The library has started a capital campaign to raise money for a desperately needed new roof. Our goal for this capital campaign is $90,000, and If 300 people, families, community organizations, churches, and local businesses donate $300 each, we will reach that goal! Interested in being one of our 300? Contact a board member or talk to a librarian.
This summer, the library is helping the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society collect much needed pet and cleaning supplies while answering one of the oldest debates on Earth: who is the best pet? Cast your vote by placing your donation in the Vote for Cats box or the Vote for Dogs box. At the end of summer, we’ll count the donations in both categories and see who wins (although the real winners will be the adoptable pets you’ll be helping with your donation!). Drop off donations any time the library is open: Monday-Thursday from 1-8 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM.
CLUB LEGO IS BACK, and we’re kicking it off with an evening of Lego freestyling on Monday, June 6th from 6-8 PM. Drop in anytime that evening and build with us!
Club Lego is for kids ages 5 and up. All of our Lego programs for children are free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that parents and other caregivers stay in the library while their children build.
Families are invited to join us for an evening of seafaring stories and crafts celebrating the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Learning Program. Family Fun Nights are every Tuesday at 6:30 PM from June 7th-July 12th. Family Fun Nights are free and open to the public.
Summer Sprouts, our summertime session of Baby Sprouts Toddler Time, is every Thursday at 10:30 AM from June 9th through July 14th. Families with children ages 18 months-3 years are invited to join us for this toddler-friendly short and sweet storytime followed by a playgroup in our children’s room. New families always welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library’s vintage costume jewelry sale is your one stop shop for affordable vintage bling! We have signed pieces, as well as 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, and can be dropped off anytime the library is open.
We encourage you to check out our backpack kits for families: packed with books and other goodies such as cameras, binoculars, scavenger hunt cards, and more, these kits will help your family get outside, explore, and learn at local parks and nature trails. There are five backpack kits available with the following themes: train watching, Pennsylvania wildlife, bugs & butterflies, rocks & minerals, and exploring nature. Backpack kits are available at the checkout desk. Check one out today!
These kits were made possible with generous support from the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. For more information about this Community Foundation, visit centralpagives.org.
MackinMaker STEM kits are now available at the library. These fun kits combine books and hands-on STEM activities children can do at home. Kits for grades Pre-K-12 are available at the library checkout desk. CSB2 STEM Ecosystem school and library MackinMaker Kits are made possible by a PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
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.