5 Things You Didn’t Know (or maybe you did) You Could Do at YOUR Bellingham Public Library!

1.  Check out a book at 3 am!  Can’t make it to the library during the hours that it’s open?  You can search the Bellingham Library’s online catalog 24/7 at www.bellinghamlibrary.org.  You can also search for items located at over 140 member libraries using the catalog.  Place an item on hold and you will receive a text, email or phone call when its available for you to pick up.  You can also download ebooks and other digital content straight to your computer or mobile device.  Click here to learn how!

2.  Reserve discounted passes to area attractions!  The Friends of the Bellingham Library fund discounted or free admission to over 10 area museums and attractions.  Bellingham residents with a valid library card can reserve their passes in advance.

3.  Access Free WiFi!  The library offers free wireless Internet access for patrons who bring in their own laptops or other wireless devices.  You can also print from your wireless device to our printer at a cost of 15 cents per page, black and white only.  We have power strips that you can plug your device into to save your battery life!

4.  Join a Book Club!  Library staff facilitate 3 different book clubs:  The YA Book Lovers Club, which is for young adults ages 14 years of age and older, AND also for adults who enjoy reading you adult literature; the Mother/Daughter Book Club is for any mother/daughter pair, with the daughter being in grades 4-6; and the Adult Book Discussion Group for ages 18 and up.    Books for all 3 clubs are provided for members through other libraries in our network, so members never have to buy the book!

and last… but not least

5.  Bring your children to a wide variety of programs, including summer reading!  There are storytimes for all ages, building with Legos, as well as other special programs throughout the year.  We are just starting summer reading programming and we have events every weekday in July and August.  Check out the library calendar for details!



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