Children

childrens closed indefinitely

The Children's Section of the Billings Public Library will be closed indefinitely due to a burst pipe. The section will reopen once repairs are complete. 

Staff have limited access to the Children's collection and some materials will have a longer wait time before they are available for patron use. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Check the website as well as Billings Public Library's social media accounts for updates regarding reopening.

Summer Reading 2022

Oceans of Possibilities

Coming June 6th

Stay tuned for details

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Adventures in Story Time

Stories, songs and craft activity

On vacation until June 14th

Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10 am

Story Tower


Adventures in Story Time introduces young children to books, songs, crafts, and other fun interactive activities designed around a theme.  Each weekly Story Time is a chance to practice reading readiness skills like listening during stories, letter awareness and predicting. Themes for the month of April include: frogs, libraries, bugs and gardens. 

Story time vacation

Books and Babies vacation


Books and Babies

Stories, songs and play

On vacation until June 16th

Thursdays, 3:15-4pm & Saturdays, 10:15-11am

Story Tower


Want to foster a love of reading at an early age and build important early literacy skills for your young child (ages 0-2)? Join us in the Story Tower for stories, rhymes, and finger plays intended for our littlest pre-readers!   

Art Explorers: Art Club For Tweens 

On vacation until June 23rd 

Thursdays at 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Cildren's Craft Corner 


Unleash your inner-artist by exploring fun art concepts. Create new projects every week… Painting, zines, mixed media, still life, portraits—you name it, we’ll do it! Ages 9-12. No pre-registration required. Call (406)657-8256 or email the Children's Desk @ kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov for more information. 

Click here to view a schedule. 

Art Club for Kids vacation

Kids Star Wars Take and Make Kit


Celebrate Star Wars with a Take and Make Kids Craft.  Craft kits will be available at the Children’s Desk beginning May 2nd, while supplies last.  

May 2 Star Wars Make and Take Craft

TIY Kits updated


Try It Yourself (TIY) STEAM Kits

Now available for checkout!

Through generous grants from the Friends of Billings Public Library and the Billings Public Library Foundation, kids and families will have the chance to explore STEAM components in a new way.

  • Children and families can enjoy  hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)
  • 12 kits are available; each kit contains a unique collection of multi-media materials including books, DVDs, games, and models chosen to appeal to a variety of learning styles and ages.

iVox Books that Move!

iVOX is a children’s book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up. Children follow along with the exciting stories while interacting with 3D characters and scenes immersed in the narrative like never before (no 3D glasses needed!).

Download the app, log in with your library card and watch children's books come to life! 

Android app 

Apple app

iVox

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Do you have a child not yet in kindergarten? Sign up today and foster a love of reading at an early age. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are all encouraged to participate. 

One book a day = 1000 books before kindergarten!

 Register Here

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a free texting services that helps parents and caregivers make the most out of their early interactions by suggesting fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, ways to aid a child’s physical development, and much more. In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about free and low-cost events and resources specific to the Billings area, such as health clinics, preschool enrollment periods, and fun events for families.

To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 5 years old can text 406Parents to 274448. They will receive 2 to 5 text messages per week that includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources.

Bright by Text _Library Promo_Updated10.19.2021

Visit our Virtual Story Tower!

Do you miss hanging out in our Story Tower?  Here's your chance to visit it virtually! Click on the images for links to fun games, videos, songs and other learning activities.  Stop by seasonally for new adventures.