There’s a new Scavenger Hunt in our children’s room celebrating the theme of our upcoming Summerquest (FKA Summer Reading Program)! LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

The Bellwood-Antis Community Trust meets at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Thursday,  May 9th at 6:30 PM. BACT is all about making the Bellwood-Antis Community an all around better place to live, work, and play. Current projects include a monthly Farmer’s Market and bringing the much loved, much missed Talent Show back to the Bellwood-Antis Community Picnic. New members are always welcome! 

The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library hold a fundraiser at the Altoona Valley Dairy Restaurant (2724 Plank Rd) on Thursday, May 16th. Pick up a flyer at the library, and when you present it while dining at the Valley Dairy Restaurant anytime between 10 AM and 6 PM on April 11th, 20% of your bill will be donated back to the library.

This fundraiser is only at the Altoona Valley Dairy Restaurant, and you must have a flyer for the library to receive the donation. Flyers are available at the checkout desk.

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. Our May Club Lego events are on Thursday, May 16th and 30th from 6-8 PM on both dates.

The History of Tipton & Its Suburbs, Part one: Fouss Mills, Charlottesville, Mt. Zion, Glen Emery, & other locations.
This Bellwood-Antis Historical Society presentation is open to the public and starts at 7:00 PM on Monday, May 20 in the Sheetz Room of the Library.

The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library meet on Thursday, May 23rd 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!

Summer Family Fun Nights begin Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 PM and continue every Monday through July 15th. Join us each week for stories, crafts, and general library fun!

Family Fun Nights are optimized for kids ages 5 and up. Younger children are welcome, but will need help from a grown-up or older child to complete craft activities. Family Fun Night is free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask grown-ups to stay with their child during the program.

Toddler Tuesday is a toddler sized storytime for children ages 18 months-3 years followed by an informal playgroup in our children’s room. The next Toddler Tuesdays run Tuesdays at 6:30 PM June 4th through July 30th. New families are 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 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

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.