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LizzHello!  I'm Lizz, the WCLS Community Relations Coordinator. On this page, read about WCLS news and announcements. If you need assistance, always feel free to drop me a line. 

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"A Forest of Words" Teen Poetry Contest Print Email

two teensTeens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit their original poetry for the  2015 edition of the county-wide teen poetry anthology A Forest of Words. Published each spring by the WCLS Teen Deparment, teens explore themes drawn from their own lives, including those of humor, longing, race, and loss.

It's Tax Time Again Print Email

calculator and formsThe Internal Revenue Service is only providing a few basic pre-printed forms to libraries, but taxpayers still have access to online forms, free computers, WiFi, printing, copying, and AARP Tax Help at your library.

Attention! RSS Feeds Service Changing Feb. 3rd Print Email

RSS Feed users, please take note!  We are switching to a new system to provide RSS feeds. Subscriptions to New Arrivals RSS feeds created before 1/27/15 will no longer work!  Please remove these old feeds from your feed reader and re-subscribe using the links at We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.

Request-For-Proposals Issued for New ILS Print Email

WCLS and BPL have jointly issued a Request-For-Proposals seeking a Next-Generation Integrated Library Management System (ILS). The RFP is available from the City of Bellingham’s website. Responses are due February 27, 2015.

Let's Make Valentines! Print Email

Library alien holding a valentineEach year Kids age 4-11 flock to WCLS Libraries to make wonderful valentines for family and friends. Find your library, or the date the works best for you, in the list below and join us for this popular program!


3D Printer Events for Teens & Adults Print Email

3DInterested in 3D printing? WCLS has 3D printer demonstrations and MakerLabs for teens and adults at the Lynden Library. See the printer in action and hear librarians talk about how to use it at our 3D Printer Demo/Orientation.

Talk Time Classes at WCLS Print Email

Talk TimeWant to improve your English speaking skills? Talk Time English conversation classes are available in several WCLS libraries where you can learn and practice English with a tutor in a fun and informal environment. Weekly Talk Time sessions are available at the Blaine, North Fork, Everson, and Lynden Libraries with an additional class starting up at the Ferndale Library in February. Sponsored by WCLS and the Whatcom Literacy Council. All classes are free. 

Introducing New WCLS Trustee Lori Jump Print Email

WCLS logoThe WCLS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Jump to the Library Board. Jump will complete the 5-year term of recently retired board chair Deb Lambert, which runs through January 31, 2019.

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