Expect the Unexpected at WCLS!

Expect the Unexpected at WCLS!

American Girl doll


Check out American Girl dolls
including Addy, Kaya, and Logan.





Take home board games
for a fun fall weekend, like Forbidden Island, Dixit, and Carcassonne.





Football Fan Library Cards
Show support for your favorite team and get your football-themed library card at any one of 10 WCLS branch libraries.





Video games
Over 250 games to try before you buy for Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and more.





Get text reminders when books are due
for the whole family with Library ELF.



And there’s more…


Eat Your Words Cookbook Club and other ways to read and nosh. Enjoy the Pizza and Pages Book Club for teens at Lynden Library or bring your lunch to Books & Bites at Blaine Library. Some groups meet at local eateries, such as the Books on Tap groups in Deming and Sudden Valley. And for those who like to cook, try the Eat Your Words Cookbook Club at the South Whatcom Library.


Digital histories – WCLS is digitizing precious collections of local history through grants with the Washington Rural Heritage project of the Washington State Library. These photos, oral histories, and important documents tell the many stories of Whatcom County.


Access to academic libraries in the county – With your WCLS library card, you can get accounts with academic libraries in Whatcom County: Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, and Lummi Library at Northwest Indian College.  You can also return WCLS books at any of these locations.


Digital Magazines – Love magazines but not the subscription prices? Get them free online from WCLS. Checkout and read instantly in your browser or on a device. We’ll even send you an email when the next issue is available. Over 150 magazines are offered, from The Economist (without the $150 subscription cost), and National Geographic to Us Weekly, and Family Handyman. No waiting and free access with your library card.


Every baby in Whatcom County starts life with a book – It’s never too early to develop important literacy skills! The Books for Babies program delivers a board book, library card application, and materials about supporting a new baby’s burgeoning literacy to every baby born in Whatcom County, all packaged in a handy library tote bag. The program is generously supported by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom County Library Foundation.