Backyard Astronomy Star Party!

With the Aldrich Astonomical Society Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm Register here This program will Kick Off our Enlighten Bellingham Programs!  At this event we will not only talk about the exciting upcoming programs in the “Enlighten Bellingham” series, but we will highlight the library telescope, how to check it out and how to […]

Importance of Play to Child Learning and Development

Mind in the Making:  The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs Saturday, March 25th 10:30 am Register here The Bellingham Library is pleased to announce this very special nationally recognized speaker that will be coming to the library in March. Come and hear Los Angeles-based national speaker Nicole Gardner present “Mind in the Making: […]

Be a Savvy Internet Consumer of News and More – Evaluate Your Sources!

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.”  George Washington  In a year when the Oxford English Dictionary has selected “post-truth” as the word of the year, we librarians have a lot of work to do and we need your help. One of the major reasons I made the […]

Survey for Parents/Caregivers of Preschoolers!

If you are a parent/caregiver of a preschooler that lives in Bellingham or uses the Bellingham Library, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the attached survey.  Thank you! As you might know, at Fall Town Meeting funds were approved for new carpeting in the Children’s Room of the library.  Once the […]

Library Update

As most of you have heard, late in the morning of Friday, October 7th Bellingham Police & Fire responded to the library on Blackstone Street for a vehicle that had crashed into the community room section of building.  Arriving personnel discovered the vehicle had driven completely inside the building.  Thankfully the room was unoccupied and […]

Drive-Up Book Drop is Open!

The library’s new drive-up book drop is installed and is open 24/7.  It is checked for the last time each day one hour before closing (at 7 pm Monday – Thursday and 4 pm on Friday and Saturday).  Items returned after that time will be checked in the following business day, so if your items […]

NEW! Online Music & Art Lessons! Free with your Bellingham Library Card!

      ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Students now have access to this kind of instruction, regardless of reductions/eliminations of school music […]

Library awarded $10,000 Grant

The Bellingham Library is one of 9 libraries in the state that was awarded a federal LSTA (Library Technology & Services Act) Mind in the Making grant by the MBLC at their July meeting. Mind in the Making grants assist libraries in developing innovative programming and spaces that encourage invention and tinkering, where children ages […]

Newly Renovated Library Teen Room is Open!

The newly renovated Bellingham Library Teen Room is Open!   Click on the Read More… link for the links to our Facebook pages here and here  to see some pictures from our Facebook page of the room and the Grand Opening Celebration!  

Thanks to all who supported the Friends of the Library’s Spring Fundraising Events!

The Friends raised nearly $4000 for the equipment and furnishings for the new Teen Room! Click here to join the Friends of the Library and support library programs!