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2024 Reading Rocks Summer Reading Program Kicks Off in June

April 24, 2024

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools Media Release

One of summer's most beloved staples is gearing up for its 2024 kickoff in June (with an exciting new addition)! The Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools invites kids to the parks this summer for fun reading activities Mondays-Thursdays, June 12-July 25 at 12:15-1pm. The Reading Rocks program is offered in tandem with School District 2's free lunch program. 


  • June 12-July 25, 2024 @ 12:15-1pm
  • MONDAYS | North Park & Castle Rock Park
  • TUESDAYS | Central Park & Pioneer Park
  • WEDNESDAYS | Orchard Elementary and Hawthorne Park
  • THURSDAYS | Veterans Park & Pioneer Park
middle School Book Club @ Billings Public Library
  • TUESDAYS, 3-4PM |  Ages 11-14. Reading Rocks is partnering up with the Billings Public Library to host a book club especially for middle schoolers. We'll talk about books that tweens love, make colorful art journals, eat snacks, and leave with a new book to read with each visit. From graphic novels to fantasy series, we'll share our fandoms and love of books! Free and all materials provided. 
  • THURSDAY EVENINGS | South Park 5:15-6pm                   

Every day is a new adventure at Reading Rocks! Expect fun reading activities, guest storytellers, and free books! Yep, you read that right, kiddos will take home a free book every day. 

Come grab lunch (all children ages 18 and under eat free) and read a book. Reading during the summer is critical to your child’s success in school! 

  • Volunteer as a storyteller that reads a short book. The storyteller may also offer an activity for the children that relates to your organization in a fun and interesting way.
  • Volunteer to talk about topics of interest (e.g. a fireman talks about fire safety, a bicyclist discusses rules of the road and bicycle parts, an artist describes how he/she makes a sculpture, etc.).
  • Volunteer to assist in distributing books at Reading Rocks locations and times.
  • Donate recent (less than 5 years old), gently used or new books to be distributed throughout the program. Interested people may drop books off at the Lincoln Center front desk.

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