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Bellingham Public Library Provides Conversation Starters

The mission of the Bellingham Public Library is Connecting Our Community with Each Other and the World. One of the best ways to do that is through shared experiences that get a good conversation going. Whether you’re part of a book club, or just want to discuss a book, or want to start a regular … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Closed

Library closed due to winter weather. Deep snow in front of Library entrance.

All branches of Bellingham Public Library will remain closed on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 due to severe weather, snow and icy road conditions. All physical holds will be extended to Tuesday, Dec. 27. Library patrons are encouraged to utilize the Library’s online catalog to place holds, enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks and eMagazines, and use digital research tools remotely. Road2Home will operate the Bellingham … Read more

Bellingham Public Library 2022 Highlights

Reaching the end of the year is often bittersweet – it’s hard to believe the time has passed, but it’s wonderful to reflect on all of the year’s adventures and accomplishments. Please join us for a look back at Bellingham Public Library 2022 Highlights, from services to Top 10 materials checked out. 2022 Library Service … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November

November is recognized nationally as Native American Heritage Month. As it does every month, Bellingham Public Library honors the heritage and sovereignty of all Indigenous peoples, throughout our community, our continent and our world. We acknowledge that we gather on territory that has been the traditional and ancestral homeland to the Lhaq’temish (the Lummi people), … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Dog Days in August

Dog reading a book

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate our canine friends! If you love dogs, you’ll love this month’s recommendations and photos from Bellingham Public Library staff! And hopefully the heat of the sun will be just right for lounging with a furry friend, a good book and … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Triviamania! in July

The Bellingham Public Library celebrates Triviamania! in July. Do you love trivia or books about pop culture, history, geography, sports, science and more? As always, our staff have great recommendations to get you started. Books for Adults Who? Where? When? Why? What? How? Folks who love trivia want to know the answers to these questions … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Pride Month in June

The Bellingham Public Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride in June. As always, our staff have great recommendations to get you started. Books for Adults From biographies and memoirs to fiction written by LGBTQ authors or featuring LGBTQ characters, you can look forward to some great reading this month! Library staff are happy to help you find … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

The Bellingham Public Library celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with books, films and more, that feature AAPI authors, characters, and experiences. Library staff have great recommendations and lists to get you started! Asian American and Pacific Islander Books for Adults Looking for an AAPI focused cookbook? We’ve got those, as well as … Read more