SUMMER READING 2021

CHART YOUR PATH!

READING CARDS | STORYWALK | SCAVENGER HUNT | YOUTH BOOK DAY | LOCAL ATTRACTIONS | PODCAST

Reading takes us on boundless journeys. This summer, we invite you to chart your own reading path.

Summer Reading Card drawings, wrestler in mask

You choose how you’ll remember your summer of reading. By the end of the season, you’ll have a colorful page to display as a reminder or to share with others.

Summer Reading 2021 Logo

Summer Reading cards for children, teens and adults feature blank stepping stones that you can fill in however you like.

Summer Reading Card drawings, monster, egg, woman, spider, pig, rainbow

Write the title of a book or draw a picture of it. Craft a poem or color your feelings. Get creative – anything goes.

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DOWNLOAD YOUR SUMMER READING CARD

ENGLISH

English Card for Prereaders

English Card for Readers

The library is here for you.

PUNJABI

Punjabi Card for Prereaders

Punjabi Card for Readers

ਲਾਇਬਰੇਰੀ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਹੈ।

RUSSIAN

Russian Card for Prereaders

Russian Card for Readers

Библиотека к вашим услугам

SPANISH

Spanish Card for Prereaders

Spanish Card for Readers

La biblioteca está a su disposición.

image of stepping stones with Summer Reading logo
image of stepping stones with Summer Reading logo
image of stepping stones with Summer Reading logo

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STORYWALK

StoryWalk®

This summer, make county libraries your destination. With 10 branches located throughout Whatcom County (plus bookmobile stops!), visiting each branch—and exploring local attractions along the way—is a great way to explore your own backyard.

Experience reading and the great outdoors at the same time by taking a StoryWalk® at any Whatcom County Library System building. A different book will be featured at every location.

Pages from the book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll, you’ll be directed to the next page in the story. Follow “trail signs” that mark the way.

Some trails will lead you through library gardens; others may take you to places unknown. Stroll down a path reading the story as you go. You’ll find a different story at each library. Visit them all.

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SCAVENGER HUNT

blue mailbox in library

Pick up a Scavenger Hunt list from the blue mailbox at your library or the bookmobile! There will be a new card each week so you can have fun all summer long!

Find your library or bookmobile location here!

Bookmobile side view with quote "When we read we are able to travel to many placees, meet many people, and understand the world." Nelson Mandela
Bookmobile at Birch Bay

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YOUTH BOOK DAY – SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021

In celebration of summer reading, we invite kids and teens to visit their local WCLS library on Saturday, July 31, to choose a free paperback book to keep. From board books to teen tomes, we have a huge variety, thanks to the generous support of the Whatcom County Library Foundation and Friends of the Library groups.

One day only; get yours while supplies last!
Saturday, July 31, during library hours

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

girl with binoculars

Extend your Whatcom County library tour by visiting community attractions. The staff at our 10 branch libraries have great local knowledge to share. Here are their suggestions for things to see and do in their communities. Most stops are also a great place to read a book!

PODCAST

Learn more about WCLS libraries on our new Podcast: WCLS of Whatcom County presents: Library Stories!

This biweekly show will feature conversations and interviews all about your public libraries and the people who populate them. Tune in to laugh a little and learn a little about the communities, the staff, the events, the backrooms, the happenings, and much more.

It’s a half hour of happiness delivered to your earbuds every two weeks!

Find it at wcls.org/podcast or on your favorite podcast platforms.



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