What We Do
We exist to provide the resources to inform, educate and enrich our community in a way that demonstrates life-long learning. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.
Marty Wilder * McKean County Commissioner
"This library is more than a museum of books. It's a community center, a place to learn, a place to bring people together. A place that's alive and growing. And it's the first line of defense against book banners and censors, insuring our ability as a free people to think for ourselves."
Our Impact This Year
We have taken significant steps forward in several key areas:
- Expanded Digital Services: Despite financial constraints, we have continued to expand our digital resources and services, ensuring that our community members have access to e-books and magazines, virtual programs, and other valuable online resources.
- Diverse Programming: BAPL has consistently offered a diverse range of programs, including book clubs, educational workshops, author visits, and social opportunities for all ages and interests.
- Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations: Collaborating with local organizations and stakeholders, the Seneca District of Libraries, and state and national partners, has opened up creative ways to strengthen our connections and leverage additional resources.