REGULAR EVENTS 

 

For safety reasons, we’ve canceled regular children’s programs inside the library, but we post  Challenges kids can do from home on our Facebook page, and online storytime videos. Watch storytime videos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BellwoodAntisPublicLibrary/videos/?ref=page_internal.

 

 

 SPECIAL EVENTS & SERVICES
 

 

 

The library’s annual Christmas Bazaar is back! From now until the library’s Christmas break in late December, we’re selling gently used, new, and vintage Christmas and gift items. Stop by anytime the library is open and see what’s new to the bazaar. New items added weekly! Donations to the Bazaar can be dropped off anytime the library is open: Monday-Thursday from 1-8 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM.

 
 
 
 
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 autumn leaves” 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 vintage costume jewelry sale is your one stop shop for affordable vintage bling! We have signed pieces, as well as 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, and can be dropped off anytime the library is open.

 

We encourage you to check out our 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.

 
 

Sips & Sacks in the Stacks has been postponed until 2022. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

 
 
 

Due to ongoing concerns about Coronavirus, the library’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been postponed. Any sold tickets from the 2020 dinner that was cancelled 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.