Libraries Rock!
We will be going Live for another 'Libraries Rock!' virtual concert this month with Marshmellow Overcoat ! This is an event you do not want to miss! Marshmellow Overcoat is one of the most sought-after bands in the Southern Tier. With over 300 original and cover songs in their repertoire, they are able to keep people dancing and singing. Tyler, Dave, Allen and Anthony bring musical techniques from the sixties and seventies, while blending modern and alternative rock for their own distinct style.
Date and Time: TBA
Story Walk
If your family is looking for something to do, then we have the perfect activity planned for you! The Bradford Library along with the Bradford Chamber of Commerce challenge you to a scavenger hunt! We have created a story walk of “My Grama's Garden”. This book was written by local author, Pat Drummond (Colley), and illustrated by her daughter, Denise Drummond. Tune into our Facebook page to enjoy Pat reading the story aloud on August 10! The story walk - scavenger hunt kicks off on August 12 and lasts through September 12. Registered participants will have an opportunity to win an autographed book as well as other prizes. For more information, watch for our social media posts as well as updates on the library's website. To register, call the library at 814-362-6527 or email:
Mark Your September Calendar
Hungry For Something Different?
Chef, Rob Scott will be joining us virtually in September, and he will be dishing up some amazing recipes! Watch our social media posts for more updates concerning this event.
Every Quilt Tells A Story
Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden, will be bringing us a September program. We will explore some of the earliest quilts created while also identifying some of the various quilting patterns used when making these works of art. More information will be forthcoming.
The library is now open to the public by appointment only, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Patrons will have access to the full collection and public computers, but will not have access to meeting rooms, study and lounge furniture, toys and puzzles, or magazines and newspapers.
For the health and safety of library personnel and patrons, appointments are limited to 20 minutes, with only eight (8) individuals admitted at a time.
Easily schedule an appointment by calling 814-362-6527. Visit our website for more details.
Curbside pickup is here! Patrons have three ways that library materials can be requested:

Adult Summer Reading

The Adult Summer Reading program concludes on August 21! Complete any six challenges of your choice and you'll be entered into our raffle to win a $50 Amazon Gift card! Complete all ten challenges and you earn a second raffle entry!
There is only a few weeks left to log your books. Need a little help? Audio books count too!
We have published the first edition of our Zine. Thank you to everyone who contributed! We plan to publish on a monthly basis and ask area residents to continue emailing their creative works.
Submissions can include, but are not limited to art, writing, photography, woodworking, gardening, recipes, etc. Please ensure that your submission is appropriate for public viewing and send your work to . Please send your submission using this format: "Firstname_Lastname
Coffee with a Curator
This is a prerecorded series that is posted to our Facebook page on a biweekly basis on Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M. See interesting artifacts from the Bradford Landmark Society's collection and hear their story! Previous videos can be viewed on the library's website also.

Youth Talent Show

We are so grateful for the fifteen youth who participated in the talent show! The gift of their talent and creativity was enjoyed by many throughout the community. We will be announcing the winners on August 10. Individuals can schedule a curbside pickup time to receive their prize. Visit our Facebook page and Instagram account to see all the talent show entries [originally posted from 7/27-8/1].
Teen & Tween Summer Art Program

This program was made possible by the Teen Reading Lounge grant. Local artist, Laura Hickey has been using a variety of media to create amazing pieces of art during this 6-week program, which is slated to conclude on August 13. Youth are encouraged to submit their work to the library's Zine [online magazine].

Virtual Art Programs

Artist, Julie Mader has been providing virtual lessons on a weekly basis to interested individuals. The library posts links to Julie's lessons on the library's Facebook page and website. This 9-week offering for adults, is made possible through the AIE partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Elk County Council on the Arts. Julie is also providing lessons to area youth registered in the library's summer reading program. We encourage all individuals to submit projects to our Zine!
Teen Book Club
Middle Ground Book Club
The book selected for August will have teens asking:

"Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?"

There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.
J inxed is the perfect middle grade book for kids who are passionate about technology and coding.

Lacey Chu is a girl who codes. She has always dreamed of working as an engineer for MONCHA, the biggest tech firm in the world and the company behind the "baku"―a customizable "pet" with all the capabilities of a smartphone. But Lacey is rejected by the elite academy that promises that future.

One night, Lacey comes across the broken form of a highly advanced baku. She repairs the cat-shaped baku she calls Jinx, and somehow gets her into her dream school. But Jinx is different than any other baku ...He seems real.
Virtual Story Time
Check in every Monday and Friday at 11:00 AM to hear a new story and spend some time with Miss Debbie and Miss Judy. Each story time requires a new code, so make sure your child is registered by simply emailing

See you there!
Let's Hear From You
Do you have a suggestion for a future program? Please, drop us a line as we would love to hear from you!

Creative Share
If you'd like to join a Zoom meeting on Monday, August 31 at 4:00 p.m. then email: and a special link/password will be shared with you. We'd love to hear what you've been doing!
Upcycle This!

Join us every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. as we complete simple craft projects with materials easily found at home. Along the way, you just may discover a new hobby! "Upcycle This!" is a pre-recorded video that is posted to 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 websit.