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From the Newsroom...

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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WCLS Announces New Manager at North Fork Community Library Print Email

North Fork Community LibraryWhatcom County Library System (WCLS) is pleased to welcome David Austin as the new library manager at the North Fork Community Library. 

WCLS Welcomes New Youth Services Manager Print Email

two children in libraryWhatcom County Library System is excited to welcome Thom Barthelmess as Youth Services Manager. Highlighting WCLS’s continuing commitment to early learning, the position of Youth Services Manager was recently restructured to be part of the WCLS management team. Barthelmess will provide strategic leadership in planning, organizing, managing, and directing services and activities for youth, birth through high school, system-wide.

Point Roberts Library Flythrough Print Email

virtual helicopterExperience a virtual tour of the plans for the new Point Roberts Library. Visit the WCLS YouTube channel to zoom through the new library in a virtual helicopter! 

Ancestry Library Edition Workshop Print Email

With Ancestry Library Edition available in all WCLS libraries, now is your chance to dig into family research this summer. To help you get the most out of this powerful tool, the Ferndale Library is offering workshops in July and August.

Tribute Gifts Honor Loved Ones Print Email

Memorial flowerThere were two terrible tragedies in Whatcom County in June which affected our library community greatly. Several of the people who died were regular – often daily – library users. We are saddened by these deaths, as are many in Whatcom County. When tragedy strikes, it is common to want to have some “good” come of it.

Nesset Family Photos - Preserved Online Print Email

men in front of a barnThe Deming Library received a grant from the Washington State Library to digitize and share the historic Nesset family photo collection in the Mount Baker Foothills Heritage Collection. Many of the photos are now available to view through the digital archives of the Washington Rural Heritage website.

DC Comics and Vertigo Comics Now Available on hoopla! Print Email

Superman from DC ComicsBANG - POW - WHAM! This proves it - Every Hero DOES Have a Story and you can read them online! Now, you can check out and download DC Comics and Vertigo comics from our popular hoopla online service, along with eBooks, audiobooks, music, TV shows, and movies.

Grief and Loss Resources at the Library Print Email

Grayscale photo of part of someone's face, appears to be in sorrow, eyes are downcastWhatcom County suffered several tragedies recently, and we share our deep condolences with all those affected.  We remind everyone that your public libraries are at the heart of every community, and we offer spaces for people to gather, resources to inform, and connections to experts who can support people through trying times.

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