Bellingham Public Library provides Outreach services to Bellingham residents who, because of age, illness, or long-term disability of three months or more, are unable to visit the library in person.
Assisted Living / Health Care Centers
Monthly service is scheduled at 14 facilities in Bellingham:
Alderwood Park Health & Rehabilitation
Avamere Bellingham Health Care
Highgate Senior Living
Highland Health & Rehabilitation
Mt. Baker Care Center
North Cascades Health & Rehabilitation Center
Orchard Park Assisted Living
Shuksan Healthcare Center
St. Francis of Bellingham
Summit Place Assisted Living
Woodway Senior Living
Residents provide reading profiles and library staff pre-select materials, including:
Regular print fiction and nonfiction books
Large print books
Residents may also place holds on specific titles.
Individuals who are confined to their homes for three months or more are eligible for home service. Individuals arrange to have a family member, volunteer, or caregiver pick up and deliver pre-selected library materials to them.
Individuals who qualify as vision-impaired may also receive recorded books and magazines through the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. This organization may also be contacted at 1-800-542-0866. Applications for this service are available from Outreach staff and at the Help Desk at the Central Library.
For more information, contact the Outreach staff at (360) 778-7299 or e-mail the Outreach staff. Let us know how we may help you and your loved ones!