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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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Friends receive $25,000 Grant for New Building Fund Print Email

Friends of Point Roberts Library logoThe Norcliffe Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Friends of the Point Roberts Library (FOPRL) building fund. The Friends are raising funds to remodel the Julius Fire Hall for a new Pt. Roberts library. They have raised over $320,000!

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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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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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South Whatcom Update Print Email

South Whatcom LibraryDuring the South Whatcom Library space closure, WCLS staff will continue to make holds and a small collection of books available during normal library hours in the lobby next to the YMCA. Programs and storytimes will be held, when possible, in the Multipurpose Room at the Community Center.

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Freegal (Free & Legal) MP3s from Your Library! Print Email

Willie Nelson's New Album - Band of BrothersWillie Nelson has a new album coming out June 17! If you have a WCLS library card, you can download and KEEP 3 songs per week because your library subscribes to Freegal (that's Free and Legal) music downloads.

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