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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
    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.
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Thank you to our generous Celebration of Library Heroes corporate sponsors:

  • Futures Rehabilitation Center
  • Bradford Area Christian Academy
  • E & M Engineers and Surveyors
  • Minard Run Oil Co.
  • United Way
  • Blaisdell Foundation
    Blaisdell Foundation
  • Just Riding Along
    Just Riding Along
  • State Line Supply Co.
    State Line Supply Co.
  • Stephen Troisi, CPA
    Stephen Troisi, CPA
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • The Bradford Era
    The Bradford Era
  • VFW Post 212
    VFW Post 212
  • Zonta Club
    Zonta Club
  • Kiwanis Club
    Kiwanis Club
  • Allegheny Bradford Corp.
    Allegheny Bradford Corp.
  • Marshall Insurance Services, Inc.
    Marshall Insurance Services, Inc.