Monthly Highlights-Nov 2023

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Please join us to learn about library events and services.

Date:    Monday, November 20, 2023

Time:   630-730 pm

Where:  South Whatcom Fire Station

Our mission is to enhance library services through support and advocacy,

raising awareness of the library’s value in our community.


1. Call to Order

2. Quorum Call

BOD: Deb Wibe, Nancy Wyen, Sandi Mitchell, Maggie Barklind, Diane Devlin, Amy Buchanan, Gena Evola, Alma Deckert, Catherine Martin



3. Approval of Agenda

4. Approval of October 2023 Minutes

5. Treasurer’s Report

6. Public Comment

7. Committees Reports

a. Resource & Development:

b. Daffy Days – Elizabeth Huthert

c. Concert Committee: Deb Wibe

8. SW Library – Liz Andre, Manager

9. New Business

10. Adjourn

Time: 6:30 p.m. South Whatcom Fire Station unless noted

Dates: December 18, January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19



Tuesdays, Nov 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19


Design, build, & share at this South Whatcom Library drop-in program for ages 4 and up. We provide the LEGO® bricks; you bring the creativity. What will you create?


Wednesday, Nov 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13 from 10:30-11:00am


Valley Book Club In-Person (Adults)

Join us at the South Whatcom Library on the first Friday of each month to share your current read and hear about great new titles from others. This is a “choose your own” style book club where members will introduce others to their next favorite! Registration is required as space is limited. Register:

Looking for inspiration? Each month you can participate in our optional reading challenge; find and read a title related to the theme below. 

December’s reading challenge: our theme this month is “traditions”.

Dates & Times:

2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Dec 1 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Jan 5 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Feb 2 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Mar 1 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Apr 5 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, May 3 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Jun 7 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Jul 5 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Fri, Aug 2 2024

South Whatcom Let’s Make Presents: Calendars

Saturday, Dec 2 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Kids, come to the South Whatcom Library to make a wall calendar suitable for gifting this holiday season. We will provide the supplies. You bring any meaningful dates you want to record.

Patron Appreciation Day Sweet Potluck

Friday, Dec 29 between 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us at the South Whatcom Library for our Patron Appreciation Day sweet potluck! Bring a baked treat to contribute or just enjoy the hot cider and goodies outside of the library; we would love to see you.  This Patron Appreciation Day is hosted by the Friends of the South Whatcom Library in recognition of our wonderful community of engaged readers. 

If you are able to donate a sweet treat (finger food, please), let us know at  Thank you!


South Whatcom Play Date

Wednesday, January 3, 10 and 17, 2024

10:30am – 11:00am

Come to the South Whatcom Library and have fun during this informal playtime. While we take a break from Storytime, get together with other families and enjoy our toys, books, and occasional craft activities on Wednesday mornings. 

Love your library?

Support South Whatcom Library in easy ways:

  1. Purchase books at In-Library Book Sale Cart
  2. Donate dollars to FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH WHATCOM LIBRARY by accessing swlfriends .org and clicking on “support” on the toolbar.
  3. Submit member dues in library or at
  4. Use Fred Meyer Rewards
  5. Shop iGive at
  6. Volunteer at library events


Look for our special email Tuesday, Nov 28 about how to participate in Giving Tuesday, a global annual event! It will include various ways to support the library through Friends of the South Whatcom Library.

Friends of South Whatcom Library is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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