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.
From August 10th to October 5th, the Library is hosting the Star Net Explore Tech exhibit, one of only 14 libraries in the country to do so. In conjunction with the exhibit, we have a wide range of programs coming up. Check them out at the Exhibit page.
Keep an eye on our events calendar and our other web pages for future events. Our popular Friday Night Fun programs will begin again on September 7th with a Star Net program.
In September, we celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for your first library card during September and be eligible to win one of three Kindle Fires - the drawing will be on Oct 3rd. Once you have the card, read a book for National Read a Book Day on September 6th.
To help choose your book for National Read a Book Day on September 6th, pick a book from one of these banned book lists, and start celebrating Banned Books Week, which runs from Sep 23rd to Sep 29th. The Banned Book lists are compiled by the American Library Association, and are sorted by genre, decade, and top 10s.
The Turning Page Book Discussion Group uses the Library's collection of book club kits and usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. They gather in the 2nd floor Reading Room at 7pm. Call 657-8290 to register.
The LitCentric Book Discussion Group meets the last Tuesday of every month between January and October at 7pm in the second floor Large Conference Room. They use a combination of self-purchased copies and library book club kits. Bring your mug for coffee!.
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