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 more

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 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

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 more

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 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