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Tuesday, Feb. 7 weather-related schedule disruptions

Fairhaven Branch Library with snow

All locations of the Bellingham Public Library are open today (Tuesday, February 7, 2017), with the Central Library closing early at 4 p.m. Items that were due today will now be due on Friday, February 10. Holds that were expiring today will now be held until Friday, February 10. Library-hosted children’s programs are underway as … Read more

UPDATED: Monday, Feb. 6 weather-related schedule disruptions

Snow on library lawn

The Bellingham Public Library is open today (Monday February 6, 2017) and will close at 5 p.m. Library-hosted children’s programs are underway as scheduled. We are checking in with organizers of the other scheduled activities held in our buildings. The status of these activities is noted below. We will update this list as we learn … Read more

Hope, kindness & connection highlighted at Jan. 20 special event

January 22 Special Event

Join us for a free, family-friendly event featuring music and sing-alongs, stories, crafts and more, planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 20. The Central Library will stay open later than usual for this special Friday evening event. The library welcomes musicians Geof Morgan and special guests, sing-alongs with Helen and Richard Scholtz, music by PhDJ Spencer … Read more

Library website update: Mobile-friendly, fresh design & more

Mobile view of Library website

Great news for our online users: We’ve improved the library’s website to help you discover and use all our library resources! The biggest change has already happened, and you’re viewing it now. Our fresh, new mobile-friendly design is coupled with more intuitive, easier-to-use navigation and improved search capabilities. It is more accessible and inviting for users … Read more

Library Board appoints new director for Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Nancy Kerr to the position of Library Director for the Bellingham Public Library. She will begin January 4, 2017. Library Board of Trustees Chairman J. Gordon said Nancy Kerr is an energetic, enthusiastic professional library director with wide-ranging experiences at public libraries in … Read more

Ring in the winter holidays with music, crafts, movies & more


Looking for winter holiday fun? We’re offering music in the library, crafts, movies and more throughout December! Check out the list below, and visit our complete calendar of events for a full listing of library programs and activities. December 2: Music in the Library – Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra Friday, December 2, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. … Read more

Library stands strong against hate, offers resources and services for all

Library lawn and back of building at dusk

By Pamela Nyberg Kiesner, Director, Bellingham Public Library It is more important than ever for individuals and organizations to stand strong against hate and intolerance and support equity, diversity and inclusion, as our nation reflects on our recent Presidential election and looks to the future. The election of the President of the United States is … Read more

Improving our website to help patrons discover and use library resources

Trying to reserve a meeting room online? Searching for the next storytime? Need help with a research project and can’t find what you need? Great news for our online users: We’re improving the library’s website to help patrons discover and use these library resources and many, many others! We’ll be making changes to www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org in … Read more

Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board. The position will be vacant beginning in January, 2017.