Announcing Essay Contest

To promote all of the wonderful programs at the library, we are asking patrons to write a short essay describing how you have been affected by the Bradford Area Public Library. This contest is open to any library patron. The essay can cover how the library has affected you or your child's life, what the library offers to this community, or a personal experience you had in the library that improved or influenced your life. The essay should be 250 - 350 words, and handed in at the front desk of the library no later than Saturday, October 14. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top 2 winners! All questions should be directed to 


New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (September 17, 2017)

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



It by Stephen King (4 weeks on the list)

The collective clown phobias of of seven teenagers are rekindled in their adult lives by the terrifying title character. Originally published in 1986.


Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (20 weeks the list)

A story of three women's lives during and after World War II.


Camino Island by John Grisham (13 weeks on the list)

A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.


The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (32 weeks on the list)

A travel writer on a cruise is certain she heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.


The Whistler by John Grisham (24 weeks on the list)

A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the Mob and Indian casinos.



Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken (14 weeks on the list)

A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” write and producer.


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (78 weeks on the list)

A meditation on race in America.


Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (20 weeks on the list)

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


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (58 weeks on the list)

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (66 weeks on the list)

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.



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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.