March 2020
Story Seekers
Every Monday and Friday
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Calling all Story Seekers!  The Bradford Area Public Library invites families with children ages birth to five to participate in our Story Seekers program every Monday and Friday at 11:00 am. We offer a variety of literacy activities that include reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing! A new story is offered each week with play experiences that encourage active learning and inspire the imagination. Children have opportunities to create their own stories using art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, and music and movement.

During the month of March, Miss Debbie will read stories including Moon Cake , Boo Hoo Moo , Queen Dog , and Never Mail an Elephant .
Evening Storytime
Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00 to 7:00 pm

Don't forget to check out our evening storytime! You are invited to join us for a light story and craft to spark your imagination before bed. On March 4, Miss Mary will read Painting with Pepette , and on March 18, It Came in the Mail . On March 11, Miss Debbie will read Nerdy Birdy, and on March 25, If I Had a Gryphon .
Teen Book Club
Monday, March 16
5:00 to 6:00 pm

The Teen Book Club will gather for a special Monday meeting to discuss Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens, along with Pitt-Bradford students. Participants will discuss the topic of consent.
Juice Box Heroes with Jim Ronan
Wednesday, March 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Preschool and kindergarten age children will play percussion instruments and sing along with Jim Ronan. They will learn about rhythm and sound, sing childhood favorite songs, and maybe even do the Hokey Pokey. That’s what it’s all about!
Creative Share
Monday, March 30
4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Creative Share program is an opportunity for people to share their poems, songs or creative writing with others. Starting in February, we will move the Creative Share program to 4:00 pm. 
Middle Ground Book Club
Thursday, March 5
5:00 to 6:00 pm

Middle Ground Book Club, for students in grades 5-8, meets the first Thursday of every month. This month they will be discussing Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier.
Best Baby Playgroup
Wednesday, March 11
6:00 to 7;00 pm

CARE for Children's Best Baby Playgroup is a free program geared for children from birth to 2 years and their parents. Join us at the library for a short activity, a chance for children to play, and an opportunity to network. You'll see why they call CARE for Children the "Best Baby Playgroup!"

Older children are invited to join the evening storytime, which runs at the same time.
Art Club
Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26
4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Art Club is for children in the 1st through 6th grade. Members study the works of famous artists and create works of art based on those artists. The Art Club is supported in part by a PA Partners in the Art Project Stream Grant awarded by the Elk County Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. With the funding from this grant, the Art Club is able to offer art classes facilitated by local artists. The program is free and open to the public.

In March, local artists Laura Hickey and Julie Mader will lead Art Club. On March 5 and 12, Laura will teach Art Club members about sculptor James Lake, who primarily works with recycled cardboard. Members will learn basic construction techniques and create a small bust based on his work. On March 19 and 26, Julie Mader will showcase the works of artist Jen Stark, and Art Club members will create a colorful drip mural.

Participants must pre-register for this club and space is limited to 15 students.  
Chess Club
Tuesday, March 31
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Do you play chess? We have a club that is just for you. Bob Ferguson of the American Chess School will facilitate the club. Join our recent winners of the WNY Fall Chess Classic for a friendly game of chess and learn from the champions.
Knit Knuts
Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26
1:00 to 3:00 pm

If you are working on knitting projects or just want to learn the basics, join our group of knitters.
The Bradford Area Public Library would not be able to run without the help of volunteers, and we are currently recruiting more! If you have any interest in helping out with day to day library operations, please stop by the library to fill out a volunteer application. Teen volunteers must be older than 13 years of age.

Don't forget to check out the year-round used book sale we have in the lobby of the library! Books are organized alphabetically and by subject matter. Hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents, magazines 10 cents, and CDs and VHS tapes 3 for $1.
We are currently taking donations of current novels by popular fiction authors for the used book sale. Please, nothing moldy, musty, or damaged. You can drop any donations off at the front desk.
67 West Washington Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-6527
Fax: (814) 362-4168
Hours
Monday, Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed