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 The interest in the "1000 Books before Kindergarten" program has been amazing! We already have a dozen children who have reached that 1000 books goal.






Upcoming Events

Virtual Food for Thought 2021 -
June 9th and 10th 
Royal Johnson Forum - TBD 2021



Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, June 9th and

Thursday, June 10th - VIRTUALLY 


More nightly Conversations available! We're busy confirming Conversation Hosts for this year's event and working on the always interesting Conversation Topics!

Appetizers will once again be delivered to your house on the day of the event and we're excited that Raven's Cafe d' Art will once again prepare the appetizer packages!




MAY 12TH!!





 Food for Thought 2021 sponsors

Stockman Bank     Stockman Wealth Mgmt

Billings Public Library        Buchanan Capital

Desperation Land and Livestock

Patrick and Carla Cobb       Computers Unlimited

Crowley Fleck PLLP   

First Interstate Bank - Downtown Branch

Stella Fong & Joe Dillard

Joan & Clayton McCracken

Montague's Jewelers

Moulton Bellingham PC

Cara & Michael Schaer      Clare & Daniel Young

NorthWestern Energy

During Giving Tuesday 2020 we were hoping to raise enough money to purchase 10 Mobile Hotspot devices and service. 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! Thanks to the continued support of our generous donors, we met - and exceeded! - our goal. AND, an anonymous member of our community - with the help of book club friends - stepped up and helped us purchase Chromebooks for use with the hotspots. The Choromebooks will be placed in various locations around town.  

Your donation helped us "make the connection". Thanks!