September 2021 Footnotes Newsletter



September 2021

The Library is Fully Open!


After over a year of closures and limited hours due to the COVID pandemic, the Library is finally able to resume extended weekday and Saturday hours!


Library staff has worked tirelessly to make this happen and to keep staff and patrons safe -- so make sure to thank your Librarian next time you're here!

Now Available: Crow Language Children's Books

Thanks to a generous donation from the Crow Language Consortium and The Language Conservancy, we now have 18 children's books in Crow! As you can tell our librarians were thrilled to receive these materials, and can't wait to get them into circulation. 

Year End is Almost Here!

Your generosity every year sustains the incredible programs and resources available at the Billings Public Library. As you plan your End of Year giving, make sure to note the changes in the CARES Act that offer generous new tax benefits for charitable giving!

  • If you are single filing and NOT itemizing your deductions, you can deduct up to $300 for charitable giving! Those filing jointly can deduct $600!
  • If you are itemizing your deductions, you can now deduct up to 100% of your individual AGI.

To learn more, speak with your accountant or see a summary here

Donor Spotlight

The Library Foundation would like to thank 

The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation and Board Member Nick Cladis

for their generous support of children's books and materials! 

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Please remember the Library Foundation in your estate plans.

Have questions? Call Leslie -- 406-237-6149