Book Clubs

Three of the many active Bradford Book discussion groups meet regularly at the Library. The Friends of the Library and the No Rules Book Club are open to the public and welcome new members.

The Library makes an effort to have at least 2 copies of each title selected by the these two adult public book clubs.


Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Carnegie Room of the library.

Wednesday January 14, 2015 6:30pm:

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Wednesday February 11, 2015 6:30pm:

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson


Meets on selected Saturdays in the Carnegie Room of the library.

Saturday January 17, 2015 10:30am:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Discussion to be led by Carol Newman

Saturday February 21, 2015 10:30am:

Mr.Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Discussion to be led by John Shinaberger

For April 2015:   

The Gold Finch by Donna Tartt

Discussion to be led by Robin Cauvel and friends

**Members are challenged to read the 700+ pages during the long, dark days of our McKean County winter to be ready for the discussion being held in April 2015**

Contact Pat Shinaberger for more information.


Members meet once a month to get their NEW book (that they can keep!). They discuss the previous book and munch on pizza! All for FREE!!

Tuesday January 20, 2015 5pm-6pm:

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Call the library (362-6527) to reserve your space in the club! Participation is limited!

Vol 1 Fall 2014

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.