Upcoming Events

Story Seekers

Fri, Mar 22, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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 March, students from the University of Pittsburgh Bradford will lead the Story Seekers as part of their coursework. They will select a book and plan an activity covering the themes of spring, rainbow fish and STEM. It will be a great opportunity to support early literacy and our local university students as well.

Story Seekers

Mon, Mar 25, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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 March, students from the University of Pittsburgh Bradford will lead the Story Seekers as part of their coursework. They will select a book and plan an activity covering the themes of spring, rainbow fish and STEM. It will be a great opportunity to support early literacy and our local university students as well.

Creative Share

Mon, Mar 25, 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.

Chess Club

Tue, Mar 26, 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, Mar 27, 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. On March 6 and March 13, the Art Club will celebrate the work of Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor. They will create their two glass-like hanging sculptures: one for home and one to proudly display in the library. Julie Mader, local artist with the PA Wilds will lead the Art Club for the remaining weeks of March. She will talk about the works of Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keeffe. Yayoi Kusama is a contemporary Japanese sculptor, painter and filmmaker. On March 20, the art club members will create separate panels, which represents themselves, and the panels will be combined to make a collaborative piece of work. Georgia O’Keeffe, an American artist, was referred to as the “Mother of Modernism”. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers and New Mexico landscapes. On March 27, members will create acrylic paintings of PA state blossoms. Spacing is limited to 16 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public. 

Evening Storytime

Wed, Mar 27, 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. The book for March 6 is Cats Night Out by Graham Walker and the book for March 20 is I Am A Cow, Hear Me Moo by Jill Esbaum. Debbie will lead additional evening storytimes and have craft activities related to these stories. On Wednesday, March 13, participants will listen to the Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting and make shamrock headbands. On Wednesday, March 27, children are invited to listen to Debbie read Monty’s Magnificent Mane by Gemma O’Neill and create their own lions.

Story Seekers

Fri, Mar 29, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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 March, students from the University of Pittsburgh Bradford will lead the Story Seekers as part of their coursework. They will select a book and plan an activity covering the themes of spring, rainbow fish and STEM. It will be a great opportunity to support early literacy and our local university students as well.

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.