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 


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! 


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 this year! We've confirmed the 2021 Conversation Hosts and Topics. Unveiling of the Hosts and their Topics will be on        Wednesday, May 12th!!  

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!

Nightly Cocktail Experience hosted by Blind Bison



$100 per person 

Limited "seating" at each Conversation

Tickets go on sale on May 12th, 2021


Wondering what some of the Conversation Topics might be? Here's a sample ... ...

"Will democracy survive?"

"What are the hidden wonders that reveal the clues of our past and our future?"

"Who are the misfits and scoundrels in Montana history?




 Food for Thought 2021 sponsors

Stockman Bank /     

Stockman Wealth Mgmt

NorthWestern Energy   

First Interstate Foundation / 

First Interstate Bank 

Billings Public Library        Buchanan Capital

Desperation Land and Livestock

Patrick and Carla Cobb       Computers Unlimited

Steve & Jennifer Corning

Frank & Kathy Cross    Edward & Diane Cross

Crowley Fleck PLLP   

Stella Fong & Joe Dillard

Joan & Clayton McCracken

Greg and Eileen McDonald   

Laurence & Ruth Martin     Montague's Jewelers

Moulton Bellingham PC       

MSU-Billings Foundation                  Bernard Rose

Cara & Michael Schaer      

Clare & Daniel Young

Holiday StationStores       

360 Office Solutions

Bill and Mary Underriner / Underriner Motors

MT Sulphur and Chemical Company

Friends of the Library

Julia Leslie