Sprouting Readers is our free weekly story hour for children ages 3-8. Families can join our volunteer readers every Monday from 6:30-7:30 PM for stories, crafts, songs, games, and fun. It all starts on Monday, January 22nd, and continues every Monday through March 26th.

Stay tuned for our schedule of guest readers: people from the Bellwood-Antis community you know and love!



Baby Sprouts, our toddler time for children ages 18 months-3 years, runs Thursdays at 10:30 AM from January 25th through March 29th. Families can enjoy a special toddler-sized version of our popular Sprouting Readers storytime followed by an informal playgroup in the children’s room.




No registration is required for either of our weekly children’s programs: new families are always welcome.



Sips and Snacks in the Stacks, the library’s annual wine-tasting fundraiser, is happening on Saturday, January 27th from 7-10 PM. Enjoy selections from local wineries, gourmet appetizers, and live music from Raining Blue and the Music Man. Tickets are now on sale for $20 a person. Purchase tickets at the library during our regular hours.



Have you ever thought about keeping a journal, but weren’t sure how to get started? This free workshop on Tuesday, January 30th at 7 PM will help you explore your options and start you writing, or even drawing. This workshop is for adults and teenagers 15 and up.

All you need to bring are a notebook and something to write with–that’s it!

To register, message us on Facebook, call 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk.

At our February Lego Club on Saturday, February 3rd from noon-2 PM, kids ages 5-15 can enjoy our totally free-form Month Without a Theme. By popular demand of our club members, you can build whatever you want!

Caregivers can sign their children up for Lego Club at the checkout desk, calling 742-8234,  or by messaging us on Facebook. Caregivers are not required to stay with their children during the program, but we do ask that they remain in the building.


The library is presenting a introduction to Zentangle workshop on Tuesday, February 13th at 7 PM with Certified Zentangle Teacher Shelley Williams. Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation using structured patterns: learn more at

This workshop is for adults and teenagers 15 and up. There is a $10 fee for the workshop that includes all the art supplies you will need to start zentangling.

Register by messaging us on Facebook, signing up at the checkout desk, or calling 742-8234.


The Run for Reading 5K will begin at the library on Saturday, February 17th at 8:30 AM. For registration information,call (814) 742-9500 or visit

The race is immediately followed by the Family Health & Safety Fair and the Friends of the Library’s homemade soup and bake sale.


The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, Tyrone Regional Health Network, and Northern Blair County Rec Center will be presenting their 12th annual Family Health & Safety Fair at the library on Saturday, February 17th from 10 AM-1 PM. Learn about your health and community resources with free health screenings, information, and children’s activities. The Friends of the Bellwood-Antis Public Library will also be selling soup and baked goods. Watch this space for more details!


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.