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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Billings Public Library Celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Billings Public Library is excited to announce that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a nationwide initiative to spotlight the benefits that library cards bring directly to community members. In celebration, we're rolling out special incentives exclusively for new cardholders and showcasing exciting new additions to our digital portfolio, including complimentary access to The New York Times and the multimedia platform Hoopla!

Start Your Library Journey with a Fully-Loaded Tote Bag

Each new library cardholder will receive a free, exclusive Billings Public Library tote bag. But it’s not just any bag—it's filled with vital library information, schedules for upcoming events, and helpful tips to kickstart your journey into the world of knowledge, culture, and entertainment.

Win a Kindle Fire and More

In addition to receiving a free tote bag, new cardholders will automatically be entered to win one of five Kindle Fires. Snap a photo with our giant library card and tag us on social media for a chance to win an additional prize!

Unlock a Universe of Resources

A library card offers much more than entry to a building brimming with books; it opens doors to a universe of knowledge, culture, and invaluable resources. With a Billings Public Library card, you gain free access to:

- Over 200,000 books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more

- A vast digital library featuring over one million e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, and comics

- Online courses, streaming video and music

- Book Club Kits

- Nintendo Switch consoles and games

- High-speed Wi-Fi, computer use, and internet hotspots you can take home

- Digital preservation equipment in the Memory Lab

- Programs and events for all ages

- 24/7 pickup at one of our convenient Library Express Lockers near you

- and so much more!

What’s New?

Digital New York Times

The library now offers free access to the digital version of The New York Times, allowing you to keep up-to-date with world events, explore thought-provoking op-eds, or delve into recipes and entertainment. The resource is made possible thanks to the Billings Public Library Foundation.

Hoopla Digital

We're thrilled to announce the addition of Hoopla to our already exciting array of digital services, enriching our offerings even further. Thanks to support from the Billings Public Library Foundation, you can now stream movies, television shows, music albums and borrow e-books, audiobooks, and comics—all directly to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is your library card!

How to Sign Up

It’s free and easy to get a library card. Stop by at 510 N 28th St. or sign up online at Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month with Billings Public Library and unlock a world of endless possibilities!

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