Beginning Tuesday, May 26, patrons will be able to access physical library materials through curbside pickup. 

 

For more information: https://www.bradfordlibrary.org/curbside-pickup.

 

The building remains closed to the public and patrons. Lobbies, restrooms, computers, and other spaces will not be accessible. Thank you for your understanding!

 

 


 
Join the Bradford Area Public Library for another summer of fun and adventure. This year's theme, "Imagine Your Story," will have participants exploring folklore, mythology and fairy tales. Due to the COVID-19 impact, the program must be conducted virtually, however; this will not negatively affect our fun or our workshops! For everyone interested in participating in the summer reading program and corresponding workshops, the necessary steps to get registered appear below.

 

 

Track Your Summer Reading With Beanstack
 
Beanstack pre-registration is open now and library patrons can track their reading from June 1 through August 14. Just log on to https://bradfordlibrary.beanstack.org. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize! Adults can easily add all family members as readers under one Beanstack account.
Summer Workshops

Families can register for workshops from May 25 through June 10. The workshops will be held via Zoom and are slated to begin Tuesday, June 16. Workshops will air at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Tuesday: Birth to kindergarten
  • Wednesday: 1st to 3rd grade
  • Thursday: 4th to 6th grade
The workshops will be held through August 13 and will feature 'Grab-and-Go' kits so that children can complete hands-on activities and projects while at home.

                                                                     


New York Times Best Sellers List 

May 31, 2020

FICTION:

THE WEDDING DRESS by Danielle Steel

The lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories.

SHAKESPEARE FOR SQUIRRELS by Christopher Moore

Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging—last seen in The Serpent of Venice—washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool.

THE HENNA ARTIST by Alka Joshi

Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…

 

THE LAST TRIAL by Scott Turow

At eighty-five years old, "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.

THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes

Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

THE BOOK OF LONGINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

An excellent historical fiction novel that transports a reader to ancient biblical lands and times.

THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate

THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS by Lisa Wingate

Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest.

AMERICAN DIRT  by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt is a gripping and empathetic story of an immigrant mother and son and their struggle to flee cartel violence and settle in America.

BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

Daphne Berg’s former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.

ALL ADULTS HERE by Emma Straub

ALL ADULTS HERE by Emma Straub

A repressed memory triggers Astrid Strick to weigh the outcomes of her parenting of her now-grown children.

THE 20TH VICTIM by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

THE 20TH VICTIM by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The 20th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer looks into the murders of disreputable persons in three separate cities.

CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham

CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham

The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.

If It Bleeds by Stephen King 

Four novellas: "Mr. Harrigan's Phone," "The Life of Chuck," "Rat," and "If It Bleeds."

Walk the Wire by David Baldacci 

The sixth book in the Memory Man series. Decker and Jamison investigate a murder in a North Dakota town in a fracking boom

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

 

 

 

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Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday 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.