NOTICE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, the library has cancelled all in-person programs until further notice. Watch the website or our Facebook page for information on rescheduled programs and meetings.

REGULAR EVENTS 

 

For safety reasons, we’ve canceled regular children’s programs, 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.

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & SERVICES

 

 

The library’s vintage costume jewelry sale is back! We have signed pieces, as-is odds and ends ideal for crafters. All jewelry is for sale for a freewill donation. Make an appointment to shop anytime the library is open: noon-5 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, the library has free seeds you can take home and grow. Currently we have basil, cucumber, kale, lettuce, marigolds, onions, spinach, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, tomatoes, and zucchini seeds available. Seeds can be picked up any the time library is open (Monday-Thursday from noon-5 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 are very excited to announce our new 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.

 

 

 

We are offering families customized grab and go book bags with books on children’s favorite characters and subjects. To request a book bag for your family, e-mail a list of your children’s favorite characters, subjects to read about, or series to bellwoodantispubliclibrary@gmail.com. If you would like to request specific titles, visit our online catalog at https://bellwood-antis.sparkpa.org/eg/opac/home.

Free e-books for children are also available on our website. Visit http://bapl.lib.pa.us/index.php/resources/ for access to free e-books collections.

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.