Happenings in Children's

We have a lot of things happening in the Children's area.  Scroll down the page to find information on the program you're interested in, or call us at 657-8256.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

You are your child's first and most important teacher. Learn how you can put them on the road to success one book at a time - Registration begins Oct. 15th

Teddy Bear and Stuffed Friends Sleepover 

Billings Public Library invites parents and children 12 years and younger to a very special Story Time Friday October 25th at 6:00pm. Come dressed in your pajamas and bring your Teddy Bear or your best stuffed friend (one per child). Following Story Time, we will tuck all the stuffed animals in for a sleepover at the library and enjoy a craft and snack in the Community Room. Will the teddy bears and stuffed friends stay in bed? Will they get up to mischief while the library is closed? Hidden camera results will be shared at the Good Bear Day Celebration on Saturday, October 26th at 10:30am in the Community Room. Stuffed Teddy Bears and Stuffed Friends may be picked up beginning at 10:15am before Good Bear Day begins. Come join the fun!

Good Bear Day Celebration

In honor of President Teddy Roosevelt's birthday, Billings Public Library invites all 'teddy bears" to bring their favorite person to celebrate the 32nd annual "Good Bear Day" on October 26th at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  The celebration will include bear stories, a coloring contest complete with prizes and other fun surprises.  Please pick up your entry at the Billings Public Library Children’s Services desk or here beginning October 1st.   Please call 657-8256 or e-mail for more information. See you there!

Make and Take Halloween Craft

Monday, October 21st

Craft Corner

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Get into the Halloween spirit by painting a festive critter!
  • Clean up begins at 4:45 pm
  • No registration required
  • All children under the age of 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

R.E.A.D. to a Dog  

Saturday, November 2nd

Story Tower

11am - Noon

  • Each reader will have the chance to read to one dog
  • All children who are readers are welcome
  • Registration is the day of the program at the Children's desk
  • Space is limited
  • More Information on R.E.A.D.

Story Time with MSU-B's Service Saturday

Saturday, November 16th 

Story Tower and Craft Corner

10:30 am - 11:30 am 

  • As a part of MSUB’s Service Saturday promoting education; student, staff, and faculty volunteers will participate in a special “On the Farm” Story Time. 
  • Stay after story time for a farm-themed sensory bin Discover the Fun activity.
  • All children welcome
  • No registration required

Make and Take Slime Craft 

Monday, November 18th

Craft Corner 

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own slime? 
  • Clean-up begins at 4:45 pm. 
  • No registration is required!  
  • All children under the age of 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult for supervision.

Worldbook Early LearningWorld Book Early World of Learning

Available online now!

Log in and enjoy an interactive learning environment where the youngest explorers have fun while immersed in content and tools that will prepare them for a successful educational journey!


  • Videos
  • Images
  • Stories
  • Games and Activities  

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Vox Books!

Available now in the Children's Area!

Make learning and literacy development more exciting with VOX Books. VOX Books are physical books equipped with an audio player that narrates to children as they follow along. 


  • Hardcover book with full audio recording 
  • Headphone jack for individual learning and a built-in speaker
  • Fully portable– the rechargeable battery allows up to 100 listens per charge and no Wi-Fi or data are required
  • Easy set up– simply push a button to listen and read, from beginning to end