Summer Relaxin' at Your Library Print Email

Man choosing a bookIt’s summer – time to head to your library!  Maybe it’s the long sunny days, the smells of barbecue wafting through the air, the opportunity to take some lazy long weekends off…but to me, summertime is all about relaxation and indulgence.  That’s where Whatcom County Library System comes in – we’ve got tons to check out for an entertaining, enjoyable summer.

Summer’s the perfect time to catch up on all those TV series you missed.  Have you ever binge-watched a favorite program?  Check out entire seasons of Downton Abbey, True Blood, or Orange is the New Black.  Introduce your kids to Little House on the Prairie (the books and the show).  Work your way through all the Oscar-nominated films you meant to see but never got around to.  Go ahead, indulge yourself!

family reading togetherNothing says summer better than reading a good book in a hammock.  No surprise – your libraries have books, too!  We’ve got best-sellers, beach reads, memoirs, graphic novels…you name it.  Ask your favorite library staff member to recommend a few, or grab one from our Hot Picks displays.

Planning a trip?  Check out a guidebook!  Reserve some audiobooks to listen to in the car.  Brush up on your foreign language skills using our online services Mango Languages or Powerspeak LanguagesDownload an eBook to your eReader, or stock up on some eMagazines from Zinio—you can read them on your phone or tablet wherever your travels take you.

Freegal LogoSummer wouldn’t be complete without some fun new tunes.  Download 3 each week using Freegal, the free and legal music service provided by WCLS.  You can get the latest hits as well as classics.

Remember, this summer, Whatcom County Library System is the best place to begin!