WCLS BOOKMOBILE CONTINUES TO STOP IN SUMAS EVERY FRIDAY 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. WHILE THE SUMAS LIBRARY BUILDING UNDERGOES 2021 FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIRS. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP


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Library Staff Favorites 2022

What did WCLS staff enjoy reading in 2022? All kinds of interesting things, from fiction to nonfiction to children’s books and more! Take a look at this wide-ranging list to find a new favorite of your own.

WCLS Staff Favorites booklist

Book Buzz


Book Buzz: You Are Not Broken

You Are Not Broken: Stop “Should-ing” All Over your Sex Life by KJ Casperson Nestled between articles on China’s approach to COVID-19, Ukraine’s cyber-defense program and needle exchanges in New York City, the Dec. 3, 2022, edition of The Economist included a piece titled, “The wounds of silence.” The author compared modern discomfort about talking … Read more

Book Buzz: Better Than We Found It

Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick and Porsche Joseph Intended as an introduction to topics of the day for a teen audience, adult readers of “Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World” by Frederick and Porsche Joseph will appreciate this inspired examination of society’s … Read more

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Sumas Library reopens with Feb. 15 ribbon cutting celebration

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Nooksack River flooded, devastating communities across Whatcom County. Now, nearly 15 months to the day it closed, the Sumas Community Center, which includes the Sumas Public Library and Senior Center, will reopen with a 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 ribbon cutting celebration.  Following the brief ceremony, guests may tour the … Read more

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WCLS considers next steps for Birch Bay Library

At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Whatcom County Library System’s Board of Trustees learned the Washington State Department of Commerce has declined a scope change request related to state funding for the Birch Bay Library. The previously approved $2 million state grant remains available, but it cannot be used for the proposal that would have … Read more

Whatcom READS announces 2023 programs

The 2023 Whatcom READS selection is the propulsive historical saga The Cold Millions by Spokane-based author Jess Walter. An intimate exploration of love, family, betrayal and loyalty, The Cold Millions presents a wide range of discussion and event opportunities leading up to the March 2-4, 2023, in-person author events. Visit whatcomreads.org to learn more about … Read more

Ava Moreau's illustration of her original character, Raccoon, is included in the 2022 Whatcomics anthology.

WCLS celebrates teen artists

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is celebrating local young artists with the release of its annual teen art anthology, Whatcomics. Community members can view the art and meet the artists at a 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 reception at the Lynden Library. During the event, Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) will unveil its new Whatcomics bus, … Read more

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