Upcoming/Ongoing Programs

Kudos to our Lummi Island Community. FOIL’s Greetings, Gathering, and Giving Silent Auction was a whopping success. The auction netted close to $10,000. FOIL wholeheartedly thanks all who participated- donors, workers, and attendees.

Upcoming Programs/Events

Farewell to Overdue Fines- That’s right! As of Jan. 2, 2020, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) said farewell to overdue fines and cleared them from all accounts. WCLS will no longer charge borrowers for returning library materials after the due date. Also existing overdue account balances are eliminated so everyone starts fresh. Borrowers are still charged replacement costs for unreturned or damaged items. We do want library materials back! . Eliminating overdue fines ensures greater access to library materials and services – after all, that’s what libraries are all about!

Island Story Time – A 30 minute open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs. For ages 2-6. Meets the first Saturday of the month. Sat., Feb. 1st , 10:30-11:00 AM.
Let’s Make Valentines – Make one-of-a-kind valentines for family and friends. All materials provided. For grades K-5. Tues, Feb 11th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM.

Island Library Book Club – meets the first Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the library. In February we will discuss “lands of Lost Borders” by Kate Harris. March’s book will be “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Open to all.

Programs Sponsored by FOIL

McCarthy, Alaska: Treasure and Tragedy with Nancy Simmerman,a professional photographer covering the entire state of Alaska from 1959 to 1989.Nancy will share “her McCarthy” via an old-fashioned slide show. You’ll get a bit of history and what it’s like to live in McCarthy (permanent population: only 28 in 2010.) Sat., Feb. 8th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM.

The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) is a local non-profit that supports the Island Library through fundraising and promoting the purposes and activities of the Island Library and its community.

FOIL Board members for 2020 are: Pat Moye, President; Colleen MacGilchrist, Vice-President; Diane Harper, Treasurer; Kay Wilson, Secretary; Alan Krum, Janine Shaw and Joan Keiper as Directors.

The next Board Meeting will be Monday, Feb 10th, 7:00-8:30 PM. Board meeting are open to the public.