Past Events

Evening Storytime

Wed, Apr 17, 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 April 3rd, Mary will share Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman. She will also read Tidy by Emily Gravett on April 10th and Outfoxed by Claudia Boldt on April 24th. Debbie will lead an evening storytime on April 17th. She will read Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi J Silvano and do an Easter craft.

Art Club

Wed, Apr 17, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Club

Every Wednesday

4:00 to 5:00 pm

 

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. Julie Mader, local artist with the PA Wilds will lead the Art Club in April. On April 3, they will continue to work on their paintings of PA state blossoms. She will also talk about the works of Emily Carr and Henri Matisse. Emily Carr was one of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style. On April 10 and 17th, Art Club members will create a watercolor landscape of the PA Wilds inspired by the work of Emily Carr. Henri Matisse, a French painter, was known for his revolutionary use of brilliant color and exaggerated form to express emotion. Bold papercut art and simplified shapes by Matisse will be the inspiration for a Japanese notan design in the first of two sessions exploring his work. Notan design is a term that refers to the Japanese idea of balanced light and dark areas in a composition. The program is free and open to the public. 

Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan

Wed, Apr 17, 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.

Teen Book Club

Tue, Apr 16, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Teen Book Club will meet to discuss Dry by Neal Shusterman.

Story Seekers

Mon, Apr 15, 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 April, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of Easter, Earth Day, National Library Week and fish. Fishing season is almost here. The Story seekers will listen to McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss and do a fish craft. Miss Judy will read Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day and crafts related to Earth Day. For National Library Week, a guest story reader from United Way will read A Library Book for Bear and do a special library craft.

Team Trivia

Sat, Apr 13, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

We are looking for teams of three to four adults. Each team must preregister and pre-pay a fee of $5.00 per session. The sessions will run from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on April 13 and May 4. Participants can bring food or drinks to the program. Gather your smartest friends and register your team at the circulation desk.

No Rules Book Club

Sat, Apr 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am

Colette Roessler will lead a discussion of The Library Book by Susan Orlean for the final day of National Library week. Susan Orlean, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author, weaves her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire. She delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. The book club will celebrate the work of librarians immediately following the discussion.

 

“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book.” —The Washington Post

Story Seekers

Fri, Apr 12, 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 April, the Story Seekers will share a book and plan an activity covering the themes of Easter, Earth Day, National Library Week and fish. Fishing season is almost here. The Story seekers will listen to McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss and do a fish craft. Miss Judy will read Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day and crafts related to Earth Day. For National Library Week, a guest story reader from United Way will read A Library Book for Bear and do a special library craft.

Evening Storytime

Wed, Apr 10, 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 April 3rd, Mary will share Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman. She will also read Tidy by Emily Gravett on April 10th and Outfoxed by Claudia Boldt on April 24th. Debbie will lead an evening storytime on April 17th. She will read Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi J Silvano and do an Easter craft.

CARE for Children Best baby

Wed, Apr 10, 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 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.

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.