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Ring in the winter holidays with music, crafts, movies & more


Looking for winter holiday fun? We’re offering music in the library, crafts, movies and more throughout December! Check out the list below, and visit our complete calendar of events for a full listing of library programs and activities. December 2: Music in the Library – Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra Friday, December 2, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. … Read more

Library stands strong against hate, offers resources and services for all

Library lawn and back of building at dusk

By Pamela Nyberg Kiesner, Director, Bellingham Public Library It is more important than ever for individuals and organizations to stand strong against hate and intolerance and support equity, diversity and inclusion, as our nation reflects on our recent Presidential election and looks to the future. The election of the President of the United States is … Read more

Improving our website to help patrons discover and use library resources

Trying to reserve a meeting room online? Searching for the next storytime? Need help with a research project and can’t find what you need? Great news for our online users: We’re improving the library’s website to help patrons discover and use these library resources and many, many others! We’ll be making changes to www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org in … Read more

Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board. The position will be vacant beginning in January, 2017.

Parking and library access during Relay for Life July 8-9, 2016

Library users planning to visit the Central Library on Friday, July 8 or Saturday, July 9 are advised that parking on the streets immediately surrounding the library will not be available due to street closures for the annual Relay for Life of Whatcom County.

New branch library hours begin June 4

The Bellingham Public Library will begin new hours of operation at the Fairhaven and Barkley branch libraries on June 4, 2016. Both branches will now be open all day on Saturdays.