Our Summer Hours Are Now in Effect

Summer office hours begin on Saturday, June 10, and will be in effect through Saturday, August 26.

Our Summer hours are:

Open late: Monday, Wednesday, 10AM-7PM.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10AM-5PM.  Saturday 10AM-2PM.

We are closed on Sunday.  See you soon!


Bradford Area Public Library Offers Summer Workshops for Middle School Students, Teens and Adults


Bradford Area Public Library will offer summer programs for middle school students, teens and adults from July 13th to August 1st.


Monologue Workshop 

Grades: 8-12  

Date:    Thursday, July 13, 2017         Time:  12:30pm-3pm

Participants will first write their own monologue after a series of exercises and then they will type the monologues, practice them and finally video them.  Participants can elect to submit them for publication in the literary magazine that we will publish this summer.


Makerspace Workshop   

Grades: 5-8

Date:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017    Time:  11 am-1:30pm

Participants will be given the opportunity to spend time creating and building and experimenting with a variety of materials at stations throughout the Community Room.  


Journaling Workshop (Part of “A Day to Relax)

Grades: 5-8

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017          Time:  10:30-noon

Participants will be given a journal and the chance to write and possibly share their reflections and feelings on/about themselves and their world in a fun and relaxed environment.   


Adult Coloring (Part of “A Day to Relax”)

Open to everyone

Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017     Time:  Noon-1:30pm

Everyone is welcome to come into the Community Room where coloring materials will be available.  Relax by enjoying some light refreshments, sitting with your friends or alone and coloring.


Jewelry Workshop (Part of “A Day to Relax”)

Grades 8- adult

Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017           Time:  3:30 -5pm

Participants will be offered some background on crystals and gemstones.  They will be given instruction on creating jewelry out of gemstones.  All participants will have the opportunity to make a piece of jewelry.  There is no charge for students. Interested adults must prepay $5.00 to participate in the workshop.


Meditation and Yoga Workshop (Part of “A Day to Relax”)

Grades: 7-adult 

Date:  July 20, 2017         Time:    6-8pm 

Participants should dress in casual clothing.  They will be taken through basic yoga poses and be given examples of meditation techniques to practice.


Poetry Workshops      

Grades:  5-8      Time:  3-4:45pm                       

Grades:   9-12   Time:  5:30- 7:30pm

Date:  Thursday July 27, 2017

Participants will be offered opportunities to experiment with a variety of poetry forms (haiku, shape poems, free verse).  Participants will be able to hand in any/ all of the poetry that they have written at the workshop which will be published in the literary magazine that we will publish this summer.


Linoleum Block Workshop  

Grades:  8-adult  

Date:  Tuesday, August 1      Time:  5 –  7pm 

Participants will each be given a starter kit for making a linoleum block print.  They will be given techniques for making prints from linoleum blocks and have the opportunity to submit their print for publication in the summer literary publication. Adults may sign up for this workshop, but they must prepay $18.00 for their individual starter kit.  Students will be given the kit free of charge.    


All participants must sign up for workshops before the day of the workshop so that materials can be ordered for each person.   Spacing for the workshops is limited so sign up early. Contact the Bradford Area Public Library to register at (814) 362-6527 or register at the circulation desk. For further information, please contact Colette Roessler, Adult programming coordinator at the Bradford Area Public Library.

Quick tip: Use PL1948 + your library card number: PL194811111 to log into Power Library! 





Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10 -2

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.