Book Buzz: After the Flood

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag Climate fiction, also known as “cli-fi” (referential to sci-fi), explores what life on earth will be like if climate change and global warming continue unchecked. Stories in this genre are important in that they can connect us emotionally with planetary changes occurring in our own backyards. Kassandra Montag’s debut … Read moreBook Buzz: After the Flood

Blaine Building Project Public Meeting #1

Blaine Library Project Meeting 1 participants

Hopes and Dreams Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Thirty-seven people attended the first in a series of three public meetings with the design team of Johnston Architects / King Architecture to discuss possible design elements for an updated and bigger Blaine Library. Introductory comments shared an update of work that has already taken place. Focus group … Read moreBlaine Building Project Public Meeting #1

Library Page – Lynden Library

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the Lynden Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; … Read moreLibrary Page – Lynden Library

Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County are saying farewell to overdue fines. On January 2, Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will join libraries across the country that have eliminated the practice of charging people for returning library materials after the due date. This change is designed to help … Read moreLibraries say farewell to overdue fines

WCLS honors 75 Library Champions

Photo of Miss Linda Hellyer, WCLS's first director.

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) selected 75 Library Champions who have made significant contributions to the library system. These organizations and individuals were honored at a Nov. 9 event at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center in Ferndale. Meet the Champions and read their profiles in the commemorative … Read moreWCLS honors 75 Library Champions