BRADFORD — Bradford Public Library is pleased to announce a new addition to its library services. The library recently purchased a telescope through the Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club that patrons can take home with them to enjoy. The telescope has been specially altered to make it user -friendly and less likely to break.

Those wishing to borrow the telescope will need to have a valid Bradford Public Library card, a current photo ID, be at least 18 years of age, and will be required to sign a borrower’s agreement. Come in to see a copy of the entire agreement.

Telescope can be checked out from Monday after 12 noon and returned by Thursday before noon, or it can be checked out Thursday after 12 noon and returned no later than Monday before noon.

Many patrons are sure to want to use this awesome new service, so be sure to come in to get your name on the reservation list. Patrons may reserve the telescope for a specific date if they wish to use it for a special occasion or family gathering, or special night sky event such as the recent Perseid meteor shower.

Next time you stop by, be sure to take a look at the telescope, currently on display by the New Books section. Call the library at (937) 448-2612 if you have questions about this new service.