Federal tax forms will be shipping to the Bradford Area Public Library beginning January 29. We will have the standard Form 1040 and limited instruction books available mid-February. Additional federal tax forms are available via the IRS website at


The state will not be shipping paper PA tax forms or rent rebate applications to the library this year. These forms can be accessed online at, or paper copies can be found at Representative Martin Causer's office at 78 Main Street.


Tax forms may be printed at the library for a discounted rate of 10 cents per page, or 5 cents per page for senior citizens.



New York Times Best Sellers List (January 26, 2020)


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



The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (16 weeks on the list)

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.


Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (New this week)

A 12-year-old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.


Moral Compass by Danielle Steel (New this week)

Shortly after Saint Ambrose Prep goes co-ed, a student is attacked and the communituy falls apart.


Treason by Stuart Woods (New this week)

The 52nd book in the Stone Barrington series. Stone is asked to expose a double agent in the State Department.


The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz (New this week)

A killer goes after a pair of Seattle investigators who witnessed a murder 15 years ago in the secretive town of Fogg Lake.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (17 weeks on the list)

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.


Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (2 weeks on the list)

Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain's babysitter mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.


The Guardians by John Grisham (13 weeks on the list)

Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonzies some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.


Hunter Killer by Brad Taylor (New this week)

The 14th book in the Pike Logan series. Pike has had a hunch Taskforce is being targeted.


The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (2 weeks on the list)

A woman discovers something disturbing about her polygamist husband.


The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (13 weeks on the list)

In depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.


Long Bright River by Liz Moore (New this week)

Mickey risks her job with the Philadelphia police force by going after a murderer and searching for her missing sister.


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (70 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.



Talking to Strangers by Malcom Gladwell (18 weeks on the list)

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.


Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow (8 weeks on the list)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.


Me by Elton John (13 weeks on the list)

The multi-award-winning solo artist's first autobiography chronicles his career, relationships and private struggles.


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (6 weeks on the list)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.


The Body by Bill Bryson (13 weeks on the list)

An owner's manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.


Becoming  by Michelle Obama (58 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.


Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe (8 weeks on the list)

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.


Educated by Tara Westover (99 weeks on the list)

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


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (20 Weeks on the list)

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient's memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemmed to death.


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Bradford Area
Public Library

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