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 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. The interest in the "1000 Books before Kindergarten" program was amazing! And as of August 2020, we already have a dozen children who have reached that 1000 books goal.
OUR FIRST GRADUATING CLASS!
Giving Tuesday 2020 -
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Royal Johnson Forum - TBD 2021
Food for Thought 2020 - June 2021
Our sincere Thanks to our 2020 Virtual Food for Thought Sponsors
Billings Public Library Buchanan Capital Inc
City Vineyard Patrick & Carla Cobb
Computers Unlimited Steve& Jennifer Corning
Frank & Kathy Cross Ted & Diane Cross
Crowley, Fleck PLLP Desperation Land and Livestock
First Interstate Bank - Downtown Branch
Stella Fong & Joe Dillard Friends of the Library Holiday Station Stores Julia Leslie Warmer
Larry & Ruth Martin Greg & Eileen McDonald
Moulton Bellingham PC MSU Billings Foundation Bernard Rose Michael & Cara Schaer
Steve & Annie Stinson Daniel & Clare Young
December 1st 12:01A - 11:59P
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that helps raise awareness of charitable organizations and causes and amplifies the generosity of donors.
Thanks to our amazing Giving Tuesday donors last year, we raised almost $5500 for the purchase of books for the Children's section of the Library.
This year we are hoping to raise equally as much with donations going to the purchase of Mobile Hotspot devices and data. By having these devices that can be checked out through the Library, those community members who don't have internet capabilities available will be able to get FREE Wifi access!