Summer Reading


June 22nd - 11am-2pmSummer Reading Block Party

Our block party is going to be out of this world! The StarLab from the Museum of the Rockies will be here! There will be balloons from Billings Best Balloons and face painting by Terri Porta. The Wise Wonders Children's Museum, SCA, Barony of Bronzehlem and local community organizations such as 4H and HRDC will also be here!

Some of the activities that we will be having include photos with the green screen, space and sci-fi themed costume contest, rock painting, build your own alien landscape, tie dye, Lego Robotics and more!

If you get hungry from all the fun local food trucks Snowie Mt. and Smoky Bones BBQ will be on site!

The Friends of Billings Public Library will also be having a pop-up book sale!

Summer Reading Program runs through July 20 at 10 p.m.

Summer Reading is designed to encourage the entertaining pastime of reading while adding fun activities and challenges to your days. This summer, the theme is "A Universe of Stories!" and we have 4 programs, each appropriate for a particular age group. Earn points for participating and get badges and prizes as you go. When we wrap up the program,"spend" your points until July 26 at 10 pm on prize raffles that take place on July 27 and July 29.


  • Register starting May 4th. Register each person with his/her own user name. If you participated last summer, use that same login.
  • Participate and log activity to earn points:
    1. Pre-Readers, Kids and Teens: May 4 - July 20
    2. Adults: June 3 - July 20
  • Block Party for all ages - June 22
  • The Eagle Has Landed! 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration - July 20
  • Spend your points: Anytime throughout the program until July 26 at 10 pm.
  • Prize drawing:
    1. Pre-K, Kids and Teens – July 29
    2. Adults - July 27
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Check out the Library's YouTube Channel - helpful and interesting videos of all sorts.

See many other programs and activities on our web pages, at Events for Adults, or 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.