Holiday Hours:

Monday, December 24- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Christmas, Tuesday, December 25- closed


Monday, December 31- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

New Years, Tuesday, January 1- closed


Mini Holiday Book Sale

Starting Monday, November 12

A great selection of gently used holiday books, children’s books, paperbacks, hardcovers, cookbooks, craft books, holiday magazines, DVDs, holiday music, and puzzles just in time for the holidays!

All proceeds support the Bradford Area Public Library. Something for everyone!



New York Times BEST SELLERS LIST (December 23, 2018)

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



Past Tense by Lee Child (5 weeks on the list)

Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.


The Reckoning by John Grisham (7 weeks on the list)

A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.


Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich (4 weeks on the list)

The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum Series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfirend look for clues.


Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks (8 weeks on the list)

Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.


Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin (3 weeks on the list)

Set 300 Years before the events of A Game of Thrones this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.


Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci (4 weeks on the list)

Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.


Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelley (6 Weeks on the list)

Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.



Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson (3 weeks on the list)

Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (5 weeks on the list)

A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (13 weeks on the list)

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



The Library Book by Susan Orlean (6 weeks on the list)

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.







Becoming by Michelle Obama (4 weeks on the list)

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.


Educated by Tara Westover (42 weeks on the list)

The daughter of survivalists, who kept is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.


Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly (9 weeks on the list)

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler's inner circle.


Fear by Bob Woodard (13 weeks on the list)

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.


Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin (12 Weeks on the list)

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.


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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.