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Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees position

Library lawn and back of building at dusk

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a vacancy on the board. The successful candidate will serve the remainder of 2022, and will then be eligible for reappointment for a full 5-year term pending City Council approval. A first review of applications will begin May 23, 2022. The Board of Trustees is … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Presents Children’s Storytimes at Bellis Fair Mall

Bellingham Public Library is excited to present free, in-person Storytimes at the Mall for children ages birth to 5 years old with an adult caregiver. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April 19 – May 25, multiple 30-minute sessions of stories, songs and engagement will be offered inside a space at Bellis Fair Mall, near the Play … Read more

Volunteer as a Tech Helper at the Library

The Bellingham Public Library is planning to resume our Tech Basics Coaching program for adults in 2022 and we are seeking volunteers to assist. Volunteers should have basic tech expertise and the desire to share it one-on-one, although we will teach you about library digital resources if needed. Volunteers must be available on Wednesdays from … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Features Poetry, Art, Photograph Materials in April

April is National Poetry Month, and the Bellingham Public Library has hundreds of books and films filled with great poetry for all ages. Along with the written word, art and photography capture the beauty and poetry of the natural world and human imagination. Creative expression in all forms is something to celebrate and enjoy. Poetry … Read more

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 Fairhaven and Barkley branches Curbside pickup continues … 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