Welcome to the Billings Public Library!



Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness. The Billings Public Library prides itself on providing entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.

We hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. 

Prevent "summer slide" and have fun, too, by participating in our new Summer Reading Program entitled "Build a Better World."  People of all ages will enjoy reading, activities, events, and opportunities to share ideas with others. The program culminates on July 22 with drawings for prizes.   
 
June is a busy month at the Library, with many entertaining and educational programs as part of Summer Reading. Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 11am–2pm, at our Swing into Summer Block Party - a fun and exciting carnival in our parking lot. There will be live music, face painting, games, a Viking Ship, and food trucks to purchase lunch from. For the 9-12 crowd, there are Tween STEAM events in June, on Wednesdays from 3-4pm, including Art with Seidel Standing Elk on June 21. Nor are teens left out - among other things, the TECH Lab will celebrate STEAM week with programs from computer coding to robotics daily from 1-3pm, Tuesday June 13 through Saturday June 17. For younger children, come in Monday, June 26th at 2pm, and meet service dog Kermit the Newf and his nephew Fozzie Bear to talk about Kermit’s new book, “The Adventures of Kermit the Newf: Book 1: Dog Tales.” There will be free books for all kids who attend while supplies last. Finally, we cap off the month on June 30th with our annual Bookmobile Open House. Learn all about the Bookmobile outreach program, enjoy refreshments, and enter a drawing for prizes, on Friday from 1-3:30pm on the west side of the Library on 29th Street.

The Billings Public Library has designated 2017 as the year of Health and Medical Literacy. Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County. Please return to our website often for ongoing information on current offerings.

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

Director Gavin Woltjer
The Billings Public Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community. 

Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.

We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer
Library Director