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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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.
 
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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

 


 

 
 
NEW BOOKS 

The Warning ~ James Patterson
The Dearly Beloved ~ Cara Wall
Contraband ~ Stuart Woods
The Winemaker's Wife ~ Kristin Harmel
The Loyal One ~ Shelley Shepard Gray
The Oysterville Sewing Circle ~ Susan Wiggs
Outfox ~ Sandra Brown
The Nickel Boys ~ Colson Whitehead
Careful What You Wish For ~ Hallie Ephron
Nottingham ~ Nathan Makaryk
One Good Deed ~ David Baldacci
The Lager Queen of Minnesota ~ J. Ryan Stradal
The Inn ~ James Patterson 
Summer of '69 ~ Elin Hilderbrand
 Queen Bee ~ Dorothea Benton Frank
Drawing Home ~ Jamie Brenner
Courting Mr. Lincoln ~ Louis Bayard
The Summer Cottage ~ Shipman
The Tubman Command ~ Elizabeth Cobbs
The Overdue Life of Amy Blyer ~ Kelly Harms


NEW DVDS

The Public
Shazam
Breakthrough
Poms
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Jamestown - Season 3
Marvel's Avengers Endgame
Unplanned 




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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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Purchase your copy of
 
Darlene's Silver Streak and The Bradford Model T Girls
by John G. Butte
 
 $19.95 

 
 

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Youth Services
Fall Program Schedule
(Add us on Snapchat @ bpldyouth)
 
 
 
 Storytime! 
Come in and join us for a few fun stories and a craft every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM!
 
August 21st - Opposites
August 28th - National Bow Tie Day
 September 4 - National Wildlife Day
September 11th - Celebrating Libraries
September 18th - Honey and Bees
September 25th - Shel Silverstein
October 2nd - I'm Me, and That's Okay!
October 9th - Bring Your Teddy Bear to the Library Day
October 16th - National Dictionary Day
October 23rd - National Boston Creme Pie Day 
 
 

Family Game Night
Come join us on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:00 PM as we have a fun filled evening of board games and pizza! You can either try out one of our games, or feel free to bring one of your favorites from home! Shareable food welcome! 
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Permission slips are available for children 14 and under to attend without a parent or guardian at the main desk.
 
Friday, August 30th
 
Friday, September 13th
 
Friday, October 11th
 
Friday, November 22nd 
  
 
 
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 on Thursdays from 4 - 7 PM!
 
Thursday, September 19th
 
Thursday, October 10th
 
Thursday, November 14th
 
 
 
Youth Advisory Group
Open to all area youth! This is your opportunity to have a say in what kind of programs the library offers and what books, movies, and more that we add to our collection! Join us on Mondays at 4:15 PM to discuss the future of your library!
 
Monday, August 19th
 
Monday, September 23rd
 
Monday, October 14th
 
Monday November 11th 
 
 
PokéMonday
For over 20 years Pokémon has been a global favorite of children of all ages. Come into the Bradford Library on special Mondays and get together with like minded fans! Whether you love the Games, the Cards, the Manga, the Anime & Movies, Pokémon Go, or all of the above, this is your chance to relax and discuss all things Pokémon. And for you Pokémon Go fans, the Library is sitting on two Pokéstops and there is a good chance a pair of Lure Modules will be dropped during the program!
 
Monday, August 26th
 
Monday, September 30th
 
Monday, October 21st
 
Monday, November 25th 
 
 
Crafter-day
A new program for ages 10+ starting in July, join us on select Saturdays at 12:15 PM to take part in a fun and engaging craft activity!
 
Saturday, August 17th
 
Saturday, September 28th
 
Saturday, October 26th
 
Saturday, November 23rd 
 
 
 

 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!

Youth Art Gallery
Attention all aspiring artists!
We will be putting on a Youth Art Gallery in October to showcase all the amazingly talented and creative young people in the community! For more information about the categories and how to submit your art, stop by the library! All submissions will need to be in by the end of September, so don't waste any time! 


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 

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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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 suported 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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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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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 6:15 p.m.
 
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