The library staff will be off

Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Annual Association Meeting

The Butler Area Public Library's Annual Association Meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

All "My Library" members are invited to attend. If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please RSVP to and the meeting details will be emailed to you the day before the meeting.

Butler Area Public Library COVID-19 UPDATE: 8 Jan 2020


Meeting our community’s informational needs in the safest way possible continues to be our goal. With that in mind, the Butler Area Public Library building will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future, and we will continue to offer “No Contact” services.


The library administration will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, monitoring the rate of infection for the Butler community. Our next update, with a possible change in services, will be released by the end of February.

Our "No Contact" services include the following:

  • Scheduled Curbside Pickups for all Materials

  • Grab and Go Activities

  • Virtual Programs

  • Reference Services such as Copying, Printing, Faxing and Scanning

  • Genealogy Research via Email or Telephone

To learn more about these services please give us a call at 724-287-1715 or email us at

The library staff will be available via phone and email Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10 am-4 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am-6 pm, and Saturdays 9 am-12 pm.

Again, building access, including computer use and in-person genealogy research,

will not be available at this time.


The book drop will continue to be open, and returned materials will continue to be quarantined for 3 days.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library at 724-287-1715.

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 and library use information, please click here.

Current Curbside Hours:

M,W,F : 10AM - 4PM

T & Th : 10AM - 6PM

Sat : 9AM - 12PM


From January 1st to January 31st, Butler Area Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster. We challenge our patrons to read at least 5 books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at At the end there will be a prize drawing with 10 winners. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card to

  • To complete the challenge you must read 5 books, which will earn you 1 entry for the prize drawing.

  • You can also read an additional 5 books for an additional 1 entry each.

  • There are also 8 activity badges, each completed activity earns you an additional entry.

  • If you complete everything you can earn a total of 14 entries for the prize drawing.

You can also download the Beanstack App on your mobile device. You can register and keep track of your reading all from the app.


Encourage others to join in as well by posting your progress on social media with the hashtags #WinterRead2021 and #BooksLikeUs.


If you need any help you can click on the following link to watch our helpful Beanstack Tutorials.


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As of October 2019, we are a designated

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We’re diving into 2021 with January’s finest debut novels from Eley Williams, Mateo Askaripour, Ellery Lloyd and more, plus the best winter thrillers and an extraordinary memoir of magpies and fatherhood.

218 N. McKean Street • Butler, PA 16001 • Phone: 724-287-1715 • Fax: 724-285-5090