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.
Swing into Summer Reading with our annual block party on June 22nd from 11am-2pm, which will be out of this world! StarLab from the Museum of the Rockies is coming! Among many other activities there will be food trucks, 4H, the Western Heritage Center, and a book sale by the Friends of the Library. Check our Featured Events page for more details.
The Writer’s Voice and Billings Public Library present Montana-born author Joe Wilkins, winner of 2 High Plains Book Awards. Mr. Wilkins will read from and discuss his stories and poems on Friday June 7th at 5pm in the Community Room.
On July 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of that momentous occasion the Library presents Lynn Powers, NASA Solar System Ambassador, who will discuss the anniversary of the landing and the Apollo missions at 4pm, Tuesday, June 25th.
Join us at 7pm, Wednesday, June 26th ,for an evening of stargazing in the StarLab from the Museum of the Rockies, where we will examine Native American Constellations and the origins and cultural importance of Native American mythological stories.
Gavin Woltjer, Library Director
June is an exciting month for Teens in our TECH Lab; stop by for fun!
STEAM Week runs daily from 1–3pm, Tuesday-Saturday, June 11-15, with 3-D Printing on Tuesday, Fun with Photoshop on Wednesday, Board Games on Thursday, Computer Coding on Friday, and Lego Robots on Saturday.
Also in the TECH Lab in June, teens can create, animate, and 3-D render a movie clip from 1–3pm, Thursday & Friday, June 20 & 21. On Wednesday, June 26, they can learn to Create a Cartoon Character with Adobe Illustrator, and on Friday June 28th come and play in the Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament from 1-6pm.
Our ongoing Teen Book Group will meet on Thursday afternoon, June 20th, from 4-5 pm in Teen Study 2, with snacks and drinks provided. The June discussion will be about Monument 14, a post-apocalyptic thriller by Emmy Laybourne.
Check the Teen page for dtails and for other special programs, and our ongoing weekly fun - Fortnite on Fridays at 3 pm, and D&D on Saturdays at 1 pm - lots of stuff for Teens!
See many other programs and activities on our web pages, at Events for Adults, or our Featured Events, things for children & tweens 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