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Local libraries advocate for readers’ rights after publishers decide to limit ebook access

UPDATE: After this column was published locally, the American Library Association initiated a public information campaign and petition. Visit www.ebooksforall.org for more information and to sign the petition. By Rebecca Judd, director, Bellingham Public Library and Christine Perkins, executive director, Whatcom County Library System Troubling limits imposed by publishers on public library purchases of electronic … Read more

Summer Reading 2019 – Fun & Easy

girl lying on grass and relaxing with book and music

Here comes summer! Summer reading at your library is a summer tradition, and it’s fun! Summer is a time to emphasize the fun side of reading. This is especially true for kids and teens, who get to read whatever they want. Personal choice is a great way to encourage excitement around reading. Reading every day … Read more

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