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 

Join us for a morning of family fun when author Sandy Miller reads her book "Little Twig" and signs copies of the book on October 25, 2014.  The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level of the library.
Hope shines brightly within the pages of "Little Twig."  Though lacking strength from an unexpected calamity, a broken and frightened little oak twig finds friendship and worth he never imagined possible.  In joyful rhyme and with radiant issustrations, this tender tale captures the sweet affection and playfulness between a child and the world outside.  Join us as we celebrate this wonderful story and create your own special Little Twig Craft! 


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









New Fiction
Big Little Lies ~ Liane Moriarty
The River ~ Beverly Lewis
The Long Way Home ~ Louise Penny
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good ~ Jan Karon
Festive in Death ~ J.D. Robb
Eye of Heaven ~ Clive Cussler
Small Blessings ~ Martha Woodroff
Love Letters ~ Debbie Macomber
Edge of Eternity ~ Ken Follett
Angels Walking ~ Karen Kingsbury


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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