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July News & Events Announced by Bellingham Public Library

Jun 28, 2021 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Bellingham Public Library

For updates to library programs and services, please see the library website,  Click on the red alert banner on the top of the page for details.
Beginning on July 1st, the library will open each day at 10 AM instead of 11 AM. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday hours are 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday hours, 10 AM to 8 PM Friday hours, 10 AM to 3 PM. The library is closed on Saturdays until Sept. 11th, and will be closed on Monday, July 5th for the Independence Day holiday.

Returning Library Materials:

Please place items you are returning on the designated cart that is in the library lobby or drop items in the book drop near the flagpole.  We are no longer quarantining items but will still be waiving late fees.

Museum & Attraction Pass Program

As more venues have opened, we have resumed our popular Museum & Attraction Pass Program. Please check the Museum Pass link on the library website for details.  Many of the venues have special instructions for library passes use due to COVID restrictions, so please review those carefully before making your reservations.  We would like to thank the Friends of the Library for coordinating the Museum & Attraction Pass Program and the following sponsors who helped the Friends defray the costs of providing these passes to the community: American Historic Coins and Collectibles, Mass Armament, Mass Renewables, Owen Financial Services, and the Bellingham Business Association.

Summer Reading & Children’s Programs

We are very excited about Tails and Tales, the 2021 Summer Reading Program, which kicked off on June 26th. It’s shaping up to be a LLAMAzing summer and we are not LION. Waiting for it to get here had been unbearable!

Details for all our summer events, as well as information about how your summer reading can win prizes, can be found at  All YouTube videos can be accessed at

  • Virtual STEAM Time on YouTube—Mondays, 3:30PM.Baby Time—Tuesdays, 9AM, outside (location to be determined) or on Zoom when weather doesn’t cooperate.
  • 15 Minutes of Fun on Facebook—Tuesdays, 10AM.
  • Tails & Tales Storytime—Tuesdays, 12:30 PM, Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, and Thursdays, 9:30 AM, on Zoom.
  • Who Would Win?—Tuesdays, 4:30 PM, on Zoom.
  • Picnic Stories—Wednesdays, 12:30 PM, on the Town Common (weather permitting).
  • Ravenous Readers—Wednesdays, 4:30 PM, at the library.
  • Boredom Busters—Thursdays, 7:30 AM, on YouTube.
  • Krafty Kids—Thursdays, 2 PM.
  • Mother Daughter Book Club—Thursday, July 15, 6:30 PM (for grades 5-7). Email Diane Nelson at [email protected] for details.
  • Mother Bruce Visit—July 16th to 23rd. Details coming on where you can meet Mother Bruce.

Save the Date: Coming in August!

Elephant & Piggie Visit—August 13 through 20; and Stuffed Animal Vet Check-up—Tuesday, August 17, 3:30—5:30PM.

July Programs:

  • Book Discussion Group—Monday, July 12, 6:30PM (virtual meeting on Zoom).  In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson will be discussed. Interested in attending? Please contact Reference Librarian Cecily Christensen, who will lead the discussion, at 508-966-1660 or [email protected].
  • Writing Group for Adults—Monday, July 19, at 6:30PM at the Town Common. Writers, readers, listeners—come join us. Local area writers Amy Bartelloni and Marjorie Turner Hollman welcome the public to an evening of reading and listening. Hear what local writers are working on; works of fiction or nonfiction are all welcome. Reading limit is 9 minutes per reader, with a brief opportunity for positive, personal comments only. For more information contact Marjorie Turner Hollman at [email protected].
  • Friends of the Library Clothing Drive—Check the library calendar for drop-off dates and times (through July 14).
  • Friends of the Library Meeting —Tuesday, July 13, 7 PM, on Zoom.  Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting—Thursday, July 8, 7 PM, on Zoom.  The link for this meeting is posted under the agenda at
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