Mission Statement
The mission of the Billings Public Library Foundation is to raise vital funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Billings Public Library.

Vision and Purpose
The Billings Public Library Foundation is committed to ensure long-term financial health and growth of the Billings Public Library through private giving and our endowment. Through a public-private alliance, the Foundation's vision is to offer our community a library with the best resources and most innovative services and programming possible.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

1000 Books before Kindergarten is a statewide program that launched in mid-October 2019. The concept is simple ... Read books daily to your infant and/or toddler and chart your progress with the goal of having read 1000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten. 

Go to www.billingslibrary.org/1000Books for more information and sign up your infant and toddler today. 




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! Read to them early on in their life and read to them often. The BPL Foundation's First Chapter Society draws awareness to the importance of reading to children.

Help us put books in the hands of children and support reading programs for young parents. Igniting a passion for reading!!  




Food for Thought - An Evening of Great Conversation


Due to the health concerns of all Food for Thought attendees and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus, the Library Foundation Board of Directors determined that our best course would be to postpone Food for Thought 2020 until later in the year. Our exciting group of Table Hosts have all agreed to be part of the event once the new date has been determined. And our sincere Thanks so our always supportive Food for Thought sponsors! 











GivingTuesday 2019

Helping Us Add Books to the Children's Section Bookshelves

Tuesday, December 3rd was GivingTuesday 2019. Thanks to our generous donors and matching dollar sponsors - Tom and Sherri Cunningham and First Interstate Bank - we raised over $5600!





"Giving is not just about making a donation, it's about  making a difference."  - Kathy Calvin

Thanks to the following businesses and individuals for your generous donation to the Billings Public Library Foundation. Through your generosity, you take part in strengthening the Billings Public Library while truly making a difference in improving the quality of life in our community.

Greater Montana Foundation

Graphic Finesse

Nick and Linda Cladis

First Interstate Bank / Centennial Youth Foundation



Pizza Hut

Home2 Suites by Hilton of Billings

 Tom and Sherri Cunningham

Taco Johns - Grand Avenue

Dairy Queen Grill and Chill

Taco Bell



Upcoming Events
 Food for Thought 2020- TBD
Royal Johnson Forum - TBD 2021