Whatcom READS presents author Eowyn Ivey at free public events March 5-7, 2020

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For its 12th annual season, Whatcom READS, Bellingham and Whatcom County’s countywide book club, welcomes author Eowyn Ivey to town March 5-7 to discuss her book To the Bright Edge of the World. The events at five venues in Ferndale, Bellingham and Lynden are free; no reservations or tickets are required. Arrive early to secure … Read more Whatcom READS presents author Eowyn Ivey at free public events March 5-7, 2020

Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

Woman holding stack of books with farewell to overdue fines message

Jan. 2, 2020 (Bellingham, WA) – 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) joined libraries across the country that have eliminated the practice of charging people for returning library materials after the due date. This … Read more Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

Invitation for teens to submit original poetry for A Forest of Words

Teens are invited to submit their original writing for possible publication in A Forest of Words, Whatcom County Library System’s annual teen poetry book. The rules are simple: be a Whatcom County teen in grades 6–12 and submit your original verse or poetry to any public library on or before March 15, 2020. Submissions accepted online … Read more Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

Whatcomics features talented teen artists

Whatcomics cover art by Payton Elefson

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will celebrate talented young artists in our community during a reception for the Whatcomics exhibit and publication. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, which will take place Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Lynden Library, 216 4th Street.  The annual program began … Read more Whatcomics features talented teen artists

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 more Libraries 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 more WCLS honors 75 Library Champions

Join the celebration at one – or all! – of our 75th anniversary parties

On Nov. 7, 1944, the citizens of Whatcom County said yes to the power of stories by voting to form what is today the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS). In celebration of this 75th anniversary, all county libraries will host special activities on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Drop by any WCLS branch – or branches … Read more Join the celebration at one – or all! – of our 75th anniversary parties

Meet local author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker at WCLS 75th anniversary Read & Share events

Photo of Leif Whittaker, author of My Old Man and the Mountain, Read & Share featured title.

To celebrate 75 years of sharing stories, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) created Read & Share, a countywide book group, and invited community members to read the featured title, Leif Whittaker’s gripping memoir, My Old Man and the Mountain. Now, as WCLS closes in on the final months of its anniversary celebration, it’s time to hear … Read more Meet local author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker at WCLS 75th anniversary Read & Share events

WCLS cardholders now have online access to Value Line investment research database

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Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) now offers online access to the Value Line investment research database. Value Line helps users do smart research for smarter investing and all that is needed is a WCLS library card and internet connection. Value Line is best known for publishing “The Value Line Investment Survey,” a stock analysis newsletter … Read more WCLS cardholders now have online access to Value Line investment research database

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING VACANCY

The WCLS Board of Trustees is currently seeking applicants to fill a trustee position that will become vacant 2/1/20 when the current trustee’s term ends.  The Board is particularly interested in applicants with the following skills, experience, and interests: Professional background in budgeting, finance, accounting, or data analysis Ability to attend monthly Board and committee … Read more APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING VACANCY