Proudly Serving Bradford Since 1924
 
Our Misson
 
* Preserve our history
* Connect with the community
* Enrich the minds of all 

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Bradford Public Library District
111 South Peoria Street (Box 249)
Bradford, Illinois 61421
Phone: 309–897–8400
 
Member, RAILS
Reaching Across Illinois Library System
 
Hours:
Monday & Thursday 10AM to 7PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM to 5PM 
Saturday 9AM to Noon 
Closed Sundays and Holidays 
 

 Sarah Boehm
Director

Nicholas Poignant
Youth Services Librarian

 
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Reaching Across Illinois Library System

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Connect with BPLD!

Facebook

bdford.pld.rsa@gmail.com

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Village of Bradford news & information

Bradford CUSD # 1

Stark County Illinois Info

Caring.com a senior care resource

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Bradford Area Weather

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This site  The Web 

 
 
 

   

 

Library Board

Jerry Johnston, David Atteberry, Barbara Fehr, Hollie Scott, Letitia Leeper, Betty Hoy, Reva Young

Library Policies

 
Upcoming Events

 

In light of the governor's shelter in place directive
The Bradford Public Library will be closed until further notice.

All materials due dates will be extended and materials will not be considered overdue or gather fines while we are closed.
 
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but want to do our part in keeping everyone healthy while in the midst of an uncertain time.
 
Updates will be posted on Facebook, our website and through email.
 
Thank you for understanding. 
 
 Limited Re-Opening
 
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020 we will offer curbside service and delivery.
Patrons may request materials by emailing us at bdford.pld.rsa @ gmail.com or by phone, leaving a message at 309-897-8400.
Pick up hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
After your request is received we will contact you with a pick up time.
Deliveries will be made after 1 p.m. on the days listed above.  Please tell us if you need delivery in your message.
All items will be due June 12 and will be exended if the need arises.  No fines.
 
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Updates for these programs coming soon! 
 Storytime! 
 
 
Family Movie Night 

 
Adventurer's Guild  
Time to go on an adventure! If you've ever been curious about Role Playing Games such as Dungeons & Dragons, this is the perfect time to learn! Join us for an afternoon of collaborative story telling and fantastic adventures from 4 - 6:30 PM!
  
Crafter-day
 
 
Lego Club

 Monarch and Bluestem 2020 Reader's Choice Awards

The Bradford Public Library will be part of statewide voting on which book will win the Illinois State Monarch and Bluestem awards. To participate in the program, students in grades K - 5th can read specially marked books. Stop by the library for more information about which books are award nominees and the prizes awarded for participating!

RSA Library Catalog Search

To view the online catalog, renew materials, place a hold, or check the status
 of your Library Account, click the link above.  Please note that
you will need to get an active password from the librarian in order
 to initiate your account.
 
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You can now research local history thru the website listed.

Click on Bradford Republican Newspapers below to access the site or type
http://bradford.advantage-preservation.com 
in your web browser. 

Bradford Republican Newspapers


 
 

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Be sure to check our Facebook page for storytime videos!
 
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Your library is available 24/7 through our online resources! 
 
 
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RSA Library Catalog Search

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

A Good Neighborhood
~ Therese Ann Fowler
Recipe for a Perfect Wife
~ Karma Brown
Amish Front Porch Stories
~ Wanda Brunstetter
The Sisters Brothers
~ Patrick DeWitt
The Boy from the Woods
~ Harlan Coben
The Time of Jacob's Trouble
~ Donna Vanlier
Girls With No Names
~ Serena Burdick
Sisters by Choice
~ Susan Mallery
The Secret Guests
~ Benjamin Black
The Light After the War
~ Anita Abriel
The Numbers Game
~ Danielle Steel
One Little Lie
~ Colleen Coble
Unknown Valor
~ Martha MacCallum
The Splendid and the Vile
~ Erik Larson
The Little Gardner
~ Julie A. Cerny 
Golden in Death
~ J D Robb
All the Ways We Said Goodbye
~ Beatriz Williams
Light Changes Everything
 ~ Nancy Turner
Big Lies in a Small Town
~ Diane Chamberlain
Westering Women
~ Sandra Dallas
The Secret Guests
~ Benjamin Black 


 

 

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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We are happy to offer two platforms for digital audio and ebooks.
 
Your login information is the same for both platforms and for the library catalog.  If
you do not know your login information, please contact the library and we will be
happy to assist you. 

ALLIANCE DIGITAL MEDIA LIBRARY - Download Audiobooks & eBooks

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

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

Click below and enjoy!

alliance digital media library

 
 
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More ebooks for you to enjoy can be found at
eRead Illinois ~ Axis360 
 
Axis 360 is a digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois Libraries.  Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will enjoy the cloud-based delivery accross a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, Nook, Sony Reader devices, and many more 
 
click below 

eRead Illinois

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Explore More Illinois

...is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at 
museums, visual and performing arts centers,
park districts, and more
around the state.
 
Click on Explore More Illinois above to find out more 
 
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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!

 
 
Happy 10th Anniversary
Bradford Book Club!
est. May 22, 2006 
 
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Don't know what to read next?
Check out  

Fantastic Fiction

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Newspapers Online

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

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The Bradford Public Library Board of Trustees
meet the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
 
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