Summer Hours Start on Saturday, June 9th


Summer Hours

Monday, Wednesday                      10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday     10:00 am to 5:00 pm                

Saturday                                            10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sunday                                               Closed



Thanks to everyone who made our Library Rocks Summer Reading Program such a huge success.

As our Summer Reading Program is ending, we are bringing back popular programs.

Story Seekers

Story Seekers will be offered every Monday starting on July 16th at 11:00 am. Story Seekers program is for families with children ages birth to five. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement.

We will restart the Story Seekers Program by sharing My Cousin Momo by Zachariah O’Hora, My Cousin Momo was selected as the Pennsylvania One Book Bradford: Every Young Child book for 2018.

Momo is coming to visit, and his cousins are SO excited! But even though Momo is a flying squirrel, he won't fly for his cousin’s friends. Plus, his games are weird. He can't even play hide and seek right! But when Momo's cousins give his strange ways a chance, they realize that doing things differently can be fun...almost as much fun as making a new friend. (Amazon)

After Miss Judy shares this book, the Story Seekers will work on a craft related to learning about different cultures.


Art Club

The Art Club returns on Wednesday August 1st at 4:00 and will continue to meet every other Wednesday. The Art Club is for children going into the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrates the work of the artist or form of art. The children will start the new season by learning about artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. They will create masterpieces of their own based on these famous artists.

Spacing is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.



Imagination to Build On: Architecture Group

Imagination to Build On will meet every other Wednesday at 4:00pm starting August 8. This program will run opposite to the Art Club.The program is for children in first through sixth grade. We will be learning about the history and different styles of architecture. They will work on activities designed to teach children about various forms of architecture and how buildings are constructed. They will learn about the foundations and framework of building.

Spacing is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.



New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (August 19, 2018)

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




The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (9 weeks on the list)

President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad.


The Outsider by Stephen King (11 weeks on the list)

A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy's body is found.


The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (21 weeks on the list)

Three Students at a sleazy for-profit law school hope to expose the student-loan banker runs it.


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (10 weeks on the list)

After a stay at a psychiatric hospital, a reporter reluctantly returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls.


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (9 weeks on the list)

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




The Soul of America by Jon Meacham (13 Weeks on the list)

The present political climate in contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.


Calypso by David Sedaris (10 weeks on the list)

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (58 weeks on the list)

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.


Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (59 weeks on the list)

The story of a murder spree in the 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose land contained oil.


Educated by Tara Westover (24 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. 10-2

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.