader. Books make great gifts for this reason, and the book experts at your local library or bookstore can help you match the people in your life with books they will enjoy. On a recent “best holiday gift … Read more Book Buzz: Gift Picks

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