The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28

in observance of Thanksgiving

We will reopen on Friday, November 29 at 8 am

We are a Gold Star Library!

In October 2019, the Butler Area Public Library became one of only 107 libraries in Pennsylvania to be awarded a Gold Star by PA Forward and the Pennsylvania Library Association for promoting five essential literacies aimed at enhancing the overall quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens.  

The Butler Area Public Library supports the Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward which was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:

With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.

Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries are the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.  The Butler Area Public Library regularly integrates PA Forward's literacies into their programming and community events.

By meeting benchmarks within the bronze, silver and gold star levels of the PA Forward initiative, the Butler Area Public Library is recognized by its peers as a library which provides exceptional service and serves as an incredible resource for this area.    The library is one of only two libraries to earn this level of certification in Butler County.

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As of October 2019, we are a designated PA Forward Gold Star Library


1894  * A Year of Celebration  *   2019

Celebrating 125 Years

starting in February and all throughout the year

From humble roots in a rented room on W. Jefferson St. to our modern building on N. McKean, the library has been a vital part of the Butler community for 125 years.

Join us a for events and programs from now until the end of the year.

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

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