Upcoming Events

Story Seekers

Mon, May 20, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five 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, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of Mother’s Day, camping, skunks, ducks, and spiders and work on related crafts. We will read My Trip to The Hospital by Mercer Mayer and talk about bones. They will do a craft related to the discussion.

Creative Share

Mon, May 20, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Creative Share program is an opportunity for people to share their poems, songs or creative writing with others. The library has expanded its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well.

 

Teen Book Club

Tue, May 21, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee and adapted for a graphic novel by Fred Fordham.

Art Club

Wed, May 22, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Art Club is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrate the work. 

The Art Club is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. We will talk about various forms of art. They also will work on a quilling or paper filigree project. Julie Mader, Courtney Mealy and Judy help art club members finish up on projects and prepare for their art show scheduled in June. The program is free and open to the public. 

Evening Storytime

Wed, May 22, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. We will read books about camping under our big tent on May 8th and do crafts related to camping. Miss Mary will also read Olivia, by Ian Falconer and Rufus Blasts Off by Kim Griswell. Our final Evening Storytime for the season will end on May 29 but it will pick up again in September. The storytimes this month are sponsored by Dr. Anil G. Pradhan.

Story Seekers

Fri, May 24, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five 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, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of Mother’s Day, camping, skunks, ducks, and spiders and work on related crafts. We will read My Trip to The Hospital by Mercer Mayer and talk about bones. They will do a craft related to the discussion.

Chess Club

Tue, May 28, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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.

 

Art Club

Wed, May 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Art Club is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrate the work. 

The Art Club is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. We will talk about various forms of art. They also will work on a quilling or paper filigree project. Julie Mader, Courtney Mealy and Judy help art club members finish up on projects and prepare for their art show scheduled in June. The program is free and open to the public. 

Evening Storytime

Wed, May 29, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. We will read books about camping under our big tent on May 8th and do crafts related to camping. Miss Mary will also read Olivia, by Ian Falconer and Rufus Blasts Off by Kim Griswell. Our final Evening Storytime for the season will end on May 29 but it will pick up again in September. The storytimes this month are sponsored by Dr. Anil G. Pradhan.

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

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.