Tuesday April 21st 1-3PM
This is an informative community seminar. Organizations that provide services throughout McKean County will be gathered together for one day to provide information about the services available to you and your friends/family. Please join us for this event to learn about opportunities available to better assist you with every day life. We look forward to having you here! Light refreshments will be served.

Organizations in Attendance: 

McKean County Assistance Office, McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Beacon Light Behavioral Health, YWCA, YMCA, Destinations Bradford, Futures Rehabilitation Center, Dickinson Mental Health, Steps Drop-In Center, Healthy Beginnings, United Way, and many more!

Help Wanted! 

The Bradford Area Public Library is looking for summer help. We are seeking a front desk assistant to work between 15 and 25 hours a week, beginning the first week of May and ending late August. Job duties include checking patrons in and out, accepting donations, fines, and fees, recording memorials and tributes, helping patrons with technology questions, assisting customers with locating materials, shelving, withdrawing materials from the collection, and scheduling meeting room use.

Cash register and customer service experience preferred. Must be able to use Microsoft Office, fax machine, Xerox copier, and have enough basic knowledge of current technology (email, e-readers, etc.) to assist patrons.

Some Saturday and evening shifts required.

Please stop by the front desk of the library before April 25 to fill out a job application. If you have any questions, please email

Science Discovery Club 

April's investigation will be Owl Pellets. Owls are great hunters. They eat rodents more than anything else. Dissecting a pellet will tell us what the owl had for dinner. Everyone can have their own pellet to dissect along with a bone chart to help identify what you find.

       Saturday, April 18th from 1:00-2:00 PM 

We meet in room B and welcome anyone in grades 2-5

      See you there!




Tickets are now on sale at the library for the 7th annual Derby Gala Event. The Gala is on May 2, 2015 and tickets are $50 per person. This year, the Gala will be held at the Bradford Club with renowned guest band Earthquakers.

We hope you can make help contribute to the library's endowment fund. To make a donation, please visit the donation section on our page, or We appreciate all of the continuous support from the community!


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Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7
Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10 - 5

Bradford Area
Public Library

67 West Washington St
Bradford PA 16701-1234
Phone: 814-362-6527

Mission: To provide the resources to inform, educate and enrich our community in a way that demonstrates:
  • Literacy
  • Equal access and diversity
  • Life-long learning
  • Fiscal responsibility and integrity
  • BAPL's rich heritage

Vision: To be a recognized premier library in service to our community.