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.
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 is a collection site for Military Families Ministry’s Stockings for the Troops drive. Acceptable donations are: individually wrapped hard candy, cookies, snacks, food bars, drink mixes, Slim Jims, and ramen noodles. Chapstick, Toothbrushes and travel size toothpaste, hand and foot warmers (small packets), decks of cards & other small card games, and Christmas cards. Donated food items must be prepackaged and cannot be homemade. Donations can be dropped off during regular library hours (Monday-Thursday from noon-5 PM and Saturday from 9 AM-2 PM) until November 25th. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.militaryfamiliiesministry.com/makeadonation.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 has started, and 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. The Bazaar will continue during regular library hours through December.
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.