Upcoming Events

Story Seekers

Fri, Dec 6, 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 December, the Story Seekers will share a book and do an activity based on the book. On December 6th, we will share The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. On the following Monday, we will listen to “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas, the classic story of an enormous sneeze in the making, told in sprightly nonsense verse. For the remaining programs in December, our Story Seekers will celebrate the holidays with books and crafts. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, December 27.

Story Seekers

Mon, Dec 9, 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 December, the Story Seekers will share a book and do an activity based on the book. On December 6th, we will share The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. On the following Monday, we will listen to “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas, the classic story of an enormous sneeze in the making, told in sprightly nonsense verse. For the remaining programs in December, our Story Seekers will celebrate the holidays with books and crafts. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, December 27.

CARE for Children Best baby

Wed, Dec 11, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared for children from birth to 2 years and their parents. Join us at the library 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

Wed, Dec 11, 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. On December 4th, we will read Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, a story of holiday tradition of finding and decorating the Christmas tree. We will follow up this story with a craft. Miss Debbie will share a book about a snowman and do an activity related to the book. On December 18th, Miss Mary will read Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton. Santa’s sleigh broke down leaving Santa stranded in the woods. Santa is worried that Christmas will be cancelled but Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! A perfect book to get us ready to go to bed. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Art Club

Thu, Dec 12, 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 a PA Partners in the Art Project Stream Grant awarded by the Elk County Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists.  The program is free and open to the public.

Laura Hickey, local artist, will lead the December 5 and 12 sessions. Participants must attend both sessions. Art club members will explore the work of Wayne Thiebaud. Throughout his career, Thiebaud utilized everyday objects and food as subject matter for his painting. In the spirit of the season, we will use similar techniques to create still life painting on panel of a holiday favorite:  gingerbread! A baker from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will bake the gingerbread cookies for the still life. On December 12, we will enjoy gingerbread cookies made for the session.

Miss Judy will lead the final session on December 19th. This month we will make Christmas cards. Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.  Register at the Circulation Desk or call 362-6527. Art Club will resume on January 9th, after the holidays.

Story Seekers

Fri, Dec 13, 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 December, the Story Seekers will share a book and do an activity based on the book. On December 6th, we will share The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. On the following Monday, we will listen to “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas, the classic story of an enormous sneeze in the making, told in sprightly nonsense verse. For the remaining programs in December, our Story Seekers will celebrate the holidays with books and crafts. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, December 27.

Story Seekers

Mon, Dec 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 December, the Story Seekers will share a book and do an activity based on the book. On December 6th, we will share The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise that illustrates how a little bit of heart goes a long way to making the world a better place. On the following Monday, we will listen to “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas, the classic story of an enormous sneeze in the making, told in sprightly nonsense verse. For the remaining programs in December, our Story Seekers will celebrate the holidays with books and crafts. Story Seekers will not meet on Friday, December 27.

Teen Book Club

Tue, Dec 17, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

 

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan

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

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. On December 4th, we will read Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, a story of holiday tradition of finding and decorating the Christmas tree. We will follow up this story with a craft. Miss Debbie will share a book about a snowman and do an activity related to the book. On December 18th, Miss Mary will read Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton. Santa’s sleigh broke down leaving Santa stranded in the woods. Santa is worried that Christmas will be cancelled but Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! A perfect book to get us ready to go to bed. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Dec 18, 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. On December 4th, we will read Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, a story of holiday tradition of finding and decorating the Christmas tree. We will follow up this story with a craft. Miss Debbie will share a book about a snowman and do an activity related to the book. On December 18th, Miss Mary will read Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton. Santa’s sleigh broke down leaving Santa stranded in the woods. Santa is worried that Christmas will be cancelled but Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! A perfect book to get us ready to go to bed. Don’t miss out on the fun.

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.