Upcoming Events


Summer Snack Program

11:00 AM

Free summer snacks for children age (up to 18 years old). Children do not have to be part of the Summer Reading Program. Snack will be given out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11:00am to 12:00pm.


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.


Summer Reading Program-Michael Morton's Petting Zoo

10:30 AM

Michael Morton will be bringing his Petting Zoo which will be located outside in the parking lot of our library. Children will be able to interact with his animals as well as feed and touch them. There are many types of animals such as lambs, goats, rabbits, chickens and many more.  All ages are welcome.

Unified Kinship

5:00 PM

Are you a grandparent raising your grandchildren?  You are not alone. There are 2.9 million children in the US that have a grandparent as their primary caregiver, and 74% of grandparents babysit or provide weekly care for their grandchildren. We would like to help you with the challenges that come along with being responsible for your grandchildren, by providing resources and support from people who are going through similar circumstances.


Summer Reading Program- Dental Program

11:00 AM

We will be learning about the care for teeth and how important it is to have regular cleaning as well as checkups.


Evening Storytime

6:00 PM

Don't forget to check out our evening story time! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:00 PM you are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. The book for June 14 is Bike On, Bear! by Cynthia Liu, and the book for June 28 is Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian.


Summer Reading Program

11:00 AM

Jeffrey Magic Show

11:00 AM

Jeffery Magic will be bringing his summer reading puppets and magic show.



Summer Reading Program-Fill the Bucket

11:00 AM

We will read "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud and fill a bucket with all that we learned.


Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10 -2

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.