Join us for a fun-filled morning working with OSMO, a tactile learning experience! Use IPads and the Osmo system (provided) to explore a world of interactive games from making pizzas to tanagrams to dress-up characters!

This program is suitable for children ages 4-12.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished canine in the world, and his boy, Sherman, use a time machine called the Wabac to embark on outrageous adventures. However, when Sherman takes the Wabac without permission to impress his friend Penny (Ariel Winter), he accidentally rips a hole in the universe and causes havoc with world history. It’s up to Mr. Peabody to mount a rescue and prevent the past, present and future from being permanently altered.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

Discover how simple machines make work easier…as you build realistic models and perform hands-on experiments! Build and use a pulley, an inclined plane, a wheel and axle, and more with Lakeshore Learning’s Simple Machines Activity Lab. Adults must stay with their children and work together on the projects.

Recommended for ages 8 & up.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

 

The library is closed.

November is National Novel Writing Month! In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, join us for a 4 week creative writing course designed for kids age 8-12. We will explore different methods for coming up with story ideas, creating colorful characters, building the world of your story, and more! This class is BYOWU (Bring Your Own Writing Utensil) with everything from pencil and paper to laptops and typewriters permitted and encouraged!

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

November is National Novel Writing Month! In the spirit of NaNoWrimo, join us for a 3 week creative writing course designed for teens. We will explore a variety of methods to generate story ideas, create complex characters, build the world of your story, and more! This class is BYOWU (Bring Your Own Writing Utensil) with everything from pencil and paper to laptops and typewriters permitted and encouraged!

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

This year’s Read for the Record book is Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away. We will be partnering with the Family Resource Center for a special reading of the book followed by activities. Each family will receive a copy of the book to take home!

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

Join us for a Spellbound Book Bonanza this October! Sponsored by Beauty, Brains, and Heart & Ms. Pennsylvania USA Ambassador 2020, this fa-BOO-lous HOWLoween event is geared towards kids aged 4-12. There will be games, crafts, and a costume contest with trophy rewards! Each child will take home a treat bag and a free book! Two sessions available, 11-12:30 & 1:30-3:00 PM

 

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.

On Saturday, October 24, the Friends of the Library will present a Grab Bag Book Sale from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Altoona Area Public Library. Each bag will be labeled by theme and the cost is only $5 per bag. Books will be available for children and adults. This event is while supplies last.
Don’t miss this new spin on your old favorite. Stop by the Grab Bag Book Sale and help support the library.

If you love dinosaurs, this is the place for you! Join us for an exciting morning of making fossils, digging for dinosaurs, and other awesome arts and activities!

This free program is for children ages 8 & under.

Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no sharing of materials, or will be bagged to be taken home and completed. Due to the current capacity limitations, pre-registration is required. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Please call the library at 946-0417 ext. 123 to register.