Monthly Highlights-Jan 2024

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Please join us to learn about library events and services.

Date:    Monday, January 15, 2024

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 December 2023 Minutes

5. Treasurer’s Report

6. Public Comment

7. Committees Reports

a. Resource & Development: Deb Wibe

b. Membership Committee: Nancy Wyen

c. Concert Committee: Deb Wibe

8. SW Library – Liz Andre, Manager

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Adjourn


We enjoyed seeing you and having the opportunity to chat while taking in hot cider and goodies. Thanks so much for the awesome bakers in the community who provided donated treats to share!

2023/2024 members Friends of the South Whatcom Library!

As a Thank You to those who are up to date members, STAY TUNED for a lively new year packed full of exciting library programs and events for children and adults. Our first quarter Thank You event will be in partnership with Village Books and Paper Dreams, Fairhaven.



Tuesdays, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6


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?

South Whatcom Play Date

Wednesdays, Jan 10 and 17

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. 


Wednesday, Jan 24 and 31; Feb 7


For ages 2-6, 30 minutes. An open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. 

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. 

February’s reading challenge: our theme this month is “connections”.

Dates & Times:
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

Me, Myself, and I – Self Care for Kids

Saturday, Feb 10 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us at the South Whatcom Library for a program grounded in self-awareness, self-expression, & self-care. Celebrate who you are with mindfulness practices, temporary tattoos, self-portraits, yoga poses and much more. You can be anything and everything by just being yourself. Who do you want to be?


Energy Upgrades for Your Home (In-Person Adults)

Wednesday, Feb 28 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn about energy efficiency, renewable energy and other improvements for your home with Puget Sound Energy Outreach Manager, Hunter Hassig. Class is geared towards homeowners (although renters are welcome) looking to find ways to reduce their energy consumption through energy efficient upgrades. We will also cover other energy related home projects like producing your own power, offsetting your electric usage with renewable energy or making the switch to an electric vehicle. Energy saving tips will be shared along with programs, services and incentives available to help you on your next energy related home improvement project!

Please pre-register:

Are you up to date with your

Friends of the South Whatcom Library membership?

Please consider providing your annual Friends member dues today for the 2023/2024 year.

You can complete a Membership Form at the South Whatcom Library with a check or cash.

If you prefer to complete online with a credit card, please visit:  under the Membership tab.  DUES:   $10 for Individual.    $25 for Household.    $50 for Business.


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