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Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Booklists for Youth

These books affirm and celebrate the Asian/Pacific Islander Experience, fostering empathy and building understanding, as only stories can.


Book Buzz


Book Buzz: Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West by Blaine Harden Whether you’re a “Whittie,” know someone who attended Whitman College, or have never heard about early Washington pioneer Marcus Whitman, you’ll still find much to learn by reading veteran journalist Blaine Harden’s deeply researched … Read more

Book Buzz: Of Blood and Sweat

Of Blood and Sweat: Black Lives and the Making of White Power and Wealth by Clyde W. Ford Over his distinguished writing career, Bellingham author Clyde Ford has entertained and challenged readers with his works of fiction and nonfiction alike. His previous book, “Think Black,” is a vivid portrayal of the intersection between technology and … Read more

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News


WCLS offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

Are you in need of a COVID-19 home test? All Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) branches are offering free COVID-19 antigen home tests to patrons while supplies last. The tests come two per box; the library is offering up to five boxes per family, if needed. To pick up tests, visit WCLS branches in Blaine, Deming, … Read more

Apply to serve on WCLS Board of Trustees

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a Whatcom County resident who loves libraries to fill a partial term on the WCLS Board of Trustees. Initial applications will be reviewed June 1, 2022. This term will expire Jan. 31, 2025. Library trustees’ responsibilities include:  Being an advocate for the library system and the community it serves.  Establishing … Read more

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WCLS responds to Birch Bay Library article

By Christine Perkins, Executive Director, Whatcom County Library System Note: This post was updated Sunday, April 3, 2022, in response to a question about WCLS’s ability to sell the house. As reported in the March 31 issue of The Northern Light, following recent elections, the Birch Bay Library project is currently on hold while the … Read more

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