Summer Sprouts is the summertime version of our Baby Sprouts Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months-3 years and their grown-ups can join us every Thursday at 10:30 AM through August 16th  for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun! New families always welcome.

With summer vacation here, we realize that older siblings may need to tag along, and older children are welcome to participate or just hang out in the children’s room while their little brothers and sisters are enjoying Summer Sprouts.

No registration is required for weekly children’s programs: new families are always welcome.




Classical Music rocks! Next Thursday (July 19th) at 6:30 PM, kids of all ages can meet four members of the Altoona Symphony string section, hear rock classics given a classical spin, and learn how fun it is to play an instrument! This program is free, but children must be accompanied by an adult.



Kids ages 8 and up can learn basic computer programming with the Lego Mindstorms robots at a special three day program from Tuesday, July 24th to Thursday, July 26th from 1:30-3:30 PM each day. Space in these classes is very limited: to sign up your child, e-mail us at, message us on Facebook, call us at 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk.



Not quiet? Not able to sit still? Not a problem! The library will present a free Sensory Story Time especially for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central PA Autism Society for attending. Space is limited in this program: to register, e-mail , message us on Facebook, or call 742-8234.


It’s the dog days of summer, so we thought the August Lego Club on Saturday, August 4th from noon-2 PM would be a good time to pay tribute to dogs in Lego form! Build a Lego portrait of your own dog, or a famous dog like Scooby-Doo.

This Lego Club would be a great time to donate to the library’s ongoing collection for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society!

Lego Club is for kids ages 5-15. To sign your kids up, message us on Facebook, call us at 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk. Lego Club is free, but we ask that caregivers stay in the library while their children build.


At the next meeting of the Chapters & Chatter Book Club on Monday, August 6th at 6:30 PM, the club will discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Need help getting the book? Ask at the checkout desk, and a librarian can help you get a copy via interlibrary loan.

Chapters & Chatter is a parent-friendly book club: the club meets in the library’s children room, and kids can have a playgroup while the adults discuss the book. This book club is open to everyone, but since it’s being held in the children’s room, please be aware that some background noise is going to happen!

To make things extra fun for this new club, we’ll be doing a raffle for a gift basket at the August meeting courtesy of Stamina Business Solutions!


Nature Rocks! is the Bellwood-Antis Public Library’s first-ever outdoor story time. Starting on August 8th and continuing through August 22nd, every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, families can join us at the Northern Blair County Recreation Center’s Nature Trail for a story followed by fun activities that will teach kids about local wildlife and plants!

This program is for children ages 5 and up, but we realize that younger siblings may need to come along. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of rain, the program will be held inside the Northern Blair County Recreation Center.  Nature Rocks! was made possible by the GFWC Women’s Club of Hollidaysburg.




Knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, August 13th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists! All levels of ability are welcome.




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.