Partners Vital to Our Success
Today’s libraries are not just about what books and other materials we have for people, but also what we do for and with people. Libraries are dynamic centers for connecting, learning and accessing information and services. At the Bellingham Public Library, our partners help make this possible and are vital to our success.
Library partners provide basic needs, financial, cultural and literacy services that we are proud to support, many offered free-of-charge right in our facilities. Other partners offer rewarding opportunities for art, history, cultural enrichment and community-building, provided in the library or at other convenient locations. Still others provide much needed services to us.
We are proud to partner with the following organizations in collaborative relationships that meet their missions and help us achieve ours: Connecting our community with each other and the world to read, learn, meet and discover.
- Whatcom County Library System
- Friends of the Bellingham Public Library
- Bellingham Public Schools
- Whatcom READS
- Whatcom Community Foundation
- Whatcom Museum
- Birchwood Garden Club
- Max Higbee Center
- Tax-Aide Program of the AARP Foundation
- Note: Tax-Aide services are provided at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham in 2020.
Partners Providing Free Programs in Our Facilities:
- LAW Advocates
- Whatcom Literacy Council
- NAMI Whatcom
- Center for Independence
- Bellingham Storytellers Guild
Interested in Partnering with Us?
We are always interested in great ideas! Each year we partner with a few select organizations and individuals, to collaborate on special projects or present free programs or services to the public in our facilities. Due to limited staff time and facility availability, we carefully choose partners that are an optimum fit with our mission and strategic plan. More details and application form can be found on our Co-Sponsored Programs page.
People with skills to share are invited to apply to present a SkillShare program. Volunteer hosts are selected to schedule activities, demonstrations or presentations in the SkillShare space at the Central Library, free of charge and open to the public. More details and application form can be found on the SkillShare page.