Library Card Sign Up Month
Stop by the Bradford Area Public Library during the month of September to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Signing up for a card gives you access to the Bradford Library's physical and digital collections of more than 61,000 print, audio, and video materials. Just call the library at 814-362-6527 to set up an appointment time, and make sure to bring photo ID and current proof of address.
Libraries Rock!
We will be going Live for another 'Libraries Rock!' virtual concert with T.R. McKotch!
T.R. is a Jamestown, NY based drummer, percussionist and educator. He has worked with members of both The 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root. T.R. currently co-owns and operates several music schools in WNY and WPA and teaches drums and percussion at Jamestown Community College.  T.R. will unite with former drum ensemble members and expects to play several West African, Haitian and Afro-Caribbean arrangements!
We are also working with local music minister, John Kearns, to bring a variety of musical styles to our viewers. John is a classically trained musician, skilled on the piano, keyboards and guitar. John is the music minister for Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and is currently engaged in seminary studies. John anticipates playing a mix of Christian, Classical and New Age Classical music. Viewers may get treated to a song he wrote. 
Date and Time: TBA
Let's Write A Story
The Sun-Dance-Kids Farm, owned by Michael Morton, is uniting with the library to bring, "Let's Write A Story." Interested youth can contribute to the creation of a new story! The library will post different pictures of Mr. Morton's adorable animals on the library's Facebook page throughout the week, beginning on September 28. Youth are asked to write a few sentences inspired by each picture in the comments section of each post. Library Director, Ms. Love, will select from the submitted sentences, to weave a brand new unique story.
My Grama's Garden
The story walk - scavenger hunt that began on August 12, ends on September 12. Complete the story walk activity packet and create a garden-inspired drawing by the end date and get entered into the drawing to win an autographed copy of My Grama's Garden. A random participant may also win a $20 Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Completed activity packets and drawings can be submitted in the library's book drop.
To register, call the library at 814-362-6527 or email:
Mark Your September Calendar
The Test Kitchen
Chef, Rob Scott will be joining us virtually on September 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a Facebook Live event! He will be dishing up an amazing recipe for Pumpkin Pie scones that will fill our kitchens with the wonderful scents of fall! Watch our social media posts for more updates concerning this event.

The Test Kitchen is a new, biweekly program. We will find the recipes, prepare the food and then rate the dish! Bring your appetite!

Every Quilt Tells A Story
Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden, will be sharing quilting information and anecdotes. 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. This will be a prerecorded presentation and is tentatively slated to post to our Facebook page on September 22. More information will be forthcoming.

Summer Reading Program

The Children's Summer Reading program has concluded and the top readers in four age groups [birth - 5 yrs., 1st - 3rd grade, 4th - 6th grade, and teens] were notified by email of their winning status. Youth who were contacted are reminded to call the library to schedule a pick up time to obtain their prize. Congratulations to all of the youth whose combined efforts resulted in 4,427 books having been read this summer!!
We have published two editions 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.
Let's Mix It Up
Here is the perfect pairing for a Friday happy hour! In our new biweekly program, Let’s Mix It Up, we will explore the art of mixology, cocktails and anecdotes from various authors, playwrights and some of their notable characters.
This program is prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website.
Your Turn

Do you have a suggestion for a future program? Please, drop us a line as we would love to hear from you!

Tales From The Shadows

Coming in October! Are you in the mood for a spine-tingling story? Local author, Bill Robertson will read a haunting tale that may include a specter or two! Discover the inspiration for some of his spooky stories and receive some pointers for writing in the horror genre. Tales From the Shadows will be prerecorded and posted to our Facebook page and website. Don't watch it alone! This program is not intended for our young patrons.
Teen Book Club

Middle Ground Book Club
The Kingdom of Back

Nannerl Mozart was born with a gift for music. But she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. As a young woman in 18th century Europe, that means composing is forbidden to her. Once she reaches marriageable age, she must cease performing.

But, will magic enable her to realize her musical dream or will society continue to dictate how she is to live her life?

The Teen Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information email:

Lacey Chu is a girl who codes. She has dreamed of working for the biggest tech firm in the world and the company behind the "baku"―a "pet" with all the capabilities of a smartphone. But Lacey is rejected by the school that promises that future.

With the help of a cat-shaped baku she calls Jinx, Lacey somehow gets into her dream school. But Jinx is different than other bakus...He seems real.

Middle Ground Book Club meet on the first Tuesday of every month. For more information email:
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!
Juice Box Heroes
Join Jim Ronan for music and fun, every 3rd Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for Juice Box Heroes! This is a virtual event held via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom link/password, email:
Creative Share
This program can meet virtually the final Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. If interested, 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 Thursday at 12:00 p.m. for this biweekly program. We complete a variety of craft projects with materials easily found at home. Along the way, you may discover a new hobby! "Upcycle This!" is a prerecorded 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 website.