Author Visit on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3:00 PM

Join John Hoyte as he recounts his uncommon life adventures—his childhood in China, time spent in a Japanese prison camp in World War ll, leading a British expedition over the Alps with an elephant, and being an entrepreneur and inventor in Silicon Valley. With each surprising twist and turn of his journey, he builds a life infused with purpose and creativity, as beautifully captured in his memoir “Persistence of Light.”

WCLS says “Farewell to Overdue Fines”

Big news from WCLS! Click the link for the full scoop.

That’s right! We said farewell to overdue fines and cleared them from all accounts. As of Jan. 2, 2020, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and Bellingham Public Library (BPL) are joining libraries across the country that are making this change. Eliminating overdue fines ensures greater access to library materials and services – after all, that’s what libraries are all about!

We no longer charge borrowers for returning library materials after the due date. We also eliminated existing overdue account balances so everyone starts fresh. Borrowers are still charged replacement costs for unreturned or damaged items. We do want library materials back! Questions? Ask us!