Whatcom READS invites you to read the book, join the conversation at free online events

Washington Black ad featuring octopus

Whatcom READS, Bellingham and Whatcom County’s annual countywide book club, kicks off 2021 with a thought-provoking slate of programs inspired by this year’s featured title, Washington Black by award winning author Esi Edugyan. The online events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is required. See whatcomreads.org for more information. “Inspired by the book, … Read more

WCLS closes library buildings

UPDATE February 12, 2021 Library buildings remain closed at this time. We will be reopening with limited capacity and services at a date to be determined by library system administrators. Check wcls.org/info for updates. Curbside and online services are available now. Effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) buildings will be closed … Read more

Test VR

3D Views of the Blaine Library Design Project (open in new window. VR files may take some time to download) Children’s Area Main Collection Lounge Small Conference Room Service Points

Whatcomics features talented teen artists

Whatcomics cover art by Payton Elefson

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will celebrate talented young artists in our community during a reception for the Whatcomics exhibit and publication. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, which will take place Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Lynden Library, 216 4th Street.  The annual program began … Read more

WCLS honors 75 Library Champions

Photo of Miss Linda Hellyer, WCLS's first director.

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) selected 75 Library Champions who have made significant contributions to the library system. These organizations and individuals were honored at a Nov. 9 event at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center in Ferndale. Meet the Champions and read their profiles in the commemorative … Read more