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In-Person Storytimes

For Fall 2022, Bellingham Public Library will offer Storytimes for young children at the Central Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at Bellis Fair Mall on Wednesdays only.

All Library programs are free of charge. Our continued thanks to the Bellis Fair Mall management for their ongoing partnership and access to this location.

Please read the following list carefully for appropriate ages, days and times.

Baby Time: In-person

For babies ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner. Songs, rhymes, bounces, movement, and stories! *Pre-registration is required!

Baby Time: In-person @ the Library (for ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner)
Mondays, September 26 – October 31
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Little Storytimes

For ages birth – 3. Join us for 30 minutes of simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Lots of fun!

Little Storytime @ the Library (for ages birth – 3 with an adult partner)
Mondays and Thursdays, September 19 – November 17
10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, and 11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Little Storytime @ the Mall (for ages birth – 3 with an adult partner)
Wednesdays, September 21 – November 16
10:05 – 10:35, 10:45 – 11:15, and 11:25 – 11:55 a.m.
Bellis Fair Mall in a store space near the Play Area. If you arrive before 11 am, please use the Mall Entrance at the Food Court or near Target.

Preschool Storytimes

For ages 3 – 5. Join us for 30 minutes of fun and engaging stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Preschool Storytime @ the Library (for ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner)
Tuesdays, September 20 – November 15
10:05 – 10:35 and 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Preschool Storytime @ the Mall (for ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner)
Wednesdays, September 21 – November 16
12:05 – 12:35 p.m.
Bellis Fair Mall in a store space near the Play Area.

Stories and Play

For children ages 3 – 5. This is a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children and the adults who take care of them.  Come enjoy stories, songs, play and activities!

Stories and Play @ the Library (for ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner)
Mondays and Fridays, September 19 – November 18
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lecture Room, Central Library

Time for Tales

For ages 4 – 8. Enjoy fun stories and songs.

Time for Tales @ the Library (for ages 4 – 8 with younger siblings welcome)
Thursdays, September 22 – November 17
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Virtual Storytimes

Baby Time: Online

Fridays, September 23 – October 28
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
For babies ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner. Songs, rhymes, bounces, movement, and stories! *Pre-registration is required!

Virtual Pre-Recorded Storytimes

A one-time registration will give you access to all of our online storytimes.

As soon as you submit your registration form, the confirmation will include the link to access our storytimes. The link will also be emailed if you include an email address.

Note: the link points to an unlisted playlist on YouTube, which means the videos are not searchable. You will want to bookmark the playlist page, or be sure to keep the email so you can return to the playlist.

We look forward to connecting with you through storytime!


Storytime Registration