Holiday Hours:

Closed early Saturday, December 23- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Closed Christmas, Monday, December 25

Closed Early Saturday, December 30- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Closed New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1



Happy Holidays from the Board of Trustees, library staff,

and volunteers!


As the holiday season begins, we reflect on the many changes, services, and programs that the Bradford Area Public Library was able to offer our community this year, thanks to the generosity of our donors. The library has circulated more than 40,000 items so far in 2017, almost 73,000 people have walked through our doors, and 8,500 people have signed on to use the public computers.

As we approach the end of the year, we are also approaching the end of our 2017 Annual Giving Campaign. We have reached 87% of our $40,000 goal, so please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Bradford Area Public Library before the end of December to help us meet our target! Your gift will help us continue and expand the variety of programs in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and other local organizations, and upgrades to our growing collection of books, movies, and audiobooks. You can donate through the mail, in person, or online at

We look forward to continuing to offer a wide variety of programs and resources to the Bradford community, thanks to your generous contribution!




New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (November 19, 2017)

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





Origin by Dan Brown (8 weeks on the list)

A symbology professor goes on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.


It by Stephen King (15 weeks on the list)

The fears of seven teenagers are rekindled in their adults lives by the terrifying title character. Originally published in 1986.


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (5 weeks on the list)

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.


The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (5 weeks on the list)

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


Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (4 weeks on the list)

While he investigates the murder of two pharmacists, an old case comes back to haunt Harry Bosch.



What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton (11 weeks on the list)

The first woman nominated for president by a major political party details her campaign, mistakes she made, outside forces that affected the outcome and how she recovered in its aftermath.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse (29 weeks on the list)

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


Grant by Ron Chernow (7 weeks on the list)

A biography of the Union general of the Civil War and two-term president of the United States.


Endurance by Scott Kelly (6 weeks on the list)

A memoir by the retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.


Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

(5 Weeks on the list)

How the twin daughters of former president George W. Bush grew up in the public eye.




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Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. & 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.