1000 Books before Kindergarten

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

Watch for more details on this fun campaign on our Facebook page, here on our website and on your local television stations.




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!!  




Royal Johnson Forum 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Russia: Beyond the Riddle Inside the Enigma 

Sign-up Online Forum Events
Noon - 1:30PM Lunch with Nicholas Daniloff
Royal Johnson Community Room
$50 tickets - limited seating

6:00 - 7:00PM Meet the Speakers -
Nicholas Daniloff and Dr Matthew Rojansky
Glacier Room at MSU - Billings
$100 tickets - limited seating

7:00 - 8:30PM Keynote Address by Matthew Rojansky followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Daniloff

Petro Theatre on the MSU-B campus
FREE Admission and open to the public


Food for Thought - An Evening of Great Conversation

This popular event represents all that is important about our library -- exchange of free thought, gathering of community and access to knowledge.

Mark your calendar for next year's event - Thursday, June 4th, 2020







Our sincere thanks to Yellowstone Valley Electric Coop and Operation Round Up! We were recently awarded funding for the Billings Public Library Bookmobile and the purchase of large print books for seniors, children's books and DVDs for families. We will also be able to purchase something new - VOX, which are children's books that talk.

Thank you for your support and generous donation, YVEC!! 









 Upcoming Events
  Giving Tuesday 2018 - November 27, 2018
Food for Thought 2019 - June 6, 2019