Deep Dive into a Good Book with BPL's Summer Reading Program

May 24, 2022


As the 2021-'22 school year winds down, Billings Public Library is ready to keep readers of all ages engaged with its 2022 summer reading program. Take a deep dive into a good book with this year's theme, Oceans of Possibilities, which will include in-person and online events that explore nautical topics. 

Pre-readers and readers alike (of all ages) are encouraged to sign-up at  or by downloading the ReadSquared app from your phone's app store. All programs begin registration and logging on June 6th. 

Participants can log reading and participate in exciting online missions to earn program points.  Adults and teens who write book reviews or complete a program-long BINGO card are eligible for additional prize drawings. Attending BPL's Summer Reading programs will unlock secret codes that will boost the points you can earn every week. Earned points may be used to buy raffle tickets for grand prizes. 

Scheduled children’s programs include a weekly adventure program for ages 0-6, along with a weekly STEM-based program for older children, all presented by local community partners.  New York based artist Michael Albert will visit Billings - for his only Montana stop on his national tour - to lead a pop-art workshop. 

Teen programs will include lots of hands-on activities, an Outdoor Book discussion at Pioneer Park, the return of BPL's Coding Club, and many other fun missions that will earn participants points.

Planned adult programs include a Saturday movie matinee series, a book discussion of Lisa See’s Island of Sea Women, a geology program titled Underwater Montana, and a talk by Marcus Rediker, renowned historian and author of Outlaws of the Atlantic and The Slave Ship. 

For more information on programs and prizes in all age groups, please visit It’s going to be a great program and we hope you join us for a summer of cerulean-hued high adventure in the Oceans of the Possibilities! 

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