Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Billings Public Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness that provides entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.

April and spring are here at last, and the Library has an exciting line-up for the first month of spring. Keep an eye on our events calendar and other webpages for updates. 

For the 2018 Royal Johnson Forum Series - Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour is coming here! The Billings Public Library Foundation is excited to bring Judy Woodruff to Billings on Monday, April 23rd for an exciting day of events as she shares her thoughts on the American media and world views! See the details on the Foundation webpage.

Sign up for May's One Book Billings begins April 2nd for May's book discussions. This month's book is A Bloom of Bones by Montana writer Allen Morris Jones. Sign up by stopping by the 2nd floor help desk or calling 657-8290. For additional details, check out our Adults event page, and for past and future books take a look at the One Book Billings main page.

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

Director Gavin Woltjer

April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Library is teaming up with HRDC to offer special guests every Thursday throughout the month. Each speaker will offer valuable information to help you learn more about your household finances, and we will focus on a different topic each week - April 5th:  Budgeting, April 12th:  Insurance, April 19th:  Savings, and April 26th:  Credit.
Join us Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the 2nd floor Conference Room for these informal but informative sessions!  For more information, please call 406-206-2717. 

The Friends of the Library SPRING 2018 BOOK SALE will be here soon: April 19, 20, 21. Purchase gently used books at bargain prices. On Thursday the sale is for Friends members-only from 5:30-8pm - you can join or renew your membership at the door. Friday sale hours are 10am – 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am – 4pm. All proceeds go to the Billings Public Library.

Friday Night Family Fun
Each Friday evening brings an event specifically geared for families, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Check out our April Friday Night Fun Events:
April 6: Geek Out, Jr! Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
April 13: Master Gardener Mystery Night, 6:30 pm.
April 27: Poetry Slam

Programming For Older Adults
Natural & Other Disasters in Billings History on Monday, April 23rd @ 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room will pique your historical interests. Keen memories and saved photographs recall times when disaster has struck. Take in a sampling of photographs from natural & other disasters that have befallen Billings, including floods, blizzards and tornadoes, murders, and plane crashes. This program is presented by the Western Heritage Center and has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Billings Public Library.

I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you.  The Café is open Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm & 3pm-5pm.

The Billings Public Library has designated 2018 as the "Year of Financial Literacy." Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.

The Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community.

Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.

We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer
Library Director