Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday Closed

Past Events

Story Seekers

Mon, Jan 13, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 January, the Story Seekers will talk about snow, fishing, owls, bears, mice, and otters. We will start the New Year off with the timeless classics, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, and The Hat by Jan Brett. They will create crafts based on these books. On Monday January 20, we will read The Blizzard by John Rocco, the story of the author’s experience during the Blizzard of 1978 that brought fifty-three inches of snow to RI. Let’s start this year off with great books, creative crafts, and fun activities.

Story Seekers

Fri, Jan 10, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 January, the Story Seekers will talk about snow, fishing, owls, bears, mice, and otters. We will start the New Year off with the timeless classics, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, and The Hat by Jan Brett. They will create crafts based on these books. On Monday January 20, we will read The Blizzard by John Rocco, the story of the author’s experience during the Blizzard of 1978 that brought fifty-three inches of snow to RI. Let’s start this year off with great books, creative crafts, and fun activities.

Art Reflection

Thu, Jan 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Art Reflection

Thursday, January 9, 16, 23, and 30

4:00 to 5:00 pm

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 learn about the artwork of Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci. On January 9, members of the club will study the works of Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh, and create self-portraits on canvas with acrylic paints. On January 23rd, works of Leonardo da Vinci, whose interests included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, paleontology, and cartography. Da Vinci was truly a Renaissance man. We will discuss techniques of drawing and shading. On January 16, Laurie Maletto, of Penn State Extension, will lead her “Art of Cooking” class. They will create works of art with food and discuss nutrition. The final workshop of the month will be an opportunity to complete any unfinished work in preparation for the Art Reflection Art Show in May

Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.  

CARE for Children Best baby

Wed, Jan 8, 2020
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, Jan 8, 2020
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 January 8th, we will read Milton and Odie and the Bigger-Than-Bigmouth Bass by Mary Ann Frazer.On one side of a frozen lake, Odie imagines all the fish he'll catch today. On the other side of the lake, Milton is doubtful he'll catch anything at all. As each otter imagines what lurks--or doesn't lurk--under the ice, opposites attract, attitudes change, and a friendship is formed.” We will follow up this story with a craft. On January 22, Miss Debbie will read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, about a young child and her father searching in the moonlit woods for the great horned owl. On January 15th and 29th, Miss Mary will continue with our animal-themed books with stories about porcupines and ground hogs and prepare craft activities related to these books. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Story Seekers

Mon, Jan 6, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 January, the Story Seekers will talk about snow, fishing, owls, bears, mice, and otters. We will start the New Year off with the timeless classics, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, and The Hat by Jan Brett. They will create crafts based on these books. On Monday January 20, we will read The Blizzard by John Rocco, the story of the author’s experience during the Blizzard of 1978 that brought fifty-three inches of snow to RI. Let’s start this year off with great books, creative crafts, and fun activities.

Story Seekers

Fri, Jan 3, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 January, the Story Seekers will talk about snow, fishing, owls, bears, mice, and otters. We will start the New Year off with the timeless classics, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, and The Hat by Jan Brett. They will create crafts based on these books. On Monday January 20, we will read The Blizzard by John Rocco, the story of the author’s experience during the Blizzard of 1978 that brought fifty-three inches of snow to RI. Let’s start this year off with great books, creative crafts, and fun activities.

Middle Ground Book Club

Thu, Jan 2, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for grades 5-8, meets the first Thursday of every month. This month, we have a book share where members bring in a book they’ve recently read and share it with the group.

First Night New Year's Day Party

Tue, Dec 31, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

You are invited to our First Night New Year’s Eve Party. This promises to be a wonderful holiday experience for the entire family. There will be refreshments, games, and photo areas. We will have the traditional balloon drop at noon. What a great way to start a new year.

Creative Share

Mon, Dec 30, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Creative Share program is an opportunity for people to share their poems, songs or creative writing with others. The library is expanding its former Poetry Slam to include other forms of writing as well.

Hours

Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday 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.