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

builder's club

Builder’s Club

Saturday, June 23
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library

Monday, July 2
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Saturday, June 14
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central 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.

Summer Gymnastics with Bellingham Bay Gymnastics

Friday, June 22
10:00 a.m. – Noon
For ages 6 – 12 (all gymnastic abilities welcome!)
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Drop by and join us for tumbling, relay races, jumping, hula hoops, group games and more! Presented by staff at Bellingham Bay Gymnastics & Preschool. For more information, please call 360-778-7200.

Pre-K Play & Learn

Wednesdays, June 27, July 11 – August 8 (Library is closed July 4)
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
For children entering kindergarten in the fall who have not participated in preschool.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join Julie and Mandee for a fun facilitated play and storytime. It includes opportunities for playful large group, small group, and self-directed time to increase readiness for their kindergarten experience. This informal setting provides many activities that promote positive habits of joining in, following simple directions, making friends and taking turns. For more information, please call 360-778-7200.

Summer Movie Matinees

Thursdays, June 21 – August 9
2:00 p.m.
For children and their families.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join us every Thursday afternoon at 2pm for a new-release movie rated G or PG. Please call 360-778-7200 for movie titles.

Science Fun! With the Whatcom Museum

Wednesdays, June 20, 27 and July 18
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
For ages 4 and up.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join staff of the Whatcom Museum’s Interactive Family Gallery for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities!

50th Annual Children’s Craft Fair

Friday, July 27
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Children age 13 and under may pre-register for a booth. *Registration closes Tuesday, July 24, or when full.
Library Lawn (Lee Memorial Park) at the Central Library

Join us for the 50th Annual Children’s Craft Fair, and enjoy a wide array of crafts and baked goods, all handmade by children and priced $4 or under. Interested in selling at the Craft Fair? CLICK HERE to register and for more details. Please call 360-778-7200 with questions.