2024 Carnegie Medals – Fiction

2024 Carnegie Medals - Fiction

2024 Carnegie Medals – Fiction The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. These awards are presented by the American Library Association. Check out this list of 2024 fiction honorees!

Open Book Schedule

12:15 p.m. MAINSTAGEWelcome with Rena Priest 12:15 p.m.YOUTH STAGEWriting Activities 12:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEPhoebe WahlPhoebe’s Diary 12:45 p.m. LOCAL AUTHORS STAGEI Sing the Salmon HomeGroup Reading with Rena Priest 1:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEBook Talk 1:45 p.m. MAINSTAGEArianne TruePoetry 2:00 p.m. YOUTH STAGEPhoebe Wahl Story Time 2:15 p.m. LOCAL AUTHORS STAGERed Wheelbarrow Writers 2:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEBook Talk 3:00 … Read more

WCLS staff win Washington Library Association award for their service to migrant farmworker community


Whatcom County Library System staff members Diana Antaño, Evie Harman and Amelia Martinez won a Washington Library Association Merit Award for Outstanding Service at the state organization’s spring 2023 conference. The trio was honored for an innovative partnership that provided library services to Lynden and Everson’s migrant farmworker community.  In summer 2022, Antaño, Harman and … Read more

Book Buzz: Rose Quartz and I Sing the Salmon Home

Rose Quartz by Sasha LaPointe and I Sing the Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State edited by Rena Priest

Rose Quartz: Poems by Sasha taqʷšblu LaPointe and I Sing the Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State edited by Rena Priest Just in time for National Poetry Month, there are two newly published poetry collections by writers with roots in Whatcom and Skagit counties. “RoseQuartz” is the debut poetry collection by Sasha taqʷšblu LaPointe, the author of … Read more

Book Buzz: The Gift of Books

Book covers for the first three titles mentioned in this post: Special Topics in Being a Human, Smitten Kitchen Keepers, and Still Life

Season’s Readings: The Gift of Books Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa … December is a time of celebration, and in many traditions, that celebration takes the form of gift-giving. As a book-lover, I most admire the Icelandic Jolabokaflod tradition — roughly translated as “Christmas book flood” — where books are given as gifts on Dec. … Read more