Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

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

April is National Poetry Month and Billings Public Library is holding a poetry contest for all ages through Apr 30th. Check our Adults page for details and forms. The Week of the Young Child is April 8-12 and storybook characters Elephant & Piggie will be visiting for a special story time on Saturday, April 6th, at 10:30 am to usher in the week. Check the Children's page for more information and programs.

Get great deals at the Friends of the Billings Public Library Spring Book Sale April 11-12-13 in the Library Community Room. Everyone is welcome to the sale on Friday, April 12 from 10 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturday, April 13 from 9 am - 4 pm. Join the Friends at the door on Thursday evening starting at 6:30 pm, Apr 11, and get an early in!

Join us Friday nights for free family-oriented programs. Check out the April Friday Night Fun programs:

  • Apr. 5: Library Art Walk with a Charlie Russell watercolor 5-9 pm
  • Apr. 12: Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale thru 4:30pm
  • Apr. 19: Seed Bomb Lab - Celebrate Earth Day! 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Apr. 26: Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! 6:30-8:30 pm

Check out our calendar page or Adult page for details about other special programs for adults in April.  Acclaimed Montana historian Ken Robison will return to Billings for his program Yankees & Rebels on the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers on April 18th, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room: Robison will reveal the thrilling history behind this war-weary wave of migration seeking sanctuary and opportunity on Montana’s wild and scenic frontier. This program is the second in our partnership with the Western Heritage Center.

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

Gavin Woltjer, Director

Our ongoing Teen Book Group will meet again in April - the group meets monthly on a Thursday afternoon from 4-5 pm in Teen Study 2, with snacks and drinks provided. April's discussion will be about Trapped by Michael Northrop, a fast-paced thriller. Check the Teen page for other special programs, and our ongoing weekly fun - Python Coding with Brody on Tuesdays at 4 pm, computer Science Thursdays at 3 pm, Fortnite on Fridays at 3 pm, and D&D on Saturdays at 1 pm - lots of stuff for Teens!

There are many other fun events for Children and Tweens in April available on the Children's page.

See many other programs and activities on our web pages, at Events for Adults, or our Featured Events, things for children to do on our Children's page, or just keep an eye on our events calendar. The library's web pages hold a wealth of information and activities for all ages.

Many resources are available online with your library card. Explore our digital magazines with RBDigital; learn a foreign language with Mango Languages or a new skill with Universal Class, download free songs at Freegal Music, and have fun with our other databases and downloads.

I 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.  The Café is open Mon-Fri from 10 am-4 pm.

The Billings Public Library has designated 2019 as the "Year of Multicultural 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.

The 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