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Children's Special April Programs

Saturday, April 25th - 11:00 - 12:00pm
Master Gardeners - World of Bees

  • Have you ever wondered about bees?
  • All welcome!
  • Join us in the Community Room

Thursday, April 30th - 4:00-5:30pm
Master Gardeners - Spring Bulbs

  • Plant a bulb
  • Decorate a pot
  • 1st-6th graders welcome
  • Registration required
  • Community Room

Friday, May 1st - 3:00-5:00pm
Make and Take - May Day Basket

  • All children welcome
  • No registration
  • Just bring your imagination and desire to create!
  • There will be no "Friday Fun!" on this day

May 2nd - 10:30-11:30am
Read to a Dog

  • Each child who is able to read may read one story or have about 15 minutes with a dog of their choice
  • Registration begins at 10:00am at the Children's Desk on May 2nd (NO registrations will be taken before May 2nd)
  • All dogs and handlers will have a spot in the Story Tower
  • While waiting, enjoy Story Time in the back corner at 11:00am
  • We thankfully recognize the Otto and Yvonne Mansfield Endowment at St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation for providing the funding for this program. We would also like to thank the Billings Public Library Foundation for coordinating the efforts of making this gift possible.
  • "READ to a Dog" is part of R.E.A.D (or) Reading Education Assistance Dogs® which is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Saturday, May 2nd - 11:30-3:00pm
Harry Potter Day

  • Join us all over the library!
  • Montana Zoo will be bringing animals!
  • Make a wand
  • Watch the movies
  • Join the world of Harry Potter for a day
  • All children welcome
Monday, May 4th - Saturday, July 25th
Sign-up for Summer Reading

  • Register online (beginning May 4th, click here to register)
  • Read what you want - within your parental/adult guidelines
  • Record the hours you read in your online log
  • Every hour read and recorded is a chance to win a prize
  • Programs begin June 8th
  • This is for all ages - even children who are not reading, reading to them counts
Thursday, May 7th - 4:00-5:30pm
"Master Builder" Full STEAM Ahead

  • All 8-12 year olds
  • How tall of a creation can be made with just spaghetti and marshmallows?
  • Come see if you can make it strong enough to hold a book!
  • Registration required
  • Call 406-657-8256

Weekly Programs:

Story Times - Story Tower

  • Monday Evening Story Time at 6:30-7:00pm
  • Tuesday Story Time Tales at 10:30am
  • Wednesday Tales & Tots Story Time at 10:30am
  • Thursday Story Time Tales at 10:30am
  • Saturday Stories at 11:00am

Discover the Fun! - Craft Corner

  • Tuesday at 11:00am in the Craft Corner
  • Wednesday at 11:00am in the Craft Corner
  • Thursday at 11:00am in the Story Tower

Books and Babies - Story Tower

  • Thursday 3:15pm
  • Friday 10:15am

Friday Fun! - Craft Corner

  • Friday 3:00-5:00pm
  • LEGO free play
  • Games out for children to play

Story Tower - Open Hours
Children and families may come relax and enjoy the magical ambiance of the Story Tower

  • Monday - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Tuesday - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Wednesday - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Friday - 3:00-5:00pm

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