First Chapter Society

How early should you start reading to your child?

As surprising as this sounds, you should start reading to your child the first day you bring your baby home from the hospital! Children who are read to hear 30 million words by the time they start kindergarten enjoy greater success in school and in life. Unfortunately, too many children are losing the chance for the critical brain development.

The BPL Foundation's new First Chapter Society draws awareness to the importance of reading to children. By donating to this project, you will help put books in the hands of children and support reading programs for young parents. Help us raise vital funds for early childhood literacy by pledging your support today. Help open the first chapter to the love and importance of reading!

FCS Events


Food For Thought - An Evening of Great Conversation


Save the Date for 2017 Food for Thought!

The popular fundraiser, Food for Thought, is sponsored by the Billings Public Library Foundation and will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Table hosts and their topics will be posted on our website the second week of May 2017.

For more information call Leslie at 237-6149

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Yellowstone Valley Gives 2017

Through your generous donations, you helped us Change a Life ... One Book at a Time! Thank you!

Next Day of Giving event is Giving Tuesday - scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017. 

This refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.