Past Events

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.

Wed
Dec
12

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.

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.

Mon
Dec
10

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.

 

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.

Fri
Dec
7

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.

Thu
Dec
6

Middle Ground Book Club

5:00 PM

Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, December 6

5:00- 6:00 pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, meets the first Thursday of every month. This month, they will meet and discuss The Lifters by Dave Eggers.

Wed
Dec
5

Evening Storytime

6:00 PM

Evening Storytime

Wednesday, December 5, 12, and 19

6:00 to 7:00 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.

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.