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2013 WCLS Annual ReportView the WCLS 2013 Annual Report (pdf 1.8 Mb)   

Whatcom County Library System had another stellar year in 2013! We welcomed Christine Perkins as Executive Director in April, passed a bond measure to build a new library in Ferndale, and celebrated extensive renovations to the Island Library in the fall.

County residents checked out a total of 1,887,853 items from one of nine community libraries (and the Bookmobile). These libraries were open 20,544 hours throughout the year; staff presented over 2,200 programs and events ranging from Play & Learn Storytimes to Poetry Nights to book discussions. WCLS began offering access to 100 eMagazines in 2013 via Zinio, adding another type of e-content to go along with the Washington Anytime Library collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Virtual visits to WCLS online library services 24/7 topped 1,664,000!  

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