Derby Fundraiser


Thank You 2013 Derby Sponsors & Patrons!


The annual Derby Gala, was established in 2009 and contributes to the BAPL Endowment (restricted trust) Fund.  The Derby raises funds and makes the library more visible to the community with three separate (Triple Crown) events, each with a distinct audience and purpose:

The Chapeau Tea


A Sunday afternoon tea designed as a public awareness event is held in the Spring.

2014 Chapeau Tea - Sunday, March 2nd 1:30-3:30pm @ the library

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Children ages 5 and above, available at the library


The Kid's Derby

A Saturday afternoon event with fun, festive and free children's activities is held in April.

2014 Kid's Derby- Saturday, April 12th 1-3pm @ the library

Free to attend! Horse rides, face painting, clowns, crafts & more!


The Derby Gala

The major fundraising event with a dinner, auction, hat parade and casino games - corresponding to the actual Triple Crown Event is held in May.

2014 Derby Gala - Saturday, May 3rd - Time to be announced @ The Bradford CLub


Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7
Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 - 5,  & Sat. 10-2 (summer hours in effect)

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.