Upcoming Events

Story Seekers

Mon, Sep 16, 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 September, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of games and animals. Story Seekers will be busy playing Simon Says, singing the “Baby Shark” song and doing crafts related to the books. On September 6th, we will celebrate Grandparents Day and make a special gift for grandma. Are you ready for football? We are ready to read Kick the Football Charlie Brown by Charles M. Shultz. We will do a football craft.

An anonymous donor sponsored the Story Seekers Program for September.

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan

Wed, Sep 18, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Preschool and kindergarten age children will play percussion instruments and sing along with Jim Ronan. They will learn about rhythm and sound. They will sing many childhood favorite songs and do the Hokey Pokey. That’s what it’s all about.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Sep 18, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Evening Storytime

Every Wednesday

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited back to join us again for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. We will read books about a piranha who eats bananas and a tiger that plays Simon Says. We will follow up with crafts related to the books. We will then play Simon Says. Don’t miss out on the fun.  Miss Mary will share a book about alligators on September 4th and one about oceans on September 18th. They will also work on crafts related to the books.

STEM for Kids

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

This program is for children in the 1st through 6th grade and their families. The goal of this hands on program is for families to explore science together. This month they will make bouncy balls. This activity will demonstrate an interesting chemical reaction, between Borax, cornstarch, and glue. Borax acts as a “cross-linker” to the polymer molecules in the glue, which creates chains of molecules that stay together when you pick them up. The cornstarch binds the molecules. Participants must  pre-register for this club.  Register at the Circulation Desk.

Story Seekers

Fri, Sep 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 September, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of games and animals. Story Seekers will be busy playing Simon Says, singing the “Baby Shark” song and doing crafts related to the books. On September 6th, we will celebrate Grandparents Day and make a special gift for grandma. Are you ready for football? We are ready to read Kick the Football Charlie Brown by Charles M. Shultz. We will do a football craft.

An anonymous donor sponsored the Story Seekers Program for September.

Story Seekers

Mon, Sep 23, 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 September, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of games and animals. Story Seekers will be busy playing Simon Says, singing the “Baby Shark” song and doing crafts related to the books. On September 6th, we will celebrate Grandparents Day and make a special gift for grandma. Are you ready for football? We are ready to read Kick the Football Charlie Brown by Charles M. Shultz. We will do a football craft.

An anonymous donor sponsored the Story Seekers Program for September.

Chess Club

Tue, Sep 24, 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.

 

Evening Storytime

Wed, Sep 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Evening Storytime

Every Wednesday

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited back to join us again for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. We will read books about a piranha who eats bananas and a tiger that plays Simon Says. We will follow up with crafts related to the books. We will then play Simon Says. Don’t miss out on the fun.  Miss Mary will share a book about alligators on September 4th and one about oceans on September 18th. They will also work on crafts related to the books.

Art Reflection

Thu, Sep 26, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Club returns with a new name and new projects. The Art Reflection program 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 based on those artists. 

This month we will review the work of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and create artwork inspired by his Macchia series. A signature element of Chihuly’s Macchia is the fusing of colored glass chips (called jimmies or frit) onto the exterior layer to create a spotted, speckled effect. Later they will learn about the work of Romare Bearden, who was renowned for his collages and photomontages- a technique he began to experiment with in the 1950s, establishing his reputation as a leading contemporary artist. They will create a life board, a collage reflecting their goals for the future.

Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.  Register at the Circulation Desk.

Story Seekers

Fri, Sep 27, 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 September, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of games and animals. Story Seekers will be busy playing Simon Says, singing the “Baby Shark” song and doing crafts related to the books. On September 6th, we will celebrate Grandparents Day and make a special gift for grandma. Are you ready for football? We are ready to read Kick the Football Charlie Brown by Charles M. Shultz. We will do a football craft.

An anonymous donor sponsored the Story Seekers Program for September.

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.