Ep. 37 Sarah & Hana: Summer Reading Update

Sasquatch sitting on a beach reading Explorations

Sarah Lavender and Hana Boxburger update us on the lively and exciting Summer Reading 2023 activities and we get a surprise announcement about our Whatcom Million Trees Project partnership! Transcript If trees could speak,they wouldn’t, only hum some lowgreen note. – Dorianne Laux

Ep 35 Summer Reading 2023 – Whatcom Million Trees Project

Summer Reading tree logo

Sarah Lavender discusses our Summer Reading program and our partnership with Whatcom Million Trees Project and then we take a walkin the woods with Whatcom Million Trees Executive Director Michael Feerer as he and his crew of volunteers remove English Ivy from the trees in Cornwall Park. “The true meaning of life is to plant … Read more

Ep 31 Bringing books back to the Sumas Library

Sumas 2022-2023 After the Flood

We talk to staff who are loading books onto the brand-new shelves of the newly remodeled Sumas Library after the flood of November, 2021 caused extensive damage. Bonus, find out who makes the best cinnamon rolls! The Waters are Rising: Stories of Inspiration and Hope from the Sumas, Washington Flood of November 2021

Ep 30 Remembering Joan Airoldi, former Executive Director for WCLS

Remembering Joan Airoldi

WCLS’s former Executive Director Joan Airoldi passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Joan was our leader from 2002 to 2013.  She will be remembered as a Library Champion on a multitude of counts: establishing the Whatcom READS program in collaboration with partners at Whatcom Community College, advocating for new libraries in Ferndale, North … Read more

Ep 29 WCLS Jail Services with Barry MacHale

Barry MacHale delivering books to jail

An interview with WCLS Jail Services PSA, Barry MacHale about the services we provide our incarcerated patrons. Originally produced for our All Staff Learning Day, this episode provides insight into how the WCLS mission of connecting information, ideas, and community is fulfilled through jail service. Barry MacHale at the Whatcom County Jail library