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Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June 12 – August 14

The Adult Reading Challenge is returning for the third consecutive year! Local adults aged 19 years and above can register or sign-in to their previously made Beanstack account, using the link below. This summer, reading books could make anyone a winner of a $25 Amazon Gift card. Adults simply need to complete six books of their choosing and write a short review of each book, to be entered into the library’s raffle. Complete all 10 reading challenges and earn a second entry. Adults can begin logging and tracking their books through Beanstack on June 12. The Adult Summer Reading Challenge is an eight-week program that will end on August 14.


Hunt A Killer Week:  Death at a Dive Bar

Tuesday, June 7 – Sunday, June 12 [select your 2-hr time slot]

Hunt-A-Killer returns to the library for a second time! Spend a week at a dive bar and sift through the clues. Can you and your team (4 ppl. max.) catch the killer before he/she strikes again? Register for a two-hour time slot and solve the case before it gets cold. The week begins Tuesday, June 7 and ends Sunday, June 12. Two-hour times are 5-7PM Tuesday -Friday, and 10AM-12PM, or 12PM-2PM on Saturday and Sunday. Register at the Circ. Desk, call 814-362-6527 or click the link. REGISTER

Upcycle This!

Thursday, June 9 & 23 at 7 PM


Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program June 9 & 23 at 7 PM as we repurpose thrifted items during this fun, crafting program.
“Upcycle This!” is a prerecorded video that premiers on the library’s Facebook page, so you can enjoy it any time that is convenient for you!
Episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.


New York City Sights

Monday, June 13 at 6 PM


Former tour guide, Angela Shipman will share her years of experience with participants who are interested in exploring the Big Apple. Travel restrictions are easing and people are ready for a vacation. Let Angela’s knowledge and stories work for you if you’re planning a memorable trip with the whole family or a romantic weekend for two!
Join us Monday, June 13 at 6 PM for this fun, free, in-person program. No registration necessary.


Restorative Yoga with Katy

Tuesday, June 14 at 6 PM


Explore the benefits of Restorative Yoga with local instructor, Kathy Wright. Using a variety of pillows and blankets/towels, participants will achieve a full body balance during the one hour session.
This free, in-person program does not require registration. Participants will supply their own yoga mats and pillows/blankets. Interested individuals can also participate via the library’s Live Stream on Facebook. Join us on Tuesday, June 14 at 6PM.

Copy Cat

Wednesday, June 15 at 6 PM


Join us for a fun, in-person program on Wednesday, June 15 at 6 PM when Janelle Nolan demonstrates how to paint a field of sunflowers!
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email


Adult Book Club

Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 AM


The next club meeting will be Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 AM. Club members are given the choice to read books by American author, Ann Patchett.

BYO – Book Club

Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 PM


Introducing a new book club for our community of bibliophiles! The BYO-Book Club! Read what you like, when you like! Bring your Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Murder-Mayhem, and historical fiction! Bring what you enjoy and share it with others in this totally informal club for people who are crazy about books! All are welcome (age 19+). See you Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 PM.

Trivia Night

Monday, June 27 at 6 PM


Let’s get nostalgic during our next Trivia Night! Enjoy a trip down memory lane with your team (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!
Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email



Gardening with Nature: Native Bees

Saturday, June 25 at 11 AM


In observance of National Pollinator Week, June 20 – 26, McKean County Master Gardener, Keith Adkins will share tips that will help protect the native bee population. Participants will also construct native bee houses to hang in their yards. Participants are asked to bring a clean 10oz. can that is opened on ONE end. Saturday, June 25 at 11 AM



Story Seekers

Mondays & Fridays at 11 AM 



Join the story time fun every Monday and Friday at 11 AM.  We will read stories, sing some songs, and maybe do a craft or two!  



Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, June 2 at 5 pm


Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM.  For more information, email:



Teen Reading Lounge

Tuesday, June 28 at 5PM [special date]



The Teen Book Club will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM.  For more information:


Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, June 15 at 11 AM


Join Jim Ronan for music and fun!  This program is perfect for children ages birth – 5 years old.  The in-person program is held in the children’s library space on the third Wednesday of the month.  Join in the singing and dancing! 


Michael Morton’s Petting Zoo

Friday, June 17 at 11 AM


Michael Morton is returning with animals from the Sun-Dance-Kids-Farm Friday, June 17 at 11AM. Bring the whole family and enjoy the animals and their antics!




News & Updates

We Have A YouTube Channel!

Now the library's virtual programming can be easily accessed on the Bradford Area Public Library's new YouTube Channel!   We have currently uploaded forty-two of our recorded programs and have 60+ to go!!  Take a moment and check it out! BAPL YouTube Channel

Teen Reading Lounge

Area teens are invited to participate in an award-winning, nontraditional book club for teens ages 12-18.  Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) is an interactive group designed for teens, with teens driving the book selections, discussions, and projects.  BAPL is proud to offer...

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Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

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