Blaine Library Building Project

The Friends of the Blaine Library, The City of Blaine, and WCLS are teaming up to redesign the Blaine Library.

Proposed design plans for the new Blaine Library are coming together now. The Johnston/King design team will be presenting at WCLS Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and at the Blaine City Council Work Session on Monday, March 23, 2020. Cost estimates for the project will be provided at both meetings.

Blaine Design view from G Street

Thank you for your tax-deductible donation.

Overhead view of interior design of Blaine Library Project
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Why expand the Library?

  • Our current 5,400-square-foot library at 610 3rd Street opened 31 years ago in the converted Blaine Public Works garage. The building infrastructure restricts growth and services, including technology expansion, community programs and meeting space, and quiet areas for reading and research.
  • Without updates, the library cannot meet present and projected community needs.
  • Community members chose “expanding the library” as a high priority in Blaine’s strategic economic initiative plan.
  • Each year, approximately 116,000 people visit the Blaine Library; more than 700 people sign up for a library card, and a quarter million books circulate through the branch.

View 3D Renderings of the Blaine Library Design Project (Note: VR files may take some time to download)

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How Can I Help?

  • Make a tax-deductible donation here.
  • Join the Friends of Blaine Library or support our book sales.
  • Attend community input sessions. View initial concepts, share your ideas, and get involved! Meeting notices will be posted here. Join us to learn how the distinctive, complementary designs of the Blaine regional library and Birch Bay’s planned neighborhood library will serve northwest Whatcom County residents.

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