Emergency Shelter Options for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Whatcom County Website: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3167/Homeless-Shelters City of Bellingham’s website: https://cob.org/services/housing/homeless/stateofhousing For Night by Night Winter Shelter availability, call 360-788-7983.

Celebrate local with these holiday gift ideas

Cascadia Revealed: A Guide to the Plants, Animals & Geology of the Pacific Northwest Mountains by Daniel MathewsOld Barns of Whatcom County: Photos and Poems by Jeff BarclayInside My Sea of Dreams: The Adventures of Kami and Suz by Susan Conrad If gift-giving is part of your holiday tradition, think about keeping it local with … Read more

WCLS offers HeritageQuest Online for Home Use

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The Whatcom County Library System is adding a new genealogy resource to our collection of digital resources. HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive collection of genealogical sources for more than 60 countries dating back to as early as the 1700s. HeritageQuest complements our more robust Ancestry resources, which will revert to in-library-use only effective Jan. 1, … Read more

HeritageQuest Online

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>> GO TO HERITAGE QUEST HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. 

Shop the Friends Online Bookstore to support local libraries and skip supply chain woes

Need gifts for the last few names on your list? Here’s a novel solution: the Friends of the Library Online Bookstore, www.wcls.org/friendsbooks. You’ll find gently used and carefully curated books, CDs and DVDs plus your purchases will support local libraries. Volunteers from the Friends of the Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale and Lynden libraries provide donated … Read more

Being Toffee

Being Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Being Toffee Alison runs away from home and finds refuge in what she thought was an abandoned house.  Marla, the elderly owner who suffers from dementia, confuses Alison for her old friend Toffee, and Alison goes along with the charade. But a friendship, especially one based on a con, may not be enough to keep … Read more

How to Find a Fox

How to Find A Fox by Nilah Magruder

How to Find a Fox Part hunt & find, part photo essay, this investigation into the nature of foxes instructs and delights in equal measure. Readers discover fox facts and feelings through spare, playful text and absolutely transcendent photography.

The Bridge

The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg

The Bridge Two suicidal teens meet on a bridge.  There are four different outcomes to this start of the book, and each story captures not just how each of the main characters handle the situation, but also their parents and friends respond.  Candid and powerful, this is a story you won’t soon forget.  

National Weather Service Zone Area Forecasts

Bellingham: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7589&lon=-122.482#.YbI1c72IaCg Birch Bay: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9333&lon=-122.7263#.YbI1k72IaCg Blaine: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.994&lon=-122.7489#.YbI2er2IaCg Deming: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8268&lon=-122.2177#.YbI2jb2IaCg Everson: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9058&lon=-122.354#.YbI2sb2IaCg Ferndale: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8476&lon=-122.5935#.YbI2yL2IaCg Kendall: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9169&lon=-122.1378#.YbI24L2IaCg Lummi Island: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7204&lon=-122.6832#.YbI2_b2IaCg Lummi Reservation: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.76&lon=-122.6424#.YbI3Jb2IaCg Lynden: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9429&lon=-122.4508#.YbI3P72IaCg Maple Falls: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9513&lon=-122.1469#.YbI0tL2IaCg Nooksack Reservation: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.8843&lon=-122.3485#.YbI3Wb2IaCg Point Roberts: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9887&lon=-123.0569#.YbI3lb2IaCg Sudden Valley: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.7231&lon=-122.3448#.YbI3rb2IaCg Sumas: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=48.9996&lon=-122.265#.YbI3yr2IaCg

Blaine Library receives $19,000 donation

The Blaine Library building project has received a significant financial donation from the estate of an avid reader and learner. Earlier this fall, the Ronald Cyr Estate made a $19,100 gift to the Whatcom County Library Foundation’s Blaine Library Endowment Fund. The gift was made via the Whatcom Community Foundation. Cyr’s estate previously donated $10,000 … Read more