REGULAR EVENTS 

 

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 September 13th to November 15th for stories, songs, dancing, and fun! New families always welcome!

 

 

 

Sprouting Readers is the library’s weekly storytime for families with children ages 4-8. Every Monday at 6:30 PM from October 1st to November 12th, join us for stories, activities, crafts, and lots of fun! No sign-ups needed, new families always welcome!

Stay tuned for a list of our guest readers!

 

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

SPECIAL EVENTS 

 

Nature Rocks! is the Bellwood-Antis Public Library’s first-ever outdoor story time. Starting on August 8th and continuing through August 22nd, every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, families can join us at the Northern Blair County Recreation Center’s Nature Trail for a story followed by fun activities that will teach kids about local wildlife and plants!

This program is for children ages 5 and up, but we realize that younger siblings may need to come along. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of rain, the program will be held inside the Northern Blair County Recreation Center.

WARNING: This program is outside–dress to get messy, and you might want to wear bug spray. We will have sit-upons available, but you are welcome to bring your own seating (lawn chairs, stools, blankets, towels, yoga mats, etc).

Nature Rocks! was made possible by the GFWC Women’s Club of Hollidaysburg.

 

The Chapters & Chatter Book Club is moving to Tuesday evenings: the next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4th at 7 PM. This month, the club will be discussing the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Need a copy of the book? Ask at the checkout desk!

Chapters & Chatter is a parent-friendly book club: the club meets in the library’s children’s room, and kids can have a playgroup while the adults discuss the book. This book club is open to everyone, but since it’s being held in the children’s room, please be aware that some background noise is going to happen.

 

At our September Lego Club on Saturday, September 8th from noon-2 PM, we challenge kids to use Legos to build something inspired by a fairy tale, folk tale, or legend. Recreate your favorite story, or make up a new story!

Lego Club is for kids ages 5-15. To sign your kids up, message us on Facebook, call us at 742-8234, or sign up at the checkout desk. Lego Club is free, but we ask that caregivers stay in the library while their children build.

 

Knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists are invited to the next Fiber Arts group meetup on Monday, September 17th from 6-8 PM. Bring your own materials and get to know your fellow fiber artists. All levels of ability and all styles of fiber art welcome!

At this session, there will be a presentation on reclaiming yarn from old clothes and blankets. Learn how to turn thrift store discards into beautiful new creations at bargain prices!

 

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 Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 PM. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Each child will receive a free book from the Central PA Autism Society for attending. Space is limited in this program: to register, e-mail jfcameron@blwd.k12.pa.us , message us on Facebook, or call 742-8234.

 

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.