Announcing: “Enlighten Bellingham”

Program Survey Information

One of the grant requirements is that we survey program attendees in order to assess the value of these programs to library patrons and the community.

Here are the links to the survey, please select the survey that corresponds to the age group of the attendees.   Paper surveys can be returned to the library or emailed to

Up to Grade 3 for Parent/Caregiver – choose either the online or paper survey

Grades 4-7 Completed by Childpaper survey only

Grades 8 through Adult Survey – choose either the online or paper survey


Enlighten Bellingham Program Information!

From March, through September 2017 the library will be offering a variety of programs for people of all ages under the “Enlighten Bellingham” program.

We are one of six libraries, three in Massachusetts and three in Maine, that, due to our science programming, were chosen as pilot libraries by the Maine State Library, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Cornerstones of Science, a Maine nonprofit.

The goal of the initiative is for the pilot libraries to create a field-tested, replicable  science literacy method that can be used to enable their public libraries to become skilled STEM facilitators.

The project seeks to empower public libraries to build their science literacy capacity so that they can connect their communities to engaging and meaningful science and technology experiences, equipment, books, media and the scientific community.

We have chosen the topic of Environmental Literacy and will be offering programs on Alternative Energy, Recycling and Water Resources.

Upcoming programs include:

  • Using Plastic Bags to Crochet, Tuesday, June 6th at 4 pm for middle and high school students, and and at 6:30 pm for adults or middle school aged children and up with an adult
  • 8th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert, Thursday, June 22nd at 6 pm
  • Tiny Houses, Thursday, July 20th at 6:30 pm

This program is made possible by funds provided to the Bellingham Library as pilot library and partner in the “Make Public Libraries Science Resource Centers in their Communities,” an Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant administered through Cornerstones of Science.

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