Proudly Serving Bradford Since 1924


Bradford Public Library District
111 South Peoria Street (Box 249)
Bradford, Illinois 61421
Phone: 309–897–8400
Member, RAILS
Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Monday—Thursday 10AM to 7PM
Friday 10AM to 5PM 
Saturday 9AM to Noon 
Closed Sundays and Holidays 
 Sarah Boehm, Director
Cinda Scott, Children's Librarian 

Reaching Across Illinois Library System


ALLIANCE DIGITAL MEDIA LIBRARY - Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Browse, Check Out, Download....enjoy!  

 Listen to titles on your computer, transfer to suported devices., or burn to a CD

Click below and enjoy!

alliance digital media library


RSA Library Catalog Search

To view the online catalog, renew materials, or check the status
 of your Library Account, click the link above.  Please note that
you have to get an active password from the librarian in order
 to initiate your account.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES Wilson's Direct Periodicals Search Engine

Wilson Select Plus provides an online index, abstracts, and the full text
of over 1.5 million records from 2,393 quality periodicals.  It is updated
weekly and has coverage from 1994 to the present. 
For home access, ask your librarian for the authorization number and password.

Newspapers Online

Newspapers from every state in the United States and many regions around the world.

Stark County Information

Bradford Area Weather

This site  The Web 

The digitization of the Bradford Republican Newspaper is complete!
Many thanks to all who donated to this important historical project.
You can now research local history thru the website listed.

Click on Bradford Republican Newspapers below to access the site or type 
in your web browser. 

Bradford Republican Newspapers


The Bradford Public Library District is working with the Stark County Genealogical Society, the Stark County Historical Society, and the Toulon Public Library to get all issues of the Bradford Republican Newspaper, the Stark County News and the Prairie Times digitized and accessible free of charge on the Bradford and Toulon library websites. 

These old weekly newspapers covering Stark County's small rural communities are gold mines of historical and genealogical information.  The cost to digitize each roll of microfilm is $90.  In total Bradford has 45 rolls and Toulon has 70.  Please consider purchasing one roll to be digitized with a $90 donation.  Of course, we welcome donations of any amount to help offset costs.

Donations for the digitization of the Bradford Republican Newspaper can be sent to:

Friends of the Bradford Public Library

PO Box 249

Bradford, IL 61421


Donations for the digitization fo the Stark County News can be sent to:

Friends of the Toulon Public Library

617 E. Jefferson St.

Toulon, IL  61483








New Fiction
The Beekeeper's Ball ~ Susan Wiggs
Nine Lives to Die ~ Rita Mae Brown
Invisible ~ James Patterson
Stars Go Blue ~ Laura Pritchett
Nantucket Sisters ~ Nancy Thayer
All Fall Down ~ Jennifer Weiner
One Plus One ~ Jojo Moyes
Faceoff ~ David Baldacci
For All Time ~ Jude Deveraux


The Breakfast Club

meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:30 am - we read a short story together and discuss it.  And of course the coffee pot is on and a lite breakfast is available.

Join Us!

Book Club

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00 pm ~ Everyone is welcome!



The Bradford Public Library Board of Trustees
meet the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Library Board

Library Policies

Children's Library

Does your child have a library card??

In order for your child (ages under 17) to use the public library computers they must have a library card signed by their parent/guardian.

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