Events

 


 

The Coretta Scott King Award is annually given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. In recognition of Black History Month, this month’s scavenger hunt in the children’s room is for books that have won this prestigious award. All of the books we’ve chosen are books available at the library, but to learn more about the Coretta Scott King Award winners since 1969, visit https://www.ala.org/rt/cskbart/about

We’re distributing FREE Earth Day trees courtesy of Neighborhood Forest. Trees will arrive at the library around Earth Day in April. Order your trees at http://tinyurl.com/ycxh5srn

Other Earth Day events are on the horizon: watch our Facebook page for details. 

Sprouting Readers Storytime begins on Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM and continues every Monday (excepting President’s Day on February 19th) through April 1st. This storytime is geared toward kids 5 and up: younger children are welcome, but will need help from an adult to complete craft activities.

Toddler Tuesday is a toddler sized storytime followed by an informal playgroup in our children’s room. This storytime full of singing, dancing, and fun is for children ages 18 months-3 years. Our next session of Toddler Tuesday begins January 23rd at 6:30 PM and continues every Tuesday through April 30th. New families are always welcome! 

The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library meet on Thursday, February 22nd at 2 PM. Friends of the Library help the library with fundraisers, programs, and day to day operations at the library. New members are always welcome!

Janet Lantz presents a painting class for adults and children over 12 on Tuesday, February 13th at 6 PM. Create a beautiful painting of a Valentine hummingbird!

There is a $30 materials fee for this workshop–everything you need will be provided. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the library.

Registration is required for this event. To register, message us on Facebook, sign up at the checkout desk, or call us at 814-742-8234.

We’re goin’ up in the Club…THE LEGO CLUB! Club Lego is two hours of Lego freestyling for kids ages 5 and up. Use the library’s collection of Lego bricks to build something creative and amazing, and get to know your fellow Legorinos.
Club Lego is free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that an adult stay in the library while children build. December Club Lego sessions are on Tuesday, February 1st and 15th from 6-8 PM on both dates.

 By popular demand, we are presenting a special bedtime friendly afternoon edition of Toddler Time on Wednesday, February 21st at 2:30 PM. Families with children ages 18 months-3 years are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fun followed by an informal playgroup in the library’s children’s room. No sign-ups needed! 


The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library meet on Thursday, February 22nd at 2 PM. Friends of the Library help the library with fundraisers, programs, and day to day operations at the library. New members are always welcome!

Cartoon Club, our graphic novel book club/drawing club for kids ages 8-12 is on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM. Enjoy discussing your favorite graphic novels and freeform doodling at the library. Cartoon Club is made possible with support from the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation

Teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and anyone else who wants to read to children or help children read: we are happy to put together themed collections of books you can take home or use in the classroom! Your wish list of books can be as general as “I need books on snowflakes” or you can request specific titles by using our online catalog at https://bellwood-antis.sparkpa.org/. Give us 2-4 weeks in advance, and we can also order your books from libraries in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Lackawanna Counties. To get started, talk to a librarian, or e-mail your requests to bellwoodantispubliclibrary@gmail.com.

The library’s ongoing costume jewelry sale is your one stop shop for affordable bling! We have vintage pieces, signed pieces, and as-is odds and ends ideal for crafters. All jewelry is for sale for a freewill donation. Shop anytime the library is open: 1-8 PM Monday-Thursday and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM. Donations of used and new costume jewelry for this ongoing fundraiser are appreciated. Drop off donations anytime the library is open.


The library is home to a number of community organizations with meetings and programs that are open to the public. Visit our community meetings page for information on these programs.