Next Level Baybee!

It’s been 11 years since we started the Alternative Library and we’re taking this thing to the next level!
Will you help us ascend to further grooviness? Here’s the deal:

We rely on membership as our primary means of funding, and we are now offering automated membership payments through Paypal at various levels of support ~ By supporting the library with automated payments, we’ll be able to:

  • better supply the community with free radical and practical information
  • build our book collection to include more rare and unusual things
  • purchase work directly from both local and international independent presses
  • commission unique artworks for our space
  • bring amazing touring performers through Bellingham
  • upgrade our space to offer a community printmaking workshop
  • begin to pay some of our hardworking staff
  • train more radical librarians
  • commission projects specifically made to thank you, our supporters
  • and on and on and on………

    By subscribing to monthly payments, you can ensure that your library membership is always up to date!

    Additionally, we’re starting a subscription program for members who want to give extra support and receive specially selected “jawn” collected in a “jawnbox” to pick up when you come in!

    Jawn – /jôn/ – noun DIALECT • US (chiefly in eastern Pennsylvania) – used to refer to a thing, place, person, or event that one need not or cannot give a specific name to.

    If you subscribe with a Supporter Membership or Sponsorship Membership you will get your own jawnbox here at the AltLib that we’ll periodically fill with independent publications, zines and art from local creators, and other entertaining jawn!

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    Make your membership payments automated, so that you’re always up to date on membership dues. Automated membership payments keep us cruisin’ and helps us pay for things like toilet paper, soap, things that are too often taken for granted. Sanitation is important, yo!

    Get your own “jawnbox” at the AltLib that we’ll periodically fill with radical publications, zines and art from local creators, and our latest signature-style AltLib propaganda. It’s like having a PO Box at the AltLib that you can count on regularly being stocked with groovy objects~

    Get a “jawnbox” with all the usual funk, plus special creations made in a limited edition just for our Sponsor Members! You can expect to regularly receive: specially commissioned art, free tickets for AltLib events, screen printed posters, printed clothing, and beyond~~~

    For those who want to support our space as a Sponsor Member and receive a monthly mailing from the Alternative Library with any of the “jawn” created for our Sponsor Members!

    Don’t live in Bellingham, but want to stay connected to the AltLib and receive art from our community? This is for you!

    Make a one-time donation to our space just to show us you care :3

    We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and can provide an additional tax receipt on request.

    *Donations made through this forum will not be counted toward membership dues.

    Get one of our new long-sleeve tees, designed by Ron Rege Jr for our 11th anniversary! White ink on black cotton long-sleeve t-shirt. Available in S, M, L, and XL. Please note your size preference in checkout.