Monthly Highlights – March 2023

The Friends of the South Whatcom Library monthly board meeting is Monday, March 20.

All are welcome.

 When:    Monday, March 20, 2023

Time:      630 p.m. to 730 p.m.

Where:  Sudden Valley Fire Station Community Room


  1. CALL TO ORDER – Deb Wibe, President

BOD:   Amy Buchanan, Debra Wibe, Diane Devlin, Maggie Barklind, Nancy Wyen, Sandi Mitchell, Annika Sheck, Brett Greene, Katherine Brossard

  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES for February 20, 2023
  • TREASURER’S REPORT – Amy Buchanan
    • Resource & Development – Christy Helvajian, Chair
      • 2023 activities – Christy Helvajian
        • Library Giving Day – April 4
      • Research: restoring member dues and structure there of – Christy Helvajian
      • Online Book Sale – Maggie Barklind
    • Jazz/Concert Committee – Brett Greene, Chair
    • Membership Committee – Nancy Wyen, Chair
    • SWL Manager- Liz Andre
    • FoSWL Webpage Research & Planning – Sandi Mitchell/Deb Wibe
    • Sudden Valley Garage Sales/C.J. Prince Paintings – Nancy Wyen
    • Time – 6:30 PM South Whatcom Fire Station (unless noted)
    • Date –April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21

 South Whatcom Library upcoming events

 South Whatcom Storytime Wednesdays from 10:30am – 11:00am March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Come to the South Whatcom Library to enjoy an open program for ages 2-6 that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation.  

Teddy Bear Biography Wednesday March 15 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm Bring your favorite plush or stuffed animal to South Whatcom Library and write their origin story. We provide the blank books, you provide the imagination.  

Sudden Valley Community Garage Sale This Month! Saturday, March 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM Friends of the South Whatcom Library Book Sale ~ Take What You Want, Pay What You Can! At the South Whatcom Library Cash Donation or Check Please All proceeds support your South Whatcom Library.

  Save the Dates!  Library Giving Day Tuesday April 4, 2023 from 15 from 10:00am – 8:00pm At South Whatcom Library  Thank you to the 203 friends and patrons who donated nearly $18,000 to the Whatcom County Library Foundation during Library Giving Day 2022! Your generous donations are an investment in the future of Whatcom County. Join us at the South Whatcom Library to enjoy festivities and snacks. Donate to help keep your library a vibrant place for our community to learn, grow and thrive. Every amount helps! If you prefer to donate online, please visit:  

Introduction to Seed Saving In-Person on Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm  At South Whatcom Library Join us and learn how to grow and save your own home garden seeds with an expert from the Salish Seed Guild. They’ll walk you through every step of the process, from planning and plant selection all the way to tending, harvesting methods, and storage. Bring your questions and get ready to grow! This is a free event. Please pre-register at   

“May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—
and at the end of your rainbows you find a pot of gold.”

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