We will begin our bathroom renovation project on April 1 and continue through May 31. We are looking forward to providing our patrons with new and updated bathrooms, as well as an additional family restroom. The family bathroom will mean that parents with young children and people with special needs will have a private bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom usage will be extremely limited during the renovations. Therefore, we ask that patrons plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the dust or noise.



Spring Book Sale

Friday, April 26, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm


Looking for a great book to read this summer? What about a puzzle or movie for a rainy day?

Stop by the Bradford Area Public Library Book Sale to find a bargain and support your library too. Hundreds of gently used books: fiction, non-fiction, biographies, histories, westerns, novels, young adult, and children's books.

All proceeds support the library throughout the year.



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.



New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (April 7, 2019)

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



Cemetery Road by Greg Iles (3 weeks on the list)

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 (8 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.


Silent Night by Danielle Steel (3 weeks on the list)

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


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins (three weeks on the list)

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 (19 weeks on the list)

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


Run Away by Harlan Coben (New this week)

A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.


Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler (New this week)

The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.


The First Lady by James Patterson ( 2 weeks on the list)

Sally Grissom investigates the disappearance of President Harrison Tucker's wife.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (7 weeks on the list)

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


Wolf Pack by C.J. Box (2 weeks on the list)

The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (30 weeks on the list)

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


The Fallen by David Baldacci ( 12 weeks on the list)

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (28 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 (3 weeks on the list)

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


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (28 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 (19 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 (4 weeks on the list)

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


Educated by Tara Westover (57 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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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.