Children

Visit our Virtual Story Tower!

Do you miss hanging out in our Story Tower?  Here's your chance to visit it virtually! Click on the images for links to fun games, videos, songs and other learning activities.  Stop by seasonally for new adventures.


Adventures in Story Time-- Tues, Wed, Thurs -- Community Room




Adventures in Story Time

Stories, songs and craft activity

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

10am in the Community Room


In this new edition of Story Time, your child will enjoy books, songs, and a craft designed around a theme.  Each weekly Story Time is a chance to practice reading readiness skills like listening during stories, letter awareness and predicting.

Good Bear Day Coloring Sheet

Good Bear Day Coloring Day Contest


Children ages 0-12, show your artistic side by participating in our Good Bear Day Coloring Contest!

Beginning Oct. 1st pick up a coloring sheet from the Children’s Desk or download one from our website here.  Color and return the coloring sheet to the Children’s Desk by Oct 30 to be entered into a drawing for a Build-A-Bear Gift Card. Every participant will receive a mini teddy bear as supplies last.


Teddy Bear/Stuffed Friend Sleepover @ Home

This year we want to see what kind of mischief you and your stuffed friends get into when it’s time to go to sleep at your house!  Do you sneak in and eat ice cream? Do you stay up and read a book under the covers?

From Oct 15th – Oct 31st take a picture of your sleepover with stuffed friends at your house and send it to us via email at kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov. You can also share your pictures on social media using the #BPLsleepover2021. One lucky picture will earn someone a Build-A-Bear Gift Card. 


Oct 15 Teddy Bear Stuffed Friend Sleepover at HOME


Books and Babies on hiatus


Books and Babies

Stories and Rhymes

Coming Soon! Beginning November 4th


Join us for stories, rhymes, and finger plays intended to foster a love of reading at an early age and build important early literacy skills.  

Try It Yourself (TIY) STEAM Kits

Now available for checkout!

Through generous grants from the Friends of Billings Public Library and the Billings Public Library Foundation, kids and families will have the chance to explore STEAM components in a new way.

  • Children and families can enjoy  hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)
  • 12 kits are available; each kit contains a unique collection of multi-media materials including books, DVDs, games, and models chosen to appeal to a variety of learning styles and ages.

TIY Kits updated


iVox Books that Move!

iVOX is a children’s book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes immersed in the narrative like never before (no 3D glasses needed!).

Download the app, log in with your library card and watch children's books come to life! 

Android app

Apple app

iVox

1000Books Logo - Bear with Green Book

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Do you have a child not yet in kindergarten? Sign up today and foster a love of reading at an early age. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are all encouraged to participate. 

One book a day = 1000 books before kindergarten!

 Register Here