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 was amazing! And as of August 2020, we already have a dozen children who have reached that 1000 books goal.






Upcoming Events

 Virtual Food for Thought 2020 -
October 14th - 17th
Giving Tuesday 2020 -
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Royal Johnson Forum - TBD 2021



Virtual Food for Thought 2020 

October 14th, 15th & 16th Conversations and October 17th webinar with bestselling novelist

David Baldacci

All events will be presented via Zoom. We recommend you download and test Zoom on your computer before the event and practice with a friend or a family member.

Each week night will consist of a Cocktail Experience and the option of one of four Conversations. When registering, you will need to select which one of the four Conversations you would like to attend. PLUS registering for any of the three nights of Conversations will give you a "ticket" to attend our special Saturday night webinar with bestselling novelist David Baldacci!  You can also register for just the Saturday night webinar. Additionally, registering for a Conversation event will entitle you to a specially prepared gift box with appetizers, sweets and a cocktail necessity that will be delivered the day of the event.  















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 and Joe Dillard   

Friends of the Library        Holiday Station Stores

Julia Leslie           Larry & Ruth Martin

Greg and Eileen McDonald

  Moulton Bellingham PC

MSU Billings Foundation       

Bernard Rose                   Michael & Cara Schaer

Steve & Annie Stinson        Daniel & Clare Young

Underriner Motors