Upcoming Events

Mon
Dec
10

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 December, Story Seekers will listen to stories about snow and Christmas and do crafts related to the stories. On Friday, December 21 children are invited to our Story Seekers Christmas Party. We will read Santa’s Underwear, by Marty Figley, and do a related craft. There will be an area for holiday pictures and light refreshments.

Adult Puzzles

1:00 PM

Adult Puzzles: Multisensory Exploration of Holiday Herbs

Monday, December 10, 1:00 pm

Elaine Summerday, our senior outreach coordinator, will facilitate an adult puzzles program. This Winter Celebrations program is a multisensory exploration of holiday herbs. Do you know why mistletoe is a holiday decoration? What does the holly and ivy represent? Why are certain herbs associated with holidays? Come to this program for answers to these questions and more. Participants will look at and touch herbs like sage, smell herbs like lavender, and taste herbs like ginger. Participants will listen to the legends of the evergreens, mistletoe, and pine cones. They will also hear the story of how the conifers show the promise of spring, a Seneca legend. Each participant will be given a pouch of herbs. It will be an opportunity to explore Christmas herbs through all five senses.

Pre-registration is required for this program and spacing is limited to 12 participants. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Wed
Dec
12

Art Club

4:00 PM

Art Club

Wednesday, December 12 and 26

4:00- 5:00 pm

The Art Club is for children going into the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and different forms of art and create works of art that illustrates the work.  This month, Lori Maletto, returns to talk about nutrition and help participants to create works of art with fruits and vegetables. The club members will also finish their hand projects and learn about origami.

 

Spacing is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.

CARE for Children:Best Baby Playgroup

6:00 PM

Best Baby Playgroup

Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared for babies, toddlers, and parents. Join us at CARE for Children Center for a short activity, a chance for children to play, and an opportunity to network. You'll see why they call CARE for Children the "Best Baby Playgroup!"

Older children are invited to join the evening storytime which runs at the same time.

 

Evening Storytime

6:00 PM

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 December 5 is Toot and Puddle by Holly Hobbie and the book for December 19 is The Christmas Crocodile by Harry Devlin. Debbie will lead an additional evening storytime on Wednesday December 12. She will read How to Catch an Elf, by Adam Wallace and do a related elf craft.

Fri
Dec
14

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 December, Story Seekers will listen to stories about snow and Christmas and do crafts related to the stories. On Friday, December 21 children are invited to our Story Seekers Christmas Party. We will read Santa’s Underwear, by Marty Figley, and do a related craft. There will be an area for holiday pictures and light refreshments.

Mon
Dec
17

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 December, Story Seekers will listen to stories about snow and Christmas and do crafts related to the stories. On Friday, December 21 children are invited to our Story Seekers Christmas Party. We will read Santa’s Underwear, by Marty Figley, and do a related craft. There will be an area for holiday pictures and light refreshments.

Creative Share

3:30 PM

Creative Share

Monday, December 17

3:30 to 4:30 pm

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. Please join us for our Creative Share holiday party.

Tue
Dec
18

Teen Book Club

5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 18

5:00 to 6:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich.

Wed
Dec
19

Imagination to Build On: Architecture Group

4:00 PM

Imagination to Build On is for children in first through sixth grade and will run opposite to the Art Club. We will be learning about the history and different styles of architecture. They will work on activities designed to teach children about various forms of architecture and how buildings are constructed. They will learn about the foundations and framework of building. This month they will paint their Eiffel Tower and devise a plan to build a building. They will learn about the structural stability, foundations and floor plans of buildings.

Spacing is limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required to participate. The program is free and open to the public.

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.