Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Bradford Area Public Library or from library board members starting Monday, September 3. There will only be 125 tickets available for this exclusive event, so be sure to get your tickets early.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $30.00.


Join us for our second annual Taste of Bradford fundraiser on Thursday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Bradford Masonic Center at 625 South Avenue.  It promises to be an evening of great food from local vendors, silent auction items to bid, and music by Alex Cole.

The library is still accepting donations for the silent auction including services, items, gift baskets, and gift certificates. Several local businesses and organizations have offered to sponsor this event, including the Bradford Area Masonic Center, American Refining Group, Bradford Family Medicine, and Northwest Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and the library is currently offering advertising space in the event program as well.

All proceeds from Taste of Bradford will benefit the library and supplement our Annual Giving Campaign, which runs through the end of the year.


New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (September 15, 2019)

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



The Inn by James Patterson (4 weeks on the list)

A former Boston Police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.


One Good Deed by David Baldacci (6 weeks on the list)

A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (52 weeks on the list)

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


Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (15 weeks on the list)

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.


The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (166 weeks on the list)

An insightful Lab-terrier mix helps his owner, a stuggling race car driver.


The Reckoning by John Grishman (28 weeks on the list)

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


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (51 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 (42 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.


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (168 weeks on the list)

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient's memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.



The Pioneers by David McCullough (17 weeks on the list)

The Pulizer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.


Educated by Tara Westover (80 weeks on the list)

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


The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk (45 weeks on the list)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.


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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.