The Nooksack Tribal Library is a largely grant-funded operation open to all ages, offering books, magazines, and DVDs for checkout, and access to computers, internet, printing, copying, faxing, scanning, and additional reading materials through tablets/e-readers. The Tribal Library has a large Native Research Collection focusing primarily on content from Native American authors, as well as a sizeable collection of Coast Salish history and biographies. The library also carries a large selection of current releases and popular titled from across fiction and nonfiction genres.
The library opened at the Timber Ridge site in fall 2019. It is a hub for Youth Program participants to get homework help, learn, play, and read. The children’s room includes access to computers, audiobooks, and fun bean bag chairs. The library also has dedicated sections for adult visitors and Elders.
Timber Ridge Campus
5604 Mission Road (Behind the Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday
*Closed to adults when school children are present; generally during holiday and summer breaks. Adult patrons are encouraged to call first for assistance.
Tribal Librarian Charise Wenzl
– Computer lab
– Internet access
– Printing / scanning / faxing / copying
– Books (More than 9,000 titles including mainstream bestsellers and many graphic novels)
– Large collection of materials by Native American authors, including nonfiction and fiction about Coast Salish history and culture
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.