Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday Closed


Winter Reading Challenge
Read for fun.  Read to win!!
From January 1st to January 31st, the Bradford Area Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster. This is open to readers of ALL AGES!! We challenge our patrons to read as many books as possible during the month of January and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at

Beginning Monday, December 21, the library will be returning to curbside pickup.  However, individuals may still schedule appointments for necessary computer use (e.g. taking tests, job applications, applying for benefits, school work, etc.).  Time limits will apply.  Curbside services can also include scanning, faxing, and copying (by appointment only).  This action is in response to Governor Wolf's additional mitigation orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Curbside will remain in effect through the month of January. We will be evaluating this as time goes on with the hope that we can reopen our doors to allow patrons in the building in February. To place a request for curbside pickup, call the library at 814-362-6527 or login to your account using the Library Catalog link at

Hours For Curbside Pickup

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10am to 4:30pm

Wednesday: noon to 6:30pm

Saturday: 10am to 1:30pm

For more information:

New Arrivals 


Preview the latest books that have been added to the library's collection.

October 8, 2020

October 19, 2020

November 12, 2020

December 10, 2020

January 14, 2021

                          New York Times Hardcover Fiction

 Best Sellers List 

        January 24, 2021 



The Wife Upstairs  by Rachel Hawkins

A recently arrived dog walker in a Southern gated community falls for a mysterious widower.

Star Wars: Light of the Jedi  by Charles Soule

In this installment of the High Republic series, a disaster in hyperspace may cause far greater damage.

The Push  by Ashley Audrain

A devastating event forces a mother who questions her child's behavior and her own sanity to confront the truth.

Outlawed  by Anna North

Ada, who apprentices midwifery under her mother, must decide whether to aid a bank of outlaws who want to create a safe haven for outcast women.

Neighbors  by Danielle Steel

A Hollywood recluse's perspective changes when she invites her neighbors into her mansion after an earthquake.

The Prophets  by Robert Jones Jr.

When an older slave begins preaching on a Southern plantation, the love between two slaves, Isaiah and Samuel, is seen in a different light.

Black Buck  by Mateo Askaripour

The only Black person at a tech startup determines to get other young people of color into America's sales force.

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie  by Marie Benedict

What might have happened during the 11 days in which a rising mystery author went missing in 1926.

The Midnight Library  by Matt Haig

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

Anxious People  by Fredrik Backman

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

Ready Player Two  by Ernest Cline

In a sequel to Ready Player One, Wade Watts discovers a technological advancement and goes on a new quest.

A Time for Mercy  by John Grisham

The third book in the Jake Brigance series.  A 16-year old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

The Return by Nicholas Sparks

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

The Vanishing Half  By Brit Bennett

The lives of two twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.

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.           

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







Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday 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.