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Reader to Reader: Recommend a Book

Have you read a really good book recently?

Want to recommend it to other teens? 

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Featured Event

Calling Teen Artists

Teens are invited to submit their 2D art for consideration for publication in our teen art book, Whatcomics. The rules are simple: be a Whatcom County teen in grades 6–12 and submit your original artwork on or before October 31, 2022. What should you draw? Whatever you like! We encourage all styles of drawings and doodles. However, because of copyright issues, no fan art or art based on other artists’ work is allowed.


Board Games

Take home one of the many board games we have available and you’ll be set for a night of fun.

Switch controllers

Switch Games: Party & Challenge Packs

For gamers — Our Nintendo Switch bundles come with 3 games and a set of 2 Joy-Con controllers. For more casual multiplayer options, check out the Party Pack, and for those looking to test their skills, try the Challenge Pack.

Get Published

Listen to our image of headphones in purple circlepodcast episode on Whatcomics and A Forest of Words featuring Teen Services Director Tamar Clarke and teen artist, Sorrel Thoerner.

Teen Artists: Get published in Whatcomics 2022. Submit your art


Submit your 2D art for consideration for publication in our yearly art book, Whatcomics. All styles of art are encouraged. Open for submissions September 1 – October 31st.

whatcomics 2021 magazine cover

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Teens, publish your poems. Learn More.


Our annual poetry book, A Forest of Words, accepts submissions of all styles of poetry. Open for submissions January 1 – March 15th.

A Forest of Words 2022 cover


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