Four Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other – Blaine Library, August 1, 2019

A free public talk with Everett Community College Professor T. Andrew Wahl

Blaine Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with T. Andrew Wahl, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street, Blaine, Washington. For more information, visit wcls.org/events.

Library opens exhibit of local mixed-media artist’s paintings

Image of painting by Rae Ellen Lee: Beargrass and Dragonfly

DEMING, WASH. – Whatcom County artist Rae Ellen Lee has lived many places and had many adventures in her life, but she always seems to find a home at the library. She says, “When I visit the library, it’s like I’m visiting a friend.” This connection makes the Deming Library the perfect place to host … Read moreLibrary opens exhibit of local mixed-media artist’s paintings

B-I-N-G-O spells summer reading fun beginning June 1

Teen version Summer Reading Bingo Card 2019

Summer reading programs for everyone — kids, teens and adults — begin June 1 throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. Visit your local library online or in person to find out more! Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County have teamed up to provide summer reading challenges for all ages, featuring a popular bingo-card format. … Read moreB-I-N-G-O spells summer reading fun beginning June 1

State budget includes $2 million for Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

Image of Birch Bay Library rendering

The 2020-2021 state capital budget approved April 27 by the Washington State Legislature includes $2 million in funding for the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Now, Friends of the Birch Bay Library and the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Foundation will launch a major fundraising campaign to raise the remaining approximately $2.7 million needed to … Read moreState budget includes $2 million for Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

Library celebrates publication of teen poetry anthology with a public reading and reception.

A Forest of Words

The Youth Services department of the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is celebrating the publication of A Forest of Words: 2019 Whatcom County Teen Poetry Anthology with a public reading and reception on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Library. A Forest of Words is an annual publication that … Read moreLibrary celebrates publication of teen poetry anthology with a public reading and reception.

Library Giving Day

ONLINE DAY OF GIVING ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT WHATCOM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is raising funds through the inaugural Library Giving Day campaign.  This one-day online fundraising event occurs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and encourages patrons and library lovers nationwide to make a gift to their local library system. Library Giving … Read moreLibrary Giving Day

Library Receives $100,000 Gift from BP Cherry Point for Birch Bay Library

Local library fundraisers got a big holiday gift this season, with $100,000 from BP Cherry Point to launch a major capital campaign to build a public library in Birch Bay.  Representatives from Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and the Friends of the Birch Bay Library met with Pam Brady, BP Associate Director of Northwest Government … Read moreLibrary Receives $100,000 Gift from BP Cherry Point for Birch Bay Library

Whatcomics – Teen Artists Featured in Publication and Exhibit

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will celebrate the talented young artists in our community during a reception for the 2018 Whatcomics exhibit and publication. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, which will take place on Saturday, January 5 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Lynden Library (216 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264). Since 2007, … Read moreWhatcomics – Teen Artists Featured in Publication and Exhibit

County Library and Bellingham Airport launch digital airport library

+“Library Liftoff” invites travelers to download free library eBooks and eAudiobooks on the go. December 19, 2018 (Bellingham, WA) — The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and Bellingham International Airport (BLI) have partnered to launch “Library Liftoff”— an eye-catching space that encourages travelers to download free library eBooks and eAudiobooks while at the airport. “With … Read moreCounty Library and Bellingham Airport launch digital airport library

Grand Opening of New Point Roberts Library – Saturday, August 11!

Events begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.  Cross the border (twice!) and head on over to the grand opening of the new Point Roberts Library this Saturday, August 11. Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) invites everyone to join in the celebration at 1431 Gulf Road, starting with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., … Read moreGrand Opening of New Point Roberts Library – Saturday, August 11!