Before you browse the internet, browse your library!  You’ll find answers and inspiration within our broad collection of free materials – online and on our shelves. Can’t find what you need? Just ask. There is a good chance the library’s friendly, knowledgeable staff (your Whatcom County neighbors!) have heard the question before and will know exactly where to turn. You’re bound to find an answer at the library where information, ideas and community thrive. That’s the power of sharing.

See yourself in the lists below? Click to borrow books, magazines, digital resources and more to help with life’s big (or little) questions. Need a library card? Apply online at or visit any branch.

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You’re Ready to Retire

Whether you’re ready to start your next chapter or to simply do nothing, these resources can help you define your retirement years. That’s the power of sharing!
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You Got Caught Up in Panic Buying

File it under: seemed like a good idea at the time. Did you go overboard with panic buying? Don’t add to your stacks; borrow books and eBooks that help you control the chaos.
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You Decided You Need a Side Gig

Ready to supplement your income with a side gig? This list may help you take the leap. That’s the power of sharing

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You Decided to Do It Yourself

DIY project? Have no fear! The library can help with books and magazines that inspire, guide and help you keep your cool. That’s the power of sharing!
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You’ve Read the Same Picture Book 1000 Times

It’s their favorite, but you need a break. We can help. This list offers months of story time ideas. Plus, there’s a book to borrow that will remind you why it matters. That’s the power of sharing!
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