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Image of sunglasses - 2019 Summer Reading, June 1 through August 21
Read and Share. Read Leif Whittaker's book, My Old Man and the Mountain, and check out the author events at your library this fall.
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Aug 1-Aug 19, 2019


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Library locations and book drops are closed, but you can access the library’s free digital resources online. Need help? Call library staff between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily at 360-305-3600. Please keep your library materials until we reopen. There are no overdue fines.

Although Whatcom County Library System buildings are closed, community members can still access the library’s extensive, free digital resources online. And, beginning Monday, March 23, library staff will answer patron questions daily from 1-5 p.m. via phone, email and online chat. A library card is required to access digital services. It’s easy to apply for … Read more Library locations and book drops are closed, but you can access the library’s free digital resources online. Need help? Call library staff between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily at 360-305-3600. Please keep your library materials until we reopen. There are no overdue fines.

UPDATE 3/13/2020: WCLS closes branches March 16-April 24 to mitigate COVID-19 spread

Currently, public health best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include limiting access to the places where people congregate. Consistent with Whatcom County schools, we have made the decision to follow public health guidance and close to the public, beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24, or longer as needed.  This closure affects … Read more UPDATE 3/13/2020: WCLS closes branches March 16-April 24 to mitigate COVID-19 spread


Book Buzz


Book Buzz: The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World With reports of COVID-19 dominating the news cycle and the worldwide run on face masks and antibacterial hand sanitizer, reading a book about a deadly cholera epidemic in London might not be the kind of escapist … Read more Book Buzz: The Ghost Map

Book Buzz: Highway of Tears

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid Ramona Wilson, a bright, bubbly teenager from Smithers, B.C., was last seen alive the evening of June 11, 1994. As teenagers are wont to do, Ramona told her mother she’d … Read more Book Buzz: Highway of Tears