Happenings in Children's

We have a lot of things happening in the Children's area.  Scroll down the page to find information on the program you're interested in, or call us at 657-8256.

Summer Reading 

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Summer Reading is designed to encourage the entertaining pastime of reading while adding fun activities and challenges to your days. This summer, the theme is "A Universe of Stories!" and we have 4 programs, each appropriate for a particular age group. Earn points for participating and get badges and prizes as you go. When we wrap up the program,"spend" your points until July 26 at 10 pm on prize raffles that take place on July 29. 

Follow the link to our Summer Reading page for more information on how to sign-up, ways to earn points, using those points for raffle tickets for prizes and pictures of the prizes!

Good Luck and Happy Reading!          

Eagle Has Landed

Saturday, July 20th


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with us! There will be fun space activities, crafts and snacks. Put yourself on the moon by taking a picture with a green screen and enjoy footage of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Summer Reading participants that completed our Moon Walk Challenge can celebrate with a special lunar treat!         

Junior Explorers- Musical Universe

Monday,  July 22nd

Community Room

10:30 am

  • Explore the universes of music we can find here on our own planet! 
  • Kids will learn about Kurdish folk music and Brazilian Embolada in a class that encourages them to move and make music of their own.
  • Please register your 6-8 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

Junior Adventure - Nat Geo Lego Layout

Wednesday, July 24th

Community Room


  • What can you build with Legos? 
  • Towers, bridges, people, and so much more! Let’s explore the Giant National Geographic Montana Map and build a replica with Legos!
  • Please register your 6-8 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

Wise Wonders: Science Demo

Friday, July 26th

Craft Corner


  • Join staff from the Wise Wonders Children’s Museum as they perform a science demonstration geared towards kids.
  • Please register your 8-12 year old in person at the Children’s Desk or call 406-657-8256.

Musical Story Time- Peter and the Wolf

Monday, July 29th

12:30 pm

Story Tower

  • Join us for a new special Story Time series that brings music and storytelling together!
  • This week, we’ll revisit one of the most iconic pieces of children’s music ever written: Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
  • No registration required. 

Neur-On to Something!

Friday, August 2nd

Community Room


  • Have you ever wanted to learn more about brain science?
  •  Join us for a program about the brain and the science behind addiction. 
  •  During the program, learn to better control our own brains through mindfulness and stress management techniques and build your own models of neurons!  
  • Register your 9-12-year-old at the Children’s Desk.

R.E.A.D. to a Dog  

Saturday, August 3

Story Tower

11am - Noon

  • Each reader will have the chance to read to one dog
  • All children who are readers are welcome
  • Registration is the day of the program at the Children's desk
  • Space is limited
  • More Information on R.E.A.D.

Kids Ice Cream Social

Friday, August 9th

Community Room

2- 3pm

  • You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! 
  • Celebrate the end of summer with an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Achieve Montana.  
  • Along with yummy ice cream, enjoy a fun craft and photo ops.

Billings Symphony - Stillwater String Quartet

Thursday, August 15th

Community Room


  • Join Billings Symphony’s own Stillwater String Quartet as they entertain us with some of the greatest hits of Disney.  
  • No registration is required and all children and families are welcome.

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Vox Books!

Available now in the Children's Area!

Make learning and literacy development more exciting with VOX Books. VOX Books are physical books equipped with an audio player that narrates to children as they follow along. 


  • Hardcover book with full audio recording 
  • Headphone jack for individual learning and a built-in speaker
  • Fully portable– the rechargeable battery allows up to 100 listens per charge and no Wi-Fi or data are required
  • Easy set up– simply push a button to listen and read, from beginning to end