June 12 & 13 Book Sale – Friends of the Library

The Friends invite one and all to their June Book Sale.
Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13 2015

We will have great deals on excellent quality hardback and paperback books, as well as a wide selection of audio/visual materials. Come stock up on books for your summer reading! We use the funds from our book sales to underwrite programs within the Library and to support programs in the community.

Most recently we were able to make a donation to the Royal Johnson Special Recognition Campaign. Those funds will be used, among other things, to ensure the strength and viability of the Library and add to the Foundation’s endowment.

Also, we have contributed to the Books for Babies program which provides a book to each newborn in the two Billings hospitals. And, we will soon be making our yearly contribution to the Billings Education Foundation to support their summer Reading Rocks program for children.

All this we can do because of YOU, our patrons! The Friends of the Library, a non-profit group of volunteers, are always looking for new members, volunteers and donations!

Fall Book Sale & Annual Meeting – Oct. 9-12, 2014

FriendsBookSale2014Calling all book lovers!

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale and annual membership meeting is this week!  You can download the annual membership letter and renewal form on the right sidebar of our website. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are open to the public.  You can renew or join at the door on Thursday for the Members-Only Preview sale.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale @ Billings Public Library:

Oct 9th – 12th, 2014 – Community Room on the 1st Floor of the Library


Members-Only Preview Sale (Join at the Door!)
Thursday, Oct. 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.*
*Friends of the Library annual meeting starts at 6 p.m., followed by a members-only preview sale at  6:15
You may join at the door: $10/individual or $25/family

Book Sale Open to the Public
Friday, Oct. 10th, 12 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 10 to 4
Sunday, Oct. 12th, 1 to 4


$1.00 for paperbacks and $2.00 for hardcovers, with collectible book priced as marked.

Proceeds from the sale go to support Library programs, collections, and services.  Thank you for supporting your library!

Friends Book Drive – April 26th 10am – 4pm

areyougoingtoreadthemAs easy as it is to become attached to your stacks of books, are you going to read them again? If the answer is no, please consider donating them to the Friends on April 26th from 10 am – 4 pm at the old Underriner building on the corner of 30th & 6th Ave North. The sale of your donations at the Book Nook or our Fall Book Sale will generate funds to support Library programs & several other literacy programs in our community.

If you are physically unable to bring your books down, please call us at 237-6170, and leave us a message so we can put you in contact with our volunteer, Bill. He has generously offered to make home pick-ups on Saturday for our supporters that are unable to make the trip downtown!

Friends Sponsor Neil Gaiman Presentation – Feb. 21, 2014

NeilGaimanPhotoThe Friends of the Library are sponsoring a presentation by English author Neil Gaiman to be held at the Babcock Theater on February 21, 2014, 7:30 -9:30.  The presentation is one of the events being held as part of the Library’s Grand Opening.

Mr. Gaiman’s works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has been honored with many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals.

Tickets are now on sale for $20 at metrapark.com.

Only 700 seats are available and the event is expected to sell out, so buy your tickets today!

New Library Grand Opening – Feb 1st

LIbrary outside 1-14-2014Come Celebrate!

Come celebrate the dedication of the new Library building:  Saturday, February 1st, 1 pm – 4 pm. 

There will be music, programs about the building, celebrity storytellers and refreshments, too!