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Black History Month Celebration

Bellingham Unity Committee commemorated Black History Month, with a virtual event on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, providing an evening of entertainment and education for all. Watch the video to be inspired by an exceptional group of black women who have made a special mark on our community. Bellingham Public Library was honored to provide the technical … Read more

The Unrooted Experience Highlights Community Voices through Video

To encourage racial equity and understanding, a group of powerful community voices gathered in November 2020 to share their lived experiences in Bellingham, WA through personal storytelling and video. This Digitial Storytelling project, titled The Unrooted Experience, came to life in the middle of the COVID19 pandemic – at the same time that a call … Read more

Saturday Night Maintenance

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During an 8-hour maintenance window from 7pm on Saturday, January 30, to 3am on Sunday, January 31, expect to see impacts from maintenance work by one of our vendors, ProQuest. Expect these ProQuest databases to be unavailable: ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry Ancestry Library Edition Consumer Health Database CultureGrams eLibrary History Study Center ProQuest Learning: Literature … Read more

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

Library and Pickford Present The Library That Dolly Built

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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

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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