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


Reading Recommendations


Must-Read Fiction by Native Authors

From thrillers to fantasy to literary fiction and more, these novels by Native American and First Nations authors explore a range of topics and provide plenty of page-turning reading.

Native American Heritage Month booklist

Book Buzz


Book Buzz: The Waters Are Rising

The Waters Are Rising: Stories of Inspiration and Hope from the Sumas, Washington Flood of November 2021 by Carl Crouse Early on the morning of Nov. 15, 2021, all roads in and out of Sumas closed as the Nooksack River overflowed its banks in Everson and the water headed north toward Sumas. At 10:30 a.m., … Read more

Book Buzz: On Fragile Waves

On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu This year’s Washington State Book Award winner for fiction is E. Lily Yu’s astonishing novel “On Fragile Waves,” about two Afghan children whose family flees their war-torn home only to face an uncertain future in Australia. Yu weaves poetry, folklore and simple, direct dialogue into a mesmerizing story … Read more

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Alix Prior is the new Ferndale Library manager

Alix Prior is the new manager of the Ferndale Library. She succeeds Sarah Koehler who retired earlier this summer after 25 years with the Whatcom County Library System. As manager of the 15,000-square-foot, city-owned library building, Prior works with a team of 24 staff members to deliver library services to the Ferndale community. “Alix’s professional … Read more

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Read & Share features Bellingham author Clyde Ford’s acclaimed memoir, Think Black

WCLS’s fourth annual Read & Share features Bellingham author Clyde W. Ford’s award-winning memoir, Think Black. It is a vivid portrayal of the intersection between technology and race and the tension between a trailblazing father and rebellious son. Borrow the book or eAudiobook from the library. Then register for Oct. 8-Nov. 10 online author events, including … Read more

Wilson Family Sacred Waters Documentary

WCLS hosts screenings of Nooksack River documentary with filmmaker Althea Wilson of Lummi Nation 

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is honored to feature two screenings of the film “Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Waters: The Documented Oral History of Life on the Nooksack River” with Tli’nuk’dzwidzi/Althea Wilson, Lummi tribal member and documentary filmmaker. The events are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Deming Library and 5-8 p.m. … Read more

WCLS is updating its phone notification service

When WCLS patrons set up their library accounts, they can choose whether to receive phone, text, or email notifications about items they have requested or items that are overdue. Patrons using phone notifications will notice a few changes to the service as of Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Patrons may notice that the messages are shorter and … Read more

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