Community Readers

A Community of Readers as Big as the High Plains

If you were a Community Reader in 2021, you are invited to attend this year’s Awards Banquet on September 25, 2021. Tickets are $45 each. Purchase tickets here.

The initial reading of nominated titles is completed with the assistance of our community readers, who provide the initial evaluation of the books. Readers are asked to read several books in a six-week period, and to provide their feedback about their reading experience.

If you are interested in becoming a community reader, please let us know. Due to the time constraints of this process, readers must reside in the Billings, MT area.

Community Readers will read and rate 3-5 books in a 6-week period during Spring 2022. To participate, please complete the form below.

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Your Full Name (required)
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I have been a High Plains Book Awards reader before (required)
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    The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains, including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


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