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Our Mission

The mission of the Billings Public Library Foundation is to raise vital funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Billings Public Library.

The Billings Public Library Foundation was established in 1988 by a group of farsighted citizens who understood that a great library would not be possible through public funding alone. The Foundation has worked closely with the Library to ensure that private funds through our endowment, are used to enhance Library resources, programs, and services, not to replace the public's responsibility of funding a strong Library. The work remains the same today as public funding becomes even more limited and needs for our citizens increase.

Through the Foundation's efforts and fundraising, our Library today remains accessible, providing current materials and is adapting to the continual technology changes. Every day, our Library connects an increasing number of people with essential services and valuable information.

The foundation's objectives are to provide, enhance and enrich the programs and services of the Billings Public Library to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Own a piece of history!

brick14 Bricks from the old Parmly Billings Library are available for purchase. Own a piece of history and also support the Foundation.
For more details, email Leslie Modrow, Development Director at leslie@billingslibraryfoundation.org





Annual Distribution

dist2014 Bill Cochran, Director of the Billings Public Library, accepts the annual distribution check from Leslie Modrow, Development Director of the Billings Public Library Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to raise vital funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Billings Public Library. This distribution will be used to enhance programs in the TECH learning lab. The learning lab was created to help teens become more engaged in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. This funding will allow the library to hire a lead mentor who will provide encouragement and structure to the TECH lab. This mentor will organize specialized volunteer mentors who will give the teens hands-on experiences in the STEAM realm.

Please support our new Library!

The new library is open and serving the public. With your support, we will be able to continue to enrich our beautiful building with advanced technology, expanded children's features, and other enhancements.Please consider a gift to the new Billings Public Library.

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