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

Alert: Monday, June 27, 2022

UPDATE 5:24 P.M.: Printers are not available in our libraries at this time. We have discovered that WCLS email and phone servers have been compromised by an outside organization. We suspect malware but our investigation is ongoing. This is a serious and criminal matter and we are doing all we can to address it. Right … Read more

Episode 23 Notes: North Fork 11th Anniversary

Image of cupcakes with frosting saying Thank you North Fork

Historical Photos from the Washington Rural Heritage website Historical photos and documents of the North Fork Library at the Washington Rural Heritage website Historical photos and documents of the Glacier Library at the Washington Rural Heritage website Historical photos and documents of the Maple Falls Library at the Washington Rural Heritage website Book Recommendations Courage … Read more

Book Buzz: Very Cold People

Very Cold People by Sarah Manguso

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

The Joy of Stargazing

The Joy of Stargazing

The Joy of Stargazing Summer affords plenty of opportunities to explore the wonders of the night sky. Whether you’re new to stargazing or have some experience, these resources will add to your enjoyment.

Quintessential Beach Reads

Quintessential beach reads booklist

Quintessential Beach Reads What makes a great beach read? According to Jennifer Weiner, the ideal beach read has a summery setting, a likeable lead, and a little bit of romance. We think these books fit the bill.

Rental assistance with the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA)

(360) 676-6887 208 Unity Street Bellingham, WA 98225 The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8) is a rent subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Bellingham Housing Authority (BHA). This voucher based program is designed to assist lower income families, disabled individuals, and the elderly to … Read more

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service 1-855-265-4038 U.S. Department of Education FedLoan Servicing P.O. Box 69184 Harrisburg, PA 17106-9184 If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have … Read more