Shop the Friends Online Bookstore to support local libraries and skip supply chain woes

Need gifts for the last few names on your list? Here’s a novel solution: the Friends of the Library Online Bookstore, www.wcls.org/friendsbooks. You’ll find gently used and carefully curated books, CDs and DVDs plus your purchases will support local libraries. Volunteers from the Friends of the Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale and Lynden libraries provide donated … Read more

Sevila’s Pick: Insiders by Mark Oshiro

The Insiders by Mark Oshiro

Insiders by Mark Oshiro The Insiders tells the story of three kids who don’t belong. They find and connect with each other through a secret room that shouldn’t exist. They all help each other with each of their problems in a magical school year that will change their lives forever.As a teen, I don’t read … Read more

Let’s Practice: August 23 – 27

THIS WEEK’S THEME: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Children as young as 3 months start noticing differences in appearances. Early childhood is a great time to start pointing out the beauty in our differences. Practice looking at books and acknowledge the similarities and differences in characters but also show that you celebrate those differences. … Read more

Let’s Practice: August 16 – 20, 2021

THIS WEEK’S THEME: SUMMER Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Talk about your favorite summer things.  Are there things you like to do in the summer that you can’t do any other time of year? What is your favorite memory from this summer? What are your favorite summer foods? Do you like that the sun sets so … Read more

WCLS welcomes author Erica Bauermeister for third annual Read & Share

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Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) staff selected the book for their third annual Read & Share program during the COVID-19 pandemic when they were working from home offices. Home and family were top-of-mind when they chose author Erica Bauermeister’s memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life. Now, library staff invite the community to join a countywide … Read more

Let’s Practice: August 9 – 13, 2021

THIS WEEK’S THEME: FRIENDS Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Let’s talk about friends!  Who are some of your friends?  What do you like to do with your friends?  What do friends do for one another? Tuesday: Let’s Practice Singing Sing “Hello Friends” or “The More We Get Together” Wednesday: Let’s Practice Reading Read a book about … Read more

Let’s Practice: July 26 – 30

THIS WEEK’S THEME: FEELINGS Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Talk about different emotions. What makes you sad? What makes you happy? What makes you angry? And how do you deal with each of those emotions? Tuesday: Let’s Practice Singing “If you’re happy and you know it.” Add verses for other emotions.   Wednesday: Let’s Practice Reading Read … Read more

Let’s Practice: June 7 – 11, 2021

THIS WEEK’S THEME: THE WEATHER Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Talk about the weather. What different kinds of weather are there? What is the weather today? What kind of clothes do you wear for different weather? Tuesday: Let’s Practice Singing Sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “Mr Sun.”  What other songs do you know about weather? … Read more