Connect with us

Local News

New Parents’ Room unveiled at MSU Billings Library



Billings, Montana — The new Parents’ Room has officially opened on the university campus, as announced with pride by the Montana State University Billings Library. The area is made so that caregivers can change or feed a baby in a cozy, private setting.

Along with a rocker, changing table, diaper pail, mini-fridge, microwave, and kettle, the room also comes with free wipes and diapers. Students who require more diapers can get them at the Yellowjacket Pantry Extension, which is located on the south side of the library’s second floor. To assist other family-friendly areas on campus, the Parents’ Room was created.

To assist students from all academic fields, the library has a Children/Young Adult Collection in addition to the new Parents’ Room. Conveniently, the collection is right outside the new room.

“Patrons will find puzzles, toys, coloring books, and, of course, lots of books just beyond the room that can be read quietly or checked out to share with others,” notes Interim Library Director Eileen Wright. “Students, staff, faculty, and parents have always been welcome to bring their own children, siblings, or children they care for to utilize our resources. We hope to continue to grow and expand this space,” she adds.

The Academic Support Center and the College of Education on the university campus both provide additional parents’ rooms. While the amenities in each room vary significantly, all three provide support for breastfeeding and guests and members of the MSU Billings community who are traveling with young children.

The rooms can be found in the following locations:
• Academic Support Center, Student Union Building, Room 150
• College of Education Building, Room 237
• MSU Billings Library, Room 216


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *