The Bellingham Public Library has entered a new partnership with Whatcom Museum in downtown Bellingham that will allow library patrons to reserve museum passes.
Whatcom Museum is making a set of four passes available to the library, Thursdays through Sundays, free of charge. Each pass is valid for entry of up to four individuals and are valid at the Lightcatcher Building, the Family Interactive Gallery or Old City Hall.
The passes are first come, first serve, and can be reserved through the library’s website. Each family can use a pass once every 60 days.
Central Library to re-open on Sundays
The Bellingham Public Library also brings back its Sunday operating hours starting Feb. 2. The Central Library branch, located at 210 Central Ave. in downtown Bellingham, will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Sunday hours will remain through the local school year. The branch will close on Sundays during the summer.
Library directors cut back the library’s open hours in 2009 due to budget restrictions. The Bellingham City Council included funding to restore the Sunday operating hours in its 2014 budget. Stan Snapp, a City Council member at the time, led efforts to restore the funding. Snapp served for three years as the City Council liaison to the library’s board of trustees.