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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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Do You Have a Passion for Libraries? Print Email

MollyOn August 29 I had the pleasure of spending the good part of a day with 12-year-old Molly from Point Roberts, and her mother Lesley. Molly was the winner of our 2014 Director for a Day prize drawing.

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Discussion Series Kicks Off with a Bang! Print Email

WCL Foundation LogoBelleWood Acres was the place to be on Thursday, September 25th, as the Whatcom County Library Foundation hosted the first Issues That Matter discussion, with the topic Is Privacy Passé?

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Applicants Sought for County Library Board Print Email

WCLS logoWhatcom County residents with a passion for public libraries are encouraged to apply for a vacancy on the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Board of Trustees to fill a partial term that runs through December 31, 2019.

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New Features Make Using eBooks Easier Print Email

eReaderAre you constantly checking to see if your eBook is ready to check out? If so, you can now turn on automatic borrowing for titles you’ve placed on hold and when ready, they will be automatically checked out to you. With automatic borrowing, you no longer have to worry about missing the hold pickup time! You’ll receive an email to let you know the title is ready to read.

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3D Printer MakerLabs Begin in October Print Email

Elephant printed on 3D printerHave you heard about the new 3D printer at the Lynden Library? We are thrilled to show off the MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer which will be available for public use. The printer was purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Lynden Library.

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Explorations: Explore Your World at WCLS Print Email

Cayley Schmid playing the Irish fiddleInterested in Celtic music? How about Do-It-Yourself projects? Like to grow or gather wild berries? WCLS has programs on these and many more topics this fall throughout the county. To find out what's coming up, pick up a copy of Explorations: Explore Your World at Whatcom County Library System at your local library or click on the link to open an interactive pdf version.

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Deming Library to Digitize Historic Nesset Family Photos Print Email

Washington Rural Heritage logoThe Deming Library, has received a grant from the Washington Rural Heritage, a program of the Washington State Library, to preserve and make available the historic Nesset Family photo collection, an immeasurable value as a primary source of local history.

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Lynden Library adds 3D Printer for Public Use Print Email

3D!Exciting news! The Friends of the Lynden Library have donated a MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer to the Lynden Library. An open house and demonstration is planned for September 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. Manager Sarah Ward anticipates the printer will be extremely popular. Demonstration drop-ins and hands-on labs will start in October.

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