More than 60,000 titles are
included in the nonfiction and fiction collections. Adult fiction
includes Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Westerns. Videos and
audios include films and fiction books as well as a wide variety of
nonfiction. The library has large print books in
fiction and nonfiction.
A full service Children's
library for infants through middle school is located in the lower
level. Preschool story hours and elementary programs are scheduled
throughout the year. A Summer Reading Program is held annually. The
collection includes picture books, graded readers,
juvenile fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines,
parent/teacher collection, videos and audios.
There are three Internet computers and two literacy workstations
filled with learning games available in the Youth Services
department for use by children.
Young Adult The Young Adult (YA)
collection includes fiction books and various magazines. This
collection is located on the main level of the library.
County Library Outreach
Located in the Bradford
Memorial Library lower level. Outreach staff distribute large print
books and senior activity materials, including Alzheimer/Dementia
therapy activities, to senior centers, hospitals, assisted living
centers, nursing homes, and other designated Outreach sites
throughout Butler County.
The Clymer room is a
public meeting room in the lower level of the library. There is a
kitchenette available. The room holds up to 100 people. Reservations
must be made in advance. A deposit is required and will be refunded
if the room is left in good order. The deposit is in addition to the
room fees. Library policy does not accommodate meeting room
use for religious services and classes, weddings, family reunions,
private parties, or dances.
Library cards are free but
the individual must fill out an application card. The applicant must
have a photo ID and provide proof of current address and social
security number if their driver's license is out-of-state. A driver's license is preferred. Children under the
age of 18 must have a parent, guardian or other adult sign as the
Magazines and Newspapers
The library has subscriptions to
about 100 magazines and newspapers.
Used Books and Magazines
available year round. Donations are also accepted for the
annual book sale held by the
Friends of the Library.
Interlibrary Loan is available to all
patrons in good standing. The purpose is to obtain books or other
materials not owned by Bradford Memorial Library from other libraries.
Through reciprocal agreements we are able to obtain most materials for
free. However, the patron is responsible for any charges incurred.
Lost materials, damaged materials, and overdue fines are the
responsibility of the patron.
Interlibrary loans are sent through
the US mail or courier, so it may take 3-14 days for your item to arrive. Please keep this
in mind when making your request.
Request forms may be picked up at the
circulation desk in the library. One form should be filled out for each
request. After completing the request form, turn it in at the
circulation desk. If you have any questions you may call or
Return borrowed materials to the circulation desk.
Many lending libraries will not make Interlibrary Loan renewals, so we
cannot accept requests for renewals. Failure to return material by
the due date will jeopardize future ILL borrowing privileges and result
in overdue fines on the patron's record.
Kansas Library Catalog is a searchable
database that contains holdings from libraries across Kansas.
Many other library holdings are available on the Internet.
Kansas State Library Card
can obtain a Kansas State Library Card free from the library.
The patron must be a Kansas resident and must provide proof of such.
The Kansas State Library card provides access to magazine databases
on the Internet. The card is free and there are no annual
costs for the card or database services.
drop is located on the west side of the library for your
convenience. The book drop is emptied several times during
library hours. There is also an audio/visual materials return
in the side of the building just before you get to the book return
for returning those audios, videos, CDs and DVDs.
Internet computers are available with Microsoft Office software.
Sessions are 30 minutes long but extended time may be available
depending on demand. Printed pages are 10 cents apiece; color
pages are $1.00 each.
machine is available. The cost is 10 cents per page,
pages are $1.00 each.
is available on a limited basis.
Last updated: March 2011
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