WCLS responds to Birch Bay Library article

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By Christine Perkins, Executive Director, Whatcom County Library System Note: This post was updated Sunday, April 3, 2022, in response to a question about WCLS’s ability to sell the house. As reported in the March 31 issue of The Northern Light, following recent elections, the Birch Bay Library project is currently on hold while the … Read more

Birch Bay Library is Proposition 2 on Feb. 8 special election ballot

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Birch Bay voters will decide if a new library will be built for their community in the Feb. 8, 2022, special election. If Proposition 2 passes, a Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) will be established, allowing the LCFA board of directors to issue bonds to finance the construction of the library at 7968 … Read more

Volunteers needed for Birch Bay LCFA committees

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To prepare a Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) ballot measure for the February 2022 election, Whatcom County Library System seeks volunteers to be appointed to two committees as required by law.  If approved, the LCFA will support the construction of a library in Birch Bay. One committee, to be known as the “For” … Read more

Birch Bay Vogt Community Library measure headed for Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot

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After reviewing the narrow margin of the November general election and with full support of the Friends of Birch Bay Library, the Whatcom County Library System will ask the Whatcom County Council to place the Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) on the Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot. In the Nov. 2, 2021, … Read more

WCLS hosts Birch Bay Library information sessions

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Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Executive Director Christine Perkins will host four online community meetings to share information and to answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Voters who live within the boundaries of the proposed Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) will vote Nov. 2 to determine if they will fund construction … Read more

Volunteers needed to serve on Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area committees

To prepare a Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) ballot measure for the November 2021 election, Whatcom County Library System seeks volunteers to be appointed to two committees as required by law.  If approved, the LCFA will support the construction of a library in Birch Bay. One committee, to be known as the “For” … Read more

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 more

Community Input on Birch Bay Library Project

Monday December 10, 2018 Excitement was in the air as Terry Brown and Kelsey Gates of Zervas Architects  unveiled new design drawings to 43 community members at the BP Heron Center. The design was given full support by the audience in attendance because it so beautifully captures the look and feel of the existing house. … Read more