Summer Updates

Summer Reading Program Update!  So far 206 kids have signed up to participate.  This year they a counting hours each child reads.  At this point they are at 1638 hours and counting.

Thank You to all of the cookie bakers and buyers.  Stay tuned for when Dan, the Magic Man will appear.

And a HUGE!!!, thank youto our librarystaff, they checked in/out 2000 book in four days.  That’s a pile of books.

Volenteers & Book Buyers Wanted

Announcing our Summer Book & Bake Sale.  All proceeds go to the maintenance and upkeep of the North Fork Community Library building and grounds.

And YES! we need your willing hands to make it happen.  We need help with set up, during the book sale, take down and making baked goods.  Call the library for more info.

February Events

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11 am
Stories and more for ages 3 – 5, with Evie Harman.  Weekly through May 29, 2012
Come Join Us!

Let’s Make Valentines!
Thursday, February 9, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Make Valentines fro family and friends. For ages 4 – 11

Lego Club – Saturday, February 11, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Come and build with Lego bricksThere will be a new theme every time you attend.

Make a Valentine (and a Cupcake) – Saturday, February 11, 1 pm to 3 pm
Give your friends and family something special this year by making your own valentines at the library.  We’ll also decorate mini-cupcakes to help get your creative juices flowing.  For Middle and High Schoolers.

Outstanding Friends Award for North Fork Friends

2011 Outstanding Friends Service Award Presented
The 2011 Outstanding Friends of Libraries Service Award was presented to the Friends of the North Fork Community Library at the recent All Friends Gathering in Lynden.  This annual award is presented by the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) to a Friends group or individual Friend for outstanding service that strengthens community connections and advocates for libraries.  Nominations are submitted by branch library managers and their selection for the award is affirmed by the WCLS Board of Trustees.
Library manager Georgina Furlong-Head explained that she nominated her Friends group for their outstanding success in building a new library facility that serves the North Fork/Kendall region of Whatcom County.  “Without their shared vision, perseverance, seemingly limitless patience and hard work this project would not have survived. And without their pride in ownership and continued determination, the project would not be maintained for future generations,” said Furlong-Head.
The North Fork Friends received a certificate and the Outstanding Friends “traveling plaque” engraved with their name and branch library, which will hang in their library until the 2012 winner is chosen.
Additional Honorees for this award include Marie Becker of the Friends of the Deming Library for her long-time work on the Friends book sale and finances, and the Friends of Everson’s McBeath Library for their continued excellence in providing programing, advocacy, and facilities improvements for the Everson Library.
Congratulations and thanks to the Friends of Libraries groups for their work to support libraries and reading in Whatcom County!

Caption:  The North Fork Library Friends celebrate their Outstanding Service Award. Pictured, l-r: Suzi Soderlund, Miranda Eberly-Hodges, Nicole-Hélène Jones, Friends president Nori Zukerman, Tom Wampler, Leta Koon, and Katie Chugg