“Books That Hook…” Reading Mentor Program


  Teen and adult volunteers are needed for our new “Books That Hook…” reading mentor program for Kindergarten through third graders. There will be a training session for interested teens and adults on several easy to use reading methods that can assist the child with fluency, left to right orientation, sight words and how to […]

“MAKE AND TAKE’ Leather Crafting Project & Workshop


  Mr John Miller, professional leather crafter from West Milton, will be at Bradford Public Library on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm, to teach anyone interested in creating their own leathercraft. This workshop is for middle school age children through adults. Two weeks ago, John came to Bradford Public Library to talk about the […]

Winter Reading Club

Snowman reading web ready

  Bradford Public Library is excited to announce our 2016 Winter Reading Club, “Make Reading Your Winter Sport!” The Club will be open for teens and adults and will run from February 1 thru April 1. Prizes will be awarded at the end…..just in time for Spring! Readers will fill out a book slip with […]


bell download

  The Bradford Public Library would like to thank Mr. Tom Longenecker for the loan of his antique school bell for display in the library.The bell is just one of 6 bells Mr. Longenecker has personally restored. He was able to find the bells at estate sales, auctions and antiques.He has quite a bit of […]

New Items for February

new books

  The following is a list a books and movies new to Bradford Public Library and available in February: *Please note…all items may not be newly published books or movies, just items that are new to our collections! Large Print Westerns: A Man Called Sunday; Charles West Roaring River Magic; Arthur Henry Gooden Night of […]

News for Friends of the Library


  Just a reminder to all Friends of the Bradford Public Library…your 2016 dues are being accepted through February. You may bring your $5.00 in to the library and turn it in at the circulation desk. If you are not currently a member of the Friends of Bradford Public Library and you would like to […]

New Children’s Computer Available….with a Special Update!

awe computer

  ***UPDATE***  With the help of  a generous grant from The Miami County Foundation, we have acquired 2 additional computers for our children. We now offer two AWE children’s computers and we have an AWE tablet loaded with games and activities for Middle Schoolers!  Thanks to The Miami County Foundation for your generosity! Bradford Public […]


display case bells

    Do you have an awesome collection you would like to display at the Bradford Public Library? We have a library display case available to those who wish to share their passion with the public. Some display ideas include: nativity scenes, local crafter contributions, train memorabilia, collectible statuettes and more! Please fill out the […]

New Preschool Story Hour Schedule

story time

  A new session of preschool story hour will begin on January 5 from 11am to noon. The class is for ages 3, 4 & 5 and those who have not yet attended kindergarten. Our teacher, Miss Becky is a licensed Preschool thru grade 3 teacher and works with children on school readiness and skills […]

Light Up the Park 2015

light up the park

  It was chilly and wet outside, but spirits were still high as members of the Bradford commmunity gathered at Bradford Public Library to celebrate the 2nd annual” Light Up the Park.”  BPL Volunteer, Sue Vickroy spoke of her longing to see Iddings Park lit up for Christmas and how wonderful it has been to […]