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Library Honors Native American Heritage Month by Sharing a Film Screening with Althea Wilson

To recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November, Bellingham Public Library was honored on Nov. 4, 2021 to feature a screening of the film “Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Waters: The Documented Oral History of Life on the Nooksack River,” with Tli’nuk’dzwidzi, Althea Wilson, Lummi tribal member, documentary film maker and Northwest Indian … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Bellingham and Whatcom County


Bellingham Public Library has gathered information from multiple sources to help the public navigate the COVID-19 vaccine availability within our community. Rollout of the vaccine is administered by the Washington State Department of Health, and locally by the Whatcom County Health Department. This information will continue to be updated regularly. Vaccinations for children ages 5 … Read more

BTV Bellingham Wins National Awards for Library Videos and PSA

BTV crew filming an interview

Congratulations to BTV Bellingham, which earned three national awards on Sept. 23 for videos featuring Bellingham Public Library, and one award for a Public Service Announcement, from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Walk video, featuring Librarian Suzanne Carlson-Prandini and young poet Haley Van Ness, to highlight … Read more

Library Supports Climate Action Week

Climate Action Week logo

ALL IN for Climate Action Week, Sept. 20-26, 2021 is a celebration of the knowledge, progress, and resources our community has to offer when looking for solutions to address global climate change at the local level. Join Bellingham Public Library by participating in ALL IN for Climate Action Week in a variety of ways. 1. … Read more

Libraries Kick Off 2021 Summer Reading Program

colorful summer reading logo

The annual Summer Reading program for kids, teens and adults is underway at local public libraries. Pick up a Summer Reading card at Bellingham Public Library or Whatcom County Library System branches or download a card at the library systems’ websites, bellinghampubliclibrary.com/summer-reading or wcls.org/summer-reading. Cards are available in English, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish languages. The library systems’ Summer Reading program … Read more

Road to Reopening Bellingham Public Library

Bellingham Public Library has received a “Certificate of Substantial Completion” for the Central Branch main floor remodel project. This designation allows Library staff to complete several additional tasks required for reopening the Central Library in late spring 2021. At the same time, the Library will continue to provide Curbside Holds Pickup Service, remote Help Desk, … Read more

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Begins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, May 12, 2021—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will make available up to $3.2 billion worth of consumer discounts on broadband services and equipment like computers and tablets. “This program will have a tremendous, positive impact on so many … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Loans Backpacks with Free Discover Pass

Backpack with Discover Pass, field guides and binoculars

Get outside this year and enjoy access to Washington State public lands by borrowing a backpack with a free Discover Pass through Bellingham Public Library. Check Out Washington is a collaboration between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Library to allow individuals to “check out a state park” without paying the … Read more