Throughout the year, we will highlight different portions of our collection to inspire our patrons to check out what we have to offer.

In honor of Dr. Seuss, we will start with our collection for our youngest readers and their families. Our collection is split into three categories. We have picture books for our youngest readers, early readers for children who are starting to read, and chapter books for more experienced readers. If you need some suggestions, Ms. Debbie and Ms. Judy would be happy to help you with your selections.

All items in the library count to our goal. The list includes books, audio books, DVD’s, TV series, children’s books, backpacks, and even ebooks form OverDrive.




In 1987, Congress designated March as Women’s History Month and called upon the president to issue a proclamation for people to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Since 1988, U.S presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme for National History Month. This Year’s theme is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. Please visit the Bradford Area Public Library this month to see our display for National Women’s History Month. The display will include inspirational quotes from prominent women in Bradford as well as a collection of books about the history of the women’s movement and prominent women in history, politics, science and medicine. 



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

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



Cemetery Road by Greg Iles (New this week)

The journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.


The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff (6 weeks on the list)

Grace Healey investigates the fates of 12 women who were sent to occupied Europe to help the resistance during World War II.


The Chef by James Patterson (3 weeks on the list)

Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.


Silent Night by Danielle Steel (New this week)

After tragedy stricks, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.


The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry (New this week)

The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knight.


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins (New this week)

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a '70s rock'n' roll band.


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (17 weeks on the list)

A recluse who dricks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (5 weeks on the list)

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


The Last Romatics by Tara Conklin (new this week)

A family crisis tests the bonds and ideals of a renowned poet and her siblings.


The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (new this week)

The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (26 weeks on the list)

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


The Huntress by Kate Quinn (2 weeks on the list)

A British journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot go after a Nazi war crominal.


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (26 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 (17 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.


Say Nothing by Patrick Radden (2 weeks on the list)

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.


Educated by Tara Westover (55 weeks on the list)

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

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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.