Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday Closed

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, patrons will be able to access physical library materials through curbside pickup.  The library is also offering limited business services, like copying, scanning, and faxing via curbside service.


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


 Registration for this program closed on July 5. Everyone who has registered may now read and log their books in Beanstack.  Complete any six (6) challenges and you're automatically entered into our Amazon Gift Card raffle! Complete all ten (10) challenges and you'll earn a second entry in our raffle!  This reading program ends on August 21.  To register, visit

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
Individuals who have registered for this program can track their reading from June 1 through August 14. Just log on to 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.

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 

July 5, 2020


DEATH IN HER HANDS by Ottessa Moshfegh

While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." But there is no dead body.​

BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life and asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer.  Daphne is rightfully speechless.

THE LAST FLIGHT by Julie Clark

Claire Cook has a perfect life.  But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. Her perfect husband has a temper that burns as bright as his promising political career.  But what he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish.

28 SUMMERS by Elin Hilderbrand

When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.  


In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range.

THE SUMMER HOUSE by James Patterson

Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a nighttime mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers -- known as the Night Ninjas -- recently returned from Afghanistan.

DADDY'S GIRLS by Danielle Steel

Decades ago, after the death of his wife, Texas ranch hand JT Tucker took his three small daughters to California to start a new life. With almost no money, a will of iron, and hard work, he eventually built the biggest ranch in California. But when he dies suddenly at the age of sixty-four, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters.


The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.

THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner  – The bridesmaid – The body.  On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. It’s a wedding for a magazine. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

FAIR WARNING by Michael Connelly

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered.      

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.

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


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

HIDEAWAY  by Nora Roberts

Caitlyn Sullivan had come from a long line of Hollywood royalty, stretching back to her Irish immigrant great-grandfather. At nine, she was already a star—yet still an innocent child who loved to play hide and seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.                       

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






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.