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 weekly Challenges kids can do from home on our Facebook page, and online storytime videos, including a Toddler Tuesday. Watch storytime videos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BellwoodAntisPublicLibrary/videos/?ref=page_internal.

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS & SERVICES

 

The library’s annual Election Day Soup Sale starts at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 3rd and continue until all soup is sold. We’ll have a variety of soups for sale in pints and quarts and baked goods as well. All proceeds benefit the library.
If you are interested in donating soup or baked goods, please have any donations dropped off before 10 AM on November 3rd. Cups for soup can be picked up at the library before the sale.

 

 

The library’s vintage costume jewelry sale is back! We have signed pieces, as-is odds and ends ideal for crafters, and Christmas jewelry as well. All jewelry is for sale for a freewill donation. 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.

 

 

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 six 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.

 

 

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.

 

Our Christmas Bazaar begins in mid-November, but donations of new and gently used Christmas items (decorations, kitchenware, jewelry, gift items–no clothing, please) can be dropped off anytime the library is open: Monday-Thursday from noon-5 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM.

 

 

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.