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Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month, and the Bellingham Public Library has a fantastic assortment of materials to bring women’s life stories, achievements, and challenges to light. Celebrate and learn with us! Women’s History Books for Adults Women are trailblazers, visionaries, mothers, doctors, politicians, activists, artists, sports figures, and much more! Their stories reflect the … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Returns to In-Person Service Feb. 15

Library staff welcomes patrons

With welcome news that COVID-19 case counts are in decline in our community, Bellingham Public Library returned to in-person service at all branches on Tues., Feb. 15. We thank you for your continued patience and look forward to seeing you at the Library! Current hours are: Central Library Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Returns to Curbside-only Service Jan. 18

Mother and two children picking up curbside bag from Library

As a proactive measure, to help ensure public and staff safety during the current surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in our community, and in alignment with the City’s announcement it is adjusting some services, Bellingham Public Library has temporarily pivoted to a Curbside-only service model beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18.  Curbside appointments are available at the … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Features Health and Wellness Materials

Health and Wellness books, magazines, dvds

January is traditionally a time for renewal, and an opportunity to focus on health and wellbeing. This January, as we continue to navigate a pandemic, use your Library card to find a wide variety of health and wellness resources available for free in print, video and digital formats through Bellingham Public Library. Health and Wellness … Read more

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is offering a detailed reminder about what people should do if they test positive for COVID-19. Cases are rising sharply, driven by the omicron variant, which is believed to be more contagious than previous variants, including delta. Tracking cases and preventing further spread of disease starts with … 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. General Information on the COVID-19 … Read more

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

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