Libraries honor National Library Week with Melinda Gates serving as honorary chair

Bellingham Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries support strong communities, during National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019. Bellingham Public Library Director Rebecca Judd said she is particularly proud to celebrate National Library Week this year, with Washington resident and renowned philanthropist Melinda Gates serving as honorary chair. In her statement … Read more

Library honors African American History Month in February

Bellingham Public Library joins libraries and other organizations locally and across the country recognizing African American History Month in February. By highlighting this month, we pay tribute to the generations of people who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society and we celebrate the achievements of African American people throughout our country’s … Read more

Library highlighted in PBS television show

Bellingham Public Library staff and resources are featured in a recent episode of the PBS television show “We’ll Meet Again.” Season 2, Episode 3 of “We’ll Meet Again” shows the dramatic reunions of people who as children survived the 1964 great Alaskan earthquake. “This is the wonderful story of childhood friends who are reunited after … Read more

Closures & Service Limits

The Bellingham Public Library is closed for several days for the winter holidays, and — due to a scheduled computer system update — will be closed an additional day on January 2, 2019. In addition, our services will be limited during January 1-7, 2019, as we prepare for a new computer system. We apologize for any inconvenience … Read more