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

Village of Bradford news & information

This site  The Web 

National Library Week
April 12 - 18, 2015
 Stop in each day for a different activity &
at the end of the week get a prize!
Be sure to stop in and put in your guess for "How Many Books Are in the Bag?"
1 prize will be awarded for the guess that is the closest without going over. 

New Fiction
 Miracle at Augusta
~James Patterson
Inside the O'Briens
~Lisa Genova 
The Fifth Gospel
~Ian Caldwell
At the Water's Edge
~Sara Gruen
The Stranger
~Harlen Coben
A Spool of Blue Thread
~Ann Tyler
Mrs. Grant & Madame Jule
~Jennifer Chiaverini 

It's simple and doable!
12 books
12 different categories
12 months (or sooner)
This list will bend to fit your "to be read list', but it will also challenge you to explore new territory, revisit old favorites, and finally read those books you been putting off.
Simply read books in the listed categories
Write down the title and author and category represented
Turn your list into the library when you are finished
Be entered in a drawing to win a GREAT prize.
1 - a book you've been meaning to read
2 - a book published this year
3 - a book in a genre you don't typically read
4 - a book from your childhood
5 - a book your mom loved
6 - a book "everyone" has read but you
7 - a book you chose because of the cover
8 - a book by your favorite author
9 - a book that became a movie
10 - a book recommended by a friend
11 - a book you should have read in high school
12 a book that is currently on the bestseller list 


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 DVDs
Song One
Theory of Everything
Before I go to Sleep
Beyond the Lights
The Imitation Game  
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Big Hero 6
The Song
The Judge 
Downton Abbey Season 5
Olive Kitteridge


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.

Stop in today!

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