Baby Sprouts, our Toddler Time for families with children ages 18 months-3 years, is held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM through May 12th and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM through May 14th. Pick the time that best suits your family’s schedule! New families are always welcome at Baby Sprouts, and no sign-ups are needed. NOTICE: There will be no Baby Sprouts Evening on Tuesday, March 31st due to the Pickles & Prayer storytime with local author Bethany Marshall on that date.
Sprouting Readers is the Bellwood-Antis Public Library’s weekly storytime for families with children ages 3-8. Every Monday at 6:30 PM through April 27th, join our guest readers for stories, activities, crafts, and lots of fun! No sign-ups needed, new families always welcome!
Knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, February 24th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials & project and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!
What we’re gonna do right here is is go back, way back, back into time! At the March Lego Club on Saturday, March 7th from noon-2 PM, kids ages 5-15 will use Lego bricks to create their favorite moments in American or world history. Lego Club is free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask that grown-ups stay in the library while kids build.
Learn how to make beautiful Pysanky Easter Eggs at a free workshop at the library on Thursday, March 12th from 6-8 PM. This workshop is for adults and children ages 12 and up, but children 8-11 years old are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. This class will feature the Lithuanian drop-pull method as an option for designing your egg.
Class size is limited: to sign up for a class, message us on Facebook or call 742-8234. All materials will be provided, including white chicken eggs, but you are welcome to bring your own eggs if there are certain sizes and colors you want to work with. Please come prepared to work with raw eggs, open flame, and hot wax. Avoid loose sleeves that can’t be rolled up, and tie back long hair. This is a free workshop, but donations to help the instructor pay for materials are appreciated.
If you have taken a Pysanky class before, consider attending of the two drop-in Pysanky sessions for experienced Pysanky artists on Thursday, March 19th and 26th from 6:00-8:00. No sign-ups are needed for the Pysanky drop-ins.
Life on a Lego Island is not without problems. At the March Lego Challenge Night, kids ages 5-15 are challenged to build their own Lego Island and then pick an island disaster card with a unique problem to solve. Erupting volcanoes, pirate attacks, TOURISTS! What problem will your island have? The fun begins at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 18th. Lego Challenge Nights are free, and no sign-ups are needed, but we ask parents and other caregivers to stay in the library while children build.
Sensory Saturday Storytime on Saturday, March 21st at noon is for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns. The program is free, and no sign-ups are necessary, but we ask that a grown-up stay with the child during the program. Free book for all children who attend courtesy of the Central PA Autism Society!
Don’t forget to bring or pick up a Sensory Library Punch Card that can earn you prizes for attending Sensory Library events. Get a punch card at a participating library, and get a punch for any Sensory Library event your family attends. Five punches on your card = a surprise worth $10 ! Prizes can be redeemed at any library offering Central PA Autism Society sensory events.
The library is excited to welcome local author Bethany Marshall for a special storytime on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 PM featuring her new book Pickles & Prayer. This storytime is for children of all ages.
Save the date for the library’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 4th from 11 AM-2 PM at Grace Lutheran Church (1114 N Cambria St, Bellwood, PA 16617). Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are on sale now and available at the library checkout desk.
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.