News & Events

Upcoming Events


Trivia Night

Tuesday, November 23  at 6 PM

Let’s fire up those synapses in our brains! It’s time for another trivia night at the library. Form your teams (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast! Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or email:


“What Am I Thankful For?” Contest

November 1 – 23

We would love to hear from area youth and teens (0-18 yrs)! Share your thoughts with us, via a short video on social media (tag the library), or write a few sentences, draw a picture and email either to Miss Debbie. Submitted works will vie for the opportunity to win one of two $20 BACC gift certificates. All entries must be received by November 23rd to be considered. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 24.



Participation Sweepstakes

November 1 – December 20

Make your participation count! Area adults will be rewarded for each adult In-Person program they attend throughout November and December. Attend, have fun, and earn a ticket that will enter you into a raffle to win a $25 Amazon Gift card! Attend more programs, and earn more tickets! Sweepstakes raffle will be drawn on Tuesday, December 21.


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!  This program is limited to ten (10) children and their parent/caregiver.  Registration is necessary.
Call 814-362-6527, visit the Circulation Desk, or email



Middle Ground Book Club

Thursday, November 4 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:



Kulinary Kids

Wednesdays at 4:30 PM via Zoom

 A new 5-week program is currently underway for 4th – 8th grade students (began Oct. 20).  Registered families can  pick up the to-go kits at the library and then meet Laurie Maletto, Penn State Extension nutritionist, on Zoom for the cooking class. Registration is required. Call 814-362-6527 or email

Gadgets & Gizmos

Saturday, November 6 at 3 PM (via Zoom)

It looks great in the commercial, but do you really need the latest kitchen gadget? Will it work as promised? Chef Rob will eliminate some of the guesswork on Saturday, November 3 at 3 PM. Join us as we stream Gadgets & Gizmos live on the library’s Facebook page! Rob will discuss his findings for several popular kitchen gadgets. He’ll tell you what ones are worth the money and what ones you should pass by.

Creative Youth

Tuesday, November 9 at 5 PM (3rd-7th grade) and 5:45 PM (8th-12th grade)

Do you have a creative work you would enjoy sharing with others (i.e. story, poem, music, art, pictures, etc.)? Then the library is your venue! Creative Youth is  welcoming participants for this in-person program.  Registration is required.  Call 814-362-6527 or email


Building Blocks

Wednesday, November 10 at 10 AM  

What does Judy Brown have up her sleeve for this month’s project?!  Tune into the library’s Facebook page as this prerecorded program premiers on Wed., Nov. 10.  This program can also be accessed on the library’s YouTube Channel.  Judy will demonstrate the making of a Disappearing 9 Patch Table Runner.



Upcycle This!

Thursday, November 11  at 12 PM  

Upcycle This! is a biweekly, prerecorded program that premiers on the library’s Facebook page on Thursdays. We complete a variety of craft projects with materials easily found at home or a local thrift store. Many previous episodes can also be found on the library’s YouTube channel.



Yoga Sculpt

Monday, November 8 at 6 PM

(Due to Thanksgiving, our next session is Dec. 6)

Local yoga instructor, Kathy Wright, is leading a FREE, in-person yoga program at the library!  Yoga sculpt combines the benefits of traditional yoga with the benefits of strength training. Using light weights or just body weight, participants will improve endurance and mobility, while also toning muscles and strengthening their body. Individuals will need a yoga mat and 1,2, or 3 lb weights. This program will also stream Live on the library’s Facebook page. All classes are 30 minutes in length.   No Registration Necessary


Pop-In for Poppies

Friday, November 12, 11 AM – 2 PM

Pop into the library on Friday, November 12 anytime between 11 AM and 2 PM for a fun craft! We will be making Pinwheel Poppies in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Michael Morton’s Turkey Fun

Saturday, November 13 at 11 AM

Michael Morton is bringing his Sun-Dance-Kids-Farm turkeys to the library for all to enjoy! Come and check out these big birds on Saturday, November 13 at 11 AM.
No registration necessary.


Teen Book Club

Tuesday, November 16 at 5PM

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


Copy Cat

Wednesday, November 17 at 6 PM

Join us for a fun, in-person program on Wednesday, November 17 at 6 PM when Janelle Nolan demonstrates how to make adorable gnomes from yarn! Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or email:


Basic Desktop Navigation

Thursday, November 18 at 5 PM

This is an introductory program for individuals who struggle with basic navigation of a computer desktop (i.e. turning on the computer is a struggle).  Registration is necessary for this Thursday, November 18 program at 5 PM.


Juice Box Heroes

Wednesday, November 17 at 11 AM

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun!  This program is perfect for children ages birth – 5 years old.  This in-person program is held in the children’s library space.


Thanksgiving Food Fest

Saturday, November 20 at 3 PM, Virtual

Wondering what to do with those inevitable Thanksgiving day leftovers?! Chef Rob has some fantastic suggestions that will make quick use of the holiday food and leave your family clamoring for more! Rob will reveal these recipes on Saturday, November 20 at 3 PM on the library’s Facebook page for this Live event.  The following recipes will be made:





Adult Book Club

Saturday, November 20 at 10 AM

The following book has been selected:
  • As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
There are enough copies of this selected title throughout the county libraries that club members should not have any issues securing a copy.  Spread the word to all your book friends and we’ll see you on the 20th for this in-person event!


Evening Storytime

Wednesdays at 7 PM 

Evening Storytime has returned. This is a prerecorded event that posts to the library’s Facebook page on Wednesday evenings. If area adults would like to read two children’s stories, please contact Judy Carr to schedule an appointment to be recorded. Email


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

School Survival Bags for Tweens & Teens

Kick off the school year right! Register for a free School Survival bag, courtesy of the Bradford Library and TRL while supplies last! These reusable bags include school supplies, a book, snacks, and self care items. The Bags are intended for Teens and Tweens 12-18...

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