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Summer 2021

The Book Bike is Back!

After taking a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Book Bike Library is back at it! Our powerful, pedaling librarians have been all over town, notably leading yoga in Pioneer Park, Rail Line Coffee Shop, and the Ronald McDonald House!

The Foundation purchased the Book Bike in 2018, and ever since it’s served as a fantastic outreach tool for the Library.

Folks who use the Book Bike can:

  • Sign-up for library cards
  • Receive free books
  • Check out materials
  • Access wi-fi through the mobile hotspot
  • Ask questions about the library and resources

Summer Reading Program Wrapping Up

This year’s children’s summer reading program, Tails and Tales, was a great success! Through your support, the Library Foundation was a proud major sponsor of this year’s program and helped purchase some truly incredible prizes.

 

Some of our favorites included Wild Stuffed Animals complete with Zoo Montana adoption papers, Amazon Kindle E-Readers, a Radio Flyer Tricycle, and STEM Kits! We know that after lots of at-home pandemic school work, our Library families were particularly grateful for our summer programming.

Thanks to You -- A Book Vending Machine!

Thanks to your truly incredible support this year, the Foundation was able to purchase a state-of-the-art book lending kiosk.

 

The first in the state, the kiosk will be located outside of the main entrance of the Library. It will allow Library users to pick up holds after hours -- a great accessibility feature for folks who aren’t able to make it to the Library during open hours.

 

Your generous support through Virtual Food for Thought, and the thoughtful gifts made in memory of Don Allen, made this possible. We are anxiously awaiting delivery of the kiosk and can’t wait to share it with the Billings community!

Final Payment for the Capital Campaign Has Been Made!

It’s hard to believe that it was ten years ago when we first began our capital campaign to build the Library we all know and love today. The journey from first dollar raised to all of the incredible work we are able to do in this building today has been a long one, and you have been there every step of the way!

 

This fall, the Foundation will officially make it’s last payment to the city for the capital campaign. This was made possible by YOUR generous support and YOUR belief in the Library Foundation. Thank you!

Please remember the Library Foundation in your estate plans.

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