The Bradford Area Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice, per instructions from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. All programs, events, and meetings scheduled will be cancelled. During this time, the library is relaxing our borrowing policy. All late fees will be suspended, so you will still be able to enjoy items you have already borrowed. If you would like to return items, the outside book drop will still be open. As always, we encourage patrons to download the Libby app to access our collection of ebooks and audio books. You can also access ebooks via Thank you for your understanding!











New York Times Best Sellers List (March 8, 2020)

These best sellers are in our collection. Check them out!



Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (77 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.


American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (5 weeks on the list)

A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.


The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (38 weeks on the list)

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


One Minute Out by Mark Greaney (New this week)

Court Gentry tries to stop the head of a group trafficking women and children.


Golden in Death by JD Robb (3 weeks on the list)

The 50th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas seeks the sender of packages that give off toxic airborne fumes.


The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (22 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.


Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (8 weeks on the list)

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


A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (5 weeks on the list)

A young pregnant widow and an Army doctor take a ship to Chile to escape the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.


The Guardians by John Grisham (19 weeks on the list)

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


The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (18 weeks on the list)

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


The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (New this week)

A woman visits a motel in upstate New York where her aunt was entangled in mysterious events as a night clerk decades ago.


Crooked River by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (3 weeks on the list)

The 19th book in the Agent Pendergast series. Human feet inside nondescript shoes wash ashore in Florida.


The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica (New this week)

A Chicago couple becomes unsettled when they move to an old house in Maine and their new neighbor turns up dead.

The Holdout by Graham Moore (New this week)

When a defense attorney becomes a murder suspect, her time as a pivotal juror comes back to light.


Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (7 weeks on the list)

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.



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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.