JULY 2020
4th of July Holiday Weekend
Curbside pickup services will conclude at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3. There will be no service on Saturday, July 4th.
Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day holiday!
Business Services

We are offering limited business services via curbside service, including copying, faxing, and scanning to email. To minimize cash handling, the library is taking donations for these services instead of charging specific prices per copy, and library staff will not be giving back change. All patrons at the library for business services must wear a mouth- and nose-covering mask.

Patrons can request business services in one of two ways:

1) Submit a request via email at info@bradfordlibrary.org . Please include in the email your full name, the attached documents for printing, how many copies you need, and if your printed documents need to be faxed. BAPL staff will print the documents exactly as they are attached to the email. Staff will not make changes or edits to submissions.
Patrons will receive an email to set up a pickup time when your printed documents are ready. Ring the doorbell and a BAPL staff member will bring you your documents, and take your donation.
2) Place a walk-up request . Ring the doorbell, and set your documents on the table. A BAPL staff member will take your documents – let them know how many copies you need, or if your documents needs to be faxed or scanned. Please maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet, and do NOT hand documents directly to library staff. Your documents and/or copies will be returned and you can give your donation at that time.

Adult Summer Reading

Register now through July 5th to participate in the Adult Summer Reading program. 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!
Participants can begin
logging and tracking their books on July 6.
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 marketing@bradfordlibrary.org. Please send your submission using this format: "Firstname_Lastname
Libraries Rock
We kicked off the summer season on June 27th, with a Facebook Live acoustic performance by the band, inTwo. Continue to check our social media to see who may be performing next in July!!
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

Are you a singer, dancer, painter, photographer, comedian or writer? Local youth (preschool - 12th grade) can showcase their talent this summer! Registration will take place July 13 - July 20 and contestants can submit their video (3 minute or less) or picture of their creative work by July 31st. A panel of independent judges will select winners in the following age brackets:
  • Preschool
  • 1 - 3 Grade
  • 4 - 6 Grade
  • 7 - 12 Grade
Submitted acts for the Talent Show will be posted to our Facebook page for the public's enjoyment.
Teen & Tween Summer Art Program

This program is made possible by the Teen Reading Lounge grant. Local artist, Laura Hickey will use a variety of media to create amazing pieces of art during this 6-week program that begins
July 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Youth who registered by June 26, will receive project materials to use when creating their works of art.

The Amazing Ascent of the Computer

Fifty years ago, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus, introduced IBM's 1130 to the community. This was a standalone computer system, designed to afford students a hands-on introduction to computer usage. In this program, see the quick ascent of the computer and its widespread use in all industries as well as in our homes. We will explore the computer's history and catch a glimpse of what the future may hold. Join, UPB adjunct professor, Jeremy Callinan for this interesting virtual presentation that will be delivered in late July. The selected date will be announced in future social media posts as well as eblasts.
Virtual Art Programs

Artist, Julie Mader is 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.
Thousands of books are easily accessible and only a few 'clicks' away! Visit Overdrive and download eBooks and Audiobooks. You can also download the Libby app to any device and take your library with you! Perfect for summer road trips and afternoons at the beach!
Curbside pickup is here! Patrons have three ways that library materials can be requested:
Imagine Your Story with the Bradford Library! For the past three weeks, participants registered in the library's summer reading program, have been exploring folklore, fairy tales and mythology. Thus far, participating youth have read well over 1,000 books! The library urges local youth to continue to track their reading and submit art projects through August 14. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize!
Summer Reading Workshops
Local youth are also engaging in art projects that are associated with the library's summer reading program. Thus far, they have created giants, gnomes, mermen and mermaids. Youth are able to pick up 'grab-n-go' craft bags from the library, or simply use materials that they have at home to create each week's craft.
To obtain a library craft bag, call the library at 814-362-6527.
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 youth@bradfordlibrary.org

See you there!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge  is a library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to your infant, toddler, or preschooler builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten.  In as little as 15 minutes a day , families can build the skills for future school and life success.
Register:  create an account on  Beanstack  (Child readers are added to the parent's account.) Once you are registered, you can select the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge to participate in.
Creative Share
If you'd like to join a Zoom meeting on Monday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. then email: marketing@bradfordlibrary.org 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!