Upcoming Events


Story Seekers

11:00 AM

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to 5 to participate in our Story Seekers program, every Monday and Friday at 11:00 am. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement.

During the month of May, Story seekers will study all kinds of birds. We will learn how to identify the attributes of birds by exploring a variety of colorful stories about birds such as: Rosies’s Walk, Stella Luna, Henny Penny, Feathers for Lunch, Mama Built a Little Nest, and Hello! World! Birds!


Chess Club

4:00 PM

Do you play chess? We have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate the club. Our membership is growing and includes members of the award winning state champions from Bradford. These students, from St. Bernard School and School Street, competed in the State Chess Championships. The team came in just one point behind the first place team!



Art Club for kids

4:00 PM

The art club is for children in first through sixth grade. We will study abstract the works of abstract artists, Helma af Klint and Wassily Kandinsky. After comparing these artists, they will create abstract works of their own.

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10-5

Sun. 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.