Reading Recommendations


Image of 9 book covers
Image of 9 book covers
Image of 9 book covers

Racism and Diversity: Resources for Learning

WCLS staff have developed several booklists focused on racism and the experiences and voices of our BIPOC (Black, Indigeneous and People of Color) communities 


Book Buzz


Book Buzz: Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi While Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homecoming, was epic in scope, weaving together generations of voices covering 300 years of life in both Ghana and America, her recently released second novel, Transcendent Kingdom, turns to the intimate quarters of family, faith and the mother-daughter relationship. Gifty is a sixth-year doctoral student … Read more

Book Buzz: Migrations

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy Although author Charlotte McConaghy has published eight young adult books in Australia, she makes her U.S. debut with her first adult title Migrations, a haunting meditation about nature on the verge of collapse that combines McConaghy’s love of nature and her interest in stories about fierce women. Franny Stone has never … Read more

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News


WCLS responds to Gov. Jay Inslee’s modified opening plan

Oct. 7, 2020 – BELLINGHAM, WA –- Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) administrators are reviewing Gov. Jay Inslee’s Oct. 6 announcement (https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-updates-safe-start-reopening-plan)  that library buildings may re-open at 25 percent capacity during Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan. Opening dates for Whatcom County library buildings have not been set. Whatcom County health guidelines as … Read more

Photo of author Heather Anderson reading her book, "Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home"

Read “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” and attend virtual events with thru-hiking legend Heather “Anish” Anderson

Looking for inspiration during this time at home? Whatcom County Library System’s Read & Share has the solution. For their second annual countywide reading program, WCLS staff selected thru-hiking legend Heather “Anish” Anderson’s memoir of adventure and discovery, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home. Check out the book at local libraries. It’s also available as a … Read more

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