Ways to Participate

  • READ the book
    Borrow the books from your local library or buy it from Village Books.
  • DISCUSS the book
    Have your personal book club read and discuss the featured book, or join a discussion at one of many locations across the county.
  • ATTEND special headline events
    Check the calendar for a complete listing.
  • MAKE A DONATION - to ensure that Whatcom READS! can continue as an annual event.
    Donations are tax-deductible and are handled by the Whatcom County Library Foundation
    5205 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, WA 98226.
    Please note in the memo section of your check that your donation is for Whatcom READS!



Support Whatcom READS! Donations directly support programs and materials. For example:

  • Your $125 donation helps us purchase 10 copies of Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, organized in a book club kit available for check out from all public libraries in Whatcom County.
  • Your $200 donation helps us purchase 20 copies of Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, for "free-range" book distribution throughout Whatcom County. 
  • Your $500 donation helps us support the travel expense of bringing award-winning, best-selling authors to our area. 

​Whatcom READS! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, making your contributions tax deductible. 

Mail your check to: Whatcom READS! c/o Whatcom READS! Treasurer, Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226.