One Book Bradford

One Book Bradford is a collaborative and enthusiastic venture among book lovers from all walks of life in our community under the auspices of the Bradford Area Public Library.  Our mission is to choose a book each year for a community-wide read, which will capture the interest and imagination of a wide spectrum of readers and potential readers in our community.  We aspire to strengthen community bonds through the shared experience of reading one book and enjoying planned activities together.  

By showcasing a book and offering programs which culminate in an author visit or a comparable literary experience, we present a unique opportunity for our audience to develop a better understanding of the process of creating a published work. We hope readers find inspiration and insight while exploring the themes presented in the chosen book while actively participating in One Book Bradford programs.

 Past picks:   

2014 Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

2013 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

2012 Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

2011 Still Life by Louise Penny

2010 Becky - The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher by Lenore Hart

2009 The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin

2008 City of Light by Lauren Belfer 


Pat Shinaberger 

Commitee Charperson -

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.