Featured Programs

Please view the Children’s Library event calendar or a printable calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Library programs are free of charge.  Please call the Children’s Library at (360) 778-7200 with questions.

Builders Club

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Builder’s Club

Monday, October 1
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Saturday, October 13
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library

Unleash the builder in you!  Children ages 4 – 12 are invited to enjoy open and creative play with Legos, straw connectors and more! All supplied provided. Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children. Bring your creativity! Builders Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Wednesdays, October 3 – 31
Fridays, October 5 – 26
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. OR 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
For children ages 3 – 5 years who are not enrolled in a preschool program.
Lecture Room at the Central Library Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join Julie and Mandee for a fun facilitated play and storytime experience for young children and the adults who take care of them. Stories, songs, play and activities! For more information, please call 360-778-7200.

Author Visit: Erin Hunter in partnership with Village Books

Wednesday, October 10
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Doors open and book signing begins at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

As you may heard, Erin Hunter is actually six people! One of those six authors, Gillian Phillip, is visiting the library! Gillian writes the Bravelands and Survivors series. Come hear about the new, third book in the Bravelands series.

Financial Beginnings: Grades 3 – 8

Wednesdays, October 17, 24, November 7 and 14
*Pre-registration is required and is for all four dates. Please call 360-778-7200 to register.
Grades 3 – 5: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to create a budget, use banks and credit unions and how credit and interest work though fun games and activities.
Grades 6 – 8: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Learn about the flow of money through the economy, financial institutions and how you can use them to manage your money.

Classes are led by Barney Barnhart with Financial Beginnings Washington, and held in the Lecture Room at the Central Library.