REGULAR EVENTS 

 

For safety reasons, we’ve canceled regular children’s programs inside the library, but we post  Challenges kids can do from home on our Facebook page, and regular online storytime videos. Watch storytime videos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BellwoodAntisPublicLibrary/videos/?ref=page_internal. We’ll be doing outdoor programs for kids at the Bellwood-Antis Community Park throughout the summer. Read on for more details, or visit our Facebook page.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & SERVICES

 

Registration for the Tails & Tales Summer Quest for kids begins on Monday, June 14th. Register your children at the library anytime we’re open (Monday-Thursday from 1-8 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM) or online at https://blaircountylibraries.beanstack.org/.
Summer Quest is formerly known as the Summer Reading Program–in addition to earning prizes for reading during the summer, your child can earn additional prizes by completing activities. Summer Quest encourages kids to read, move, and learn all summer long!

 

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. To see a list of items the Humane Society needs, click here.

The library is proud to be a collection site for the Military Families Ministry USA, Inc. Summer Donation Drive. Non-perishable food, hygiene supplies, and socks are being collected for deployed troops and local homeless veterans. Click here for a complete list of items being collected. Drop off donations any time the library is open! This drive runs through July, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Children’s Aid Society presents TOGETHER, a free 9-week relationship class for couples at the library every Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 PM from July 20th through September 14th. Free meals, childcare, and Sheetz cards will be provided to participants. To register, call Lynda at 814-765-2686 ext. 240. For more information, click here.

 

 

The Bellwood-Antis Public Library holds a used book sale starting Saturday, August 7th from 9 AM-2 PM and continuing during regular library hours Monday, August 9th through Thursday, August 12th (1-8 PM daily). The sale concludes with Bag Day discounts on Saturday, August 14th from 9 AM-2 PM. Two rooms full of gently used books of all kinds.
Due to a lack of storage, the library is unable to take book donations until the sale is over.

 

 

 

 On Saturday, August 7th from 9 AM-2 PM, we’re making our Used Book Sale even sweeter by selling homemade baked goods during the sale. Pick up something tasty to enjoy as you start to read all the books you’ve just bought from us!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

The Seed Library is open for the 2021 growing season! Thanks to a generous grant from the GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club and donations from local gardeners, the library has free seeds you can take home and grow. Available seeds are: basil, cucumber, kale, lettuce, marigolds, sunflowers, onions, spinach, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, tomatoes, zucchini, annual cutflowers, alyssum, columbine, zinnia, gypsophila, nasturtium, and sweet pea. Seeds can be picked up any the time library is open (Monday-Thursday from 1-8 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM). If you want contactless pickup of seeds, e-mail your request to bellwoodantispubliclibrary@gmail.com. Watch our Facebook page for updates on new seed availability.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Sips & Sacks in the Stacks has been postponed until sometime in mid to late 2021. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

 

 

 

Due to ongoing concerns about Coronavirus, the library’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been postponed until 2021. Any sold tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dinner. Please watch our Facebook page and website for information on the new date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.