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Reading Recommendations


Pride Month Booklists for Youth

These books affirm and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Experience, fostering empathy and building understanding, as only stories can.


Book Buzz


Book Buzz: Northwest Know-how: Beaches

Northwest Know-how: Beaches by Rena Priest Nature lovers and poetry enthusiasts have a couple of chances to meet a local treasure, Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Priest will be speaking about her latest book, “Northwest Know-How: Beaches” from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Village Books in Bellingham as part of the spring “Nature of Writing” … Read more

Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso

Book Buzz: Very Cold People

Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso If Edith Wharton wrote Ethan Frome in 1986, it might look like Very Cold People. Also set in a fictional Massachusetts town, Sarah Manguso’s first novel is a pithy coming-of-age story with a bleak outlook. Ruthie doesn’t know why her non-WASP family lives in Waitsfield– they can’t afford it … Read more

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News


WCLS responds to suspected breach of email and phone servers

PRESS RELEASE Monday, June 27, 2022 Media contact: WCLS Executive Director Christine Perkins Whatcom County, WA – Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) administrators are investigating a suspected data breach that has compromised the library system’s email and phone servers. Library officials suspect malware, but the investigation is ongoing. Library services are available. However, community members are … Read more

Everson Library celebrates remodel at June 27 event

Community members are invited to celebrate and tour the newly remodeled Everson McBeath Community Library at a Monday, June 27 event. Following brief remarks by community leaders at 9:45 a.m. and a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting, guests may tour the library and participate in Summer Reading kickoff activities. The event ends when the library closes … Read more

Summer Reading 2022

It’s time for Summer Reading

The annual Summer Reading program for kids, teens and adults is underway at local public libraries. Pick up a Summer Reading card at Bellingham Public Library or Whatcom County Library System branches or download a card at the library systems’ websites, bellinghampubliclibrary.com/summer-reading or wcls.org/summer-reading. Cards are available in English, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish languages. The library systems’ Summer Reading … Read more

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