Children's Story Times

Adventures in Story Time

Stories, songs and craft activity

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

10am in the Community Room

Adventures in Story Time introduces young children to books, rhymes, crafts, and other fun interactive activities. Each session is a chance to practice reading readiness skills like listening during stories, letter awareness and predicting. These skills build the foundational knowledge to prepare children to learn to read.

Oct 5: Owl Story Time, 10am in Popular Materials Area

Owl Story Time 

Oct. 5 at 10am

Popular Materials Area

Join us on Oct 5th at 10 am in the Popular Materials Area (1st floor east side of the Library) for a special Owl Story Time.  We will enjoy stories, songs and visit from Scout, a Screech Owl that lives at ZooMontana.

After Story Time children will receive a take and make owl craft. There will be no Story Time on Oct 6th or 7th.

Books and Babies

Stories and Rhymes

On hiatus until November 4th!

Join us for stories, rhymes, and finger plays intended to foster a love of reading at an early age and build important early literacy skills.  

Books and Babies on hiatus

Spanish Story Time - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 4pm, Community Room

Story Time in Español

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4pm

Community Room

¡La biblioteca pública de Billings ahora ofrece La Hora de Lectura en español!  Billings Public Library now offers Story Time in Spanish.

We are excited to partner with Justina MSU- B student, who learned Spanish while living in Argentina, to share your favorite picture books in Spanish.  Join us in the Community Room on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 4pm.

Past Story Times, Books and Babies and Chapter Book Read-Alouds can be found on Billings Public Library’s  YouTube Channel.

Resources for Babies and Toddlers

(Songs, Fingerplays, Early Literacy, etc.)

Billings Public Library’s Books and Babies Songs and Fingerplays

Montana State Library

Ready to Read Early Literacy Initiative

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The challenge=  to read 1,000 books before your child reaches kindergarten, and yes, books may be repeated. 

  • One book a night = 365 books a year;  730 books in two years; 1,095 books in three years

Find resources, book lists and the link to sign up on our 1000 Books before Kindergarten page.

Video Read-Alouds, Storytimes, and More!

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Spanish Story Times and More!
Online ASL Stories

ASL Stories Directory

Find your favorite stories online, told in American Sign Language!