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News Release

RELEASE DATE: January 11, 2011

Contact: Christine Perkins
Bellingham Public Library
(360) 778-7206


When winter storms are forecasted, Bellingham Public Library patrons are encouraged to renew library materials online at or by calling 360-778-7323 x2 rather than driving to the library in snowy or icy conditions.

Before leaving home, please call the library at 360-778-7323 to confirm that the library is open. Closures are rare, but will occur if the Mayor declares a State of Emergency or if, during evenings or weekends, the Library Director and/or Chairperson of the Library Board of Trustees determine that conditions warrant closure. Updates will be made to the library's voice mail message, and will be broadcast on KGMI 790AM.

Closure due to weather will affect the Central Library, Barkley Branch and Fairhaven Branch libraries. For information about whether or not a Library Connection is open, please contact the Library Connection directly.


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