2016 Year in Review: Point Roberts Library

By Kris Lomedico

Your library offers unlimited information, a plethora of books, music, movies, e-everything, and constant WiFi. For free! Mango languages, consumer reports, Chilton car repair, Novelist, and the Encyclopedia Britannica are but a few resources to open with your library card.

Mainly funded by your property taxes, the Whatcom County Library System aims to connect with this community and help meet its needs. Saturday morning story times, summer reading programs, and crafts for kids; yearly poetry and drawing submissions for teens; local house histories, ancestry, Spanish conversational sessions and a very loosely woven knit night for grown-ups all happen here. Folks come to browse, to visit, to use computers, or just to sit. They check in for event updates, or to marvel at the selection, or perhaps just to geo-cache.

September through June the Point Roberts Primary School pays a monthly visit, squeezes into our tiny kid’s room for a story and to check out the amazing collection there. Toys there, supplied to every branch, promote early learning abilities and are part of a system-wide program to stimulate young learners to play, read and learn. From board books to easy readers to complex adventure, there’s a book for every level.

Summer reading Bingo tweaked all ages to read or listen to a variety of subjects, and some patrons are still working on a blackout bingo challenge. New this year are coloring books with tear-out pages for checking out, as well as several challenging board games. Request whichever you please.

In time we hope a larger library building of lasting quality, but just as welcoming, will open its doors to our very deserving community. Meanwhile, come in and see us sometime!

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