Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday Closed

Virtual Art for Adults:  This is a 9-week program, beginning June 19, that will explore color theory and will be taught by local artist Julie Mader.   A link to Julie's lessons will be posted on the library's Facebook page.  Registered participants will receive a free coloring book and colored pencils, that can be used to employ the techniques taught by Julie.  This project was made possible through the AIE partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Elk County Council on the Arts.   Interested patrons are asked to register in advance, as the library has a limited quantity of art supplies to be made available.  Register for this event by emailing marketing@bradfordlibrary.org or calling the library at 814-362-6527.

  • Week #1  Color Wheel                       --  Password is:  Read More
  • Week #2  Cool vs. Warm Colors        -- Password is:  Read More
  • Week #3  Exploring Color Harmony  -- Password is: Read More
  • Week #4  Tints, Tones and Shades   -- Password is:  Read More

Virtual Art Program for Children:  Join the new virtual art program made just for kids! This project is made possible through the AIE partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Elk County Council on the Arts. Sessions will be prerecorded and posted to the library's Facebook page beginning June 16. The age breakdown is as follows: Tuesday: birth-kindergarten, Wednesday: 1st-3rd grade, Thursday: 4th-6th grade. Projects will use basic art supplies that can be purchased at any dollar store. While registration is not mandatory, those whom do register will be afforded art supplies from the library. To register call the library at 814-362-6527 or email youth@bradfordlibrary.org.  Please provide the child(ren)'s name(s) and age(s), as the projects and materials are age specific.   


Libraries Rock:  Join us as we celebrate music!  We will be featuring new, up-and-coming singers and bands from our community; as well as those whom are well known in the industry.  


Coffee with a Curator:  Do you love history and learning new things?  This feature will explore the interesting history of artifacts found in the collections of our area museums.  Presentations are pre-recorded and will post to the BAPL's Facebook page.  There is no need to register.  Just bring your coffee and tune in beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. This will be a biweekly program.


"Upcycle This!"  Are you looking for a way to repurpose some items you have at home?  Tune in to BAPL's Facebook page every Thursday at 2:00 p.m for a pre-recorded episode.  Projects are fun, easy, and cost effective!  Along the way, you just may discover a new hobby.


Creative Share:  Do you write (stories, poems, etc.) or compose music?  Then maybe you would be interested in meeting with other like-minded individuals via a Zoom meeting during the last Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m.  Register for this by emailing marketing@bradfordlibrary.org and you will be given a special link and password for the upcoming session.

Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday 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.