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Whatcom County COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

The Washington State Department of Health announced that people who meet the criteria for Phase 1B Tier 1 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but demand far surpasses supply, and officials urge patience. Phase 1B Tier 1 includes: All people 65 years or older. All people 50 years or older in multigenerational households. A multigenerational … Read more

Kristy Van Ness Joins Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees

Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes new member Kristy Van Ness, who begins her first term Jan. 19, 2021 through Dec. 2025. Van Ness is a resident of the Sunnyland neighborhood of Bellingham and a retired public involvement consultant. She’s active with Sunnyland Elementary School, volunteering at the school library and working with the … Read more

Bellingham Central Library main floor remodel underway

Curbside services continue to be available during construction Bellingham Public Library and the Public Works department are working with Tiger Construction and RMC Architects to remodel the main floor of the Central Library located at 210 Central Avenue. The changes in the Central Library Main Floor Remodel project will improve patrons’ use of this busy … Read more

Library and Pickford Present The Library That Dolly Built

poster for the film The Library That Dolly Built

Bellingham Public Library is proud to join the Pickford Film Center in co-presenting The Library That Dolly Built, a behind-the-scenes look at the international non-profit program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The film is available now through January 2021 at the Pickford Film Center’s online virtual screening room: The Library That Dolly Built – Pickford Film … Read more

Washington State Extends COVID-19 Restrictions to Jan. 4, 2021

Current WA State Covid restrictions extended until January 4th

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee has announced a three-week extension of the state’s current COVID-19 restrictions which will now be in place until January 4, 2021. Inslee also announced additional economic supports for workers and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-week extension of statewide restrictions come as the state’s healthcare system nears dangerous … Read more

Washington State New COVID-19 Restrictions Nov. 16 – Dec. 14

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The restrictions are statewide and will take effect Monday, November 16 at 11:59 p.m. They will remain in effect until Monday, December 14. Modified restrictions … Read more

Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees position

Library lawn and back of building at dusk

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board. The position will be open on January 1, 2021, and a first review of applications will begin October 2, 2020. The Board of Trustees is the governing and policy-making board for the Bellingham Public Library. Board positions are … Read more

Library supports U.S. Census completion

protesters stading in front of city hall

It is still not too late to complete your 2020 Census Questionnaire today!  Here is the latest news from the Census Bureau: Census takers are now visiting homes that have not completed the 2020 Census Questionnaire. Staff will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when visiting your home. If you do not want … Read more

Bellingham Public Library closed to the public starting Monday, March 16 until further notice

coronavirus graphic

For more information, see our coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. All Bellingham Public Library locations will be closed to the public, starting Monday, March 16 until further notice, in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This closure follows Whatcom County Health Department recommendations and direction from the City of Bellingham. “The health … Read more