Events

 


 

Our June scavenger hunt is up in the children’s room: search, find, learn, and win prizes all month long with this fusion of American history and good ole library fun!

What is Summer Quest? It’s the Fun Summer Library Program for kids formerly known as Summer Reading Program! but it’s not just about books anymore. Summer Quests are designed to keep your kids reading, moving, and learning all summer long and earning prizes at the same time! Sign your kids up starting on June 10th. Summer Quest continues through August 10th.

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join us for an evening of Lego freestyling on Thursday, June 6th and 20th from 6-8 PM on both dates. No signs up are needed, but we ask that a grown-up stay in the library while children build.

Summer Family Fun Nights begin Monday, June 10th 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 11th through July 30th. New families are always welcome!

The Bellwood-Antis Community Trust meets at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Thursday,  June 13th, 2024. 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! 
 

Families are invited to join local author Matthew Stich for a reading of his book THE LICKIEST DOG at our Family Fun Night on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 PM. Licky dog crafts to follow the storytime!

Family Fun Nights are optimized for kids ages 5 and up. Younger children are welcome, but will need help from an adult or older sibling to complete craft activities.

Come meet the most famous turtles in Blair County while learning more about Pennsylvania’s favorite reptile at this special Family Fun Night presented by the Blair County Conservation District on Monday, June 24th at 6:30 PM.

The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library meet on Thursday, June 27th 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!

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join us for an evening of Lego freestyling on Wednesday, July 10th and Thursday, July 18th from 6-8 PM on both dates. No signs up are needed, but we ask that a grown-up stay in the library while children build.

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 https://bellwood-antis.sparkpa.org/. 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 bellwoodantispubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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.