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In-Person Storytimes

For Winter 2023, Bellingham Public Library will offer Storytimes for young children at the Central Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at Bellis Fair Mall on Wednesdays.

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.

*Note: No storytimes on January 16 and February 20 as our library locations will be closed.


Baby Time: In-person

For babies ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner. Songs, rhymes, bounces, movement, and stories! *Pre-registration is required – space is limited. Call 360-778-7200 or email Bernice at bchang@cob.org for registration information.

Baby Time: In-person @ the Library (for ages birth – 12 months with an adult partner)
Mondays, January 20 – February 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Mondays, January 23 – March 6, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library


Little Storytimes

For children ages birth – 3 with an adult partner. Join us for simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement. Lots of fun!

Little Storytime
Mondays, January 9 – March 27
Thursdays, January 12 – March 30
10:05 – 10:35, 10:35 – 11:05, and 11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Little Storytime @ the Mall
Wednesdays, January 11 – March 29
10:05 – 10:35, 10:45 – 11:15, and 11:25 – 11:55 a.m.
Bellis Fair Mall in a store space near the Tot Lot


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
Mondays, January 23 – March 27
Fridays, January 20 – March 31
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lecture Room, Central Library


Preschool Storytime

For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays, January 10 – March 28
10:05 – 10:35 and 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library

Preschool Storytime @ the Mall
Wednesdays, January 11 – March 29
12:05 – 12:35 p.m.
Bellis Fair Mall in a store space near the Tot Lot


Time for Tales

For children ages 4 – 8 with families welcome. Enjoy fun stories and songs.

Time for Tales
Thursdays, January 12 – March 30
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library


Pajama Storytime

For children ages 3 – 8 with siblings and family. Join us with your favorite stuffy for a fun, cozy storytime with books, songs and felt activities. Wear your jammies (pajamas) if you’d like!

Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, January 31
Tuesday, February 28
Tuesday, March 28
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Dodson Room, Central Library


Cuentos y canciones / Stories and Songs

Un tiempo de cuentos bilingües para edades de nacimiento – 5 con hermanos y familias bienvenidos. Disfrute de cuentos y canciones divertidos en español y inglés.

A bilingual storytime for ages birth – 5 with siblings and family welcome. Enjoy fun stories and songs in both Spanish and English.

Cuentos y canciones / Stories and Songs
Los sábados, 14 de enero a 18 de febrero
Saturdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18
10:05 – 10:50 a.m. & 11:05 – 11:50 a.m.
La sala de Dodson, Biblioteca Central
Dodson Room, Central Library