The library will be closing early at 4:30 PM today, Wednesday, February 20, due to the forecasted inclement weather. Art club and evening storytime will be canceled and rescheduled. Thank you for understanding!




The Bradford Area Public Library will receive bids for the Bathroom Renovation until 4:00p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019 at the C.J. Wallace Engineering, 31 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA 16701.  Sealed bids will be opened and read at the Bradford Area Public Library meeting at 5:00p.m., Monday, February 25, 2019. The project is subject to Prevailing Wage Act and must be completed by May 31, 2019.  Full plans and specifications may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $50.00 or viewed at no cost from C.J. Wallace Engineering, 31 Boylston Street, Bradford, PA.




New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (February 24, 2019)

These best sellers are in our collection in print and audiobook format. Check them out.



Connections in Death by J.D. Robb (New this week)

Eve Dallas scours tattoo parlors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pickering's mysterious death.


The Silent Partner by Alex Michaelides (New this week)

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.


The Lost Man by Jane Harper (New this week)

Nathan and Bulb Bright find their other brother dead at the border of their cattle ranches in the Australian outback.


The Cast by Danielle Steel (3 weeks on the list)

A magazine columnist meets an array of Hollywood professionals when a producer turns a story about her grandmother into a TV series.


The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman (New this week)

Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware investigate the death of a stranger at a wedding reception.


The Reckoning by John Grisham (16 weeks on the list)

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (22 weeks on the list)

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.


Vengeance Road by Christine Feehan (2 weeks on the list)

The second book in the Torpedo Ink series. Complications rev up between Breezy and Steele.


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (25 weeks on the list)

A young woman's well-ordered life is disrupted by the I.T. guy form her office.


An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (11 weeks on the list)

A newlywed couple's relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison.


An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks (5 weeks on the list)

Jessica Farris's life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shields's psychology study.


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (22 weeks on the list)

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.








Becoming by Michelle Obama (13 weeks on the list)

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.



Educated by Tara Westover (51 weeks on the list)

The daughter of survivalists, who kept is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.


The Library Book by Susan Orlean (12 weeks on the list)

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purposes of libraries.


The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer (5 weeks on the list)

The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.


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Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10-5

Sun. Closed

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.