Sprouting Readers is the library’s free weekly storytime for children ages 3-8 and their families. Every Monday at 6:30 PM from January 28th through April 1st, families can enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with our guest readers. No sign-ups needed, new families always welcome.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for announcements about our guest readers: people from the community you know and love!


Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months-3 years. Families can join us every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM from January 17th through May 30th for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! New families are always welcome.






The Altoona Bob Evans (317 W. Plank Rd. Altoona, PA 16601) is holding a community fundraiser to benefit the Bellwood-Antis Public Library from 6 AM-9 PM daily from Monday, January 21st through Friday, January 25th. Present a flyer at checkout (flyers available at the library checkout desk or print out from home by clicking here) and Bob Evans will donate %15 of your check to the library.



Bring your friends & family to our 6th Annual Sips & Snacks in the Stacks Wine Tasting on Saturday, January 26th from 7-10 PM. Enjoy samples from local wineries and winemakers and appetizers while listening to the music of Raining Blue and Music Man. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the library. All proceeds benefit the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.



Kids ages 5-15 can reach for the sky at our first Lego Challenge Night on Tuesday, January 29th at 6 PM. This month, it’s a tower building challenge! Lego Challenge Nights are free, and no sign-ups are required, but we ask that caregivers stay in the building while their children build.



To celebrate the release of Lego Movie 2: the Second Part, our February Lego Club on Saturday, February 2nd from noon-2 PM is going HOLLYWOOD! Kids are challenged to build a tribute to their favorite movie or TV show in Lego form! Lego Club is for kids ages 5-15. The program is free, but we ask that parents stay in the building while their children construct.



The Run for Reading 5K Road Race is on Saturday, February 9th. Runner registration begins at 7:30 with the race scheduled to start at 8:30 AM. The course begins and ends at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. Register at the Northern Blair County Recreation Center or the library. Pre-register by January 25, 2019 for a $5 discount on registration fees and guaranteed t-shirt. Registration after January 25th is $30. For more information, call 742-9500 or visit

All proceeds from the race benefit the Northern Blair County Recreation Center and the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. The race is followed by the Family Health & Safety Fair in the library.


The Family Health & Safety Fair is on Saturday, February 9th from 10 AM-1 PM, Learn about your health and community resources with free health screenings, information, and children’s activities. Watch our website for a complete listing of participants and screenings that will be available at the fair.



The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library will hold a refreshment sale during the library’s Family Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, February 9th from 10 AM-1 PM. Enjoy delicious homemade soup sold by the bowl, hot dogs, and baked goods. All proceeds benefit the library.




Knitters, crocheters, weavers, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, February 11th from 6-8 PM. At the February Fiber Arts Group meet, Abby Creek will present a tutorial on knitting and felting. Learn how to felt your knitted items for a unique look and texture. Bring your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!



Come to the library to join John Frederick in unveiling his newly-released book Winding Roads: A Bicyclist’s Journey Through Life and America on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:30-8 PM. After a 30-minute book presentation, John will be available to sell and sign copies of his book! The snow date is February 14. Learn more at



Not quiet? Not able to sit still? Not a problem! The library will present a free Sensory Story Time especially for children ages 2 and up with Autism, special needs, and sensory concerns on Wednesday, February 20th at 6 PM. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central PA Autism Society for attending.




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.