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About Us

HOURS

Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

Closed Sundays

*Scroll to Bottom of Page for List of Holiday Closings

PHONE

Phone: (724) 287-1715

Fax: (724) 285-5090

TTY: (724) 287-1718

LOCATION

218 N. McKean St.

Butler, PA 16001

Butler Area Public Library's History

On February 16-17, 1894, the Butler Area Public Library was opened by the Literary Club, a group of 123 Butler women. In 1917, the library became the recipient of a grant from Andrew Carnegie, becoming one of the original Carnegie libraries. With funds from the Carnegie grant, the Butler Area Public Library opened at its present location, 218 N. McKean Street, in 1921.

 

The library underwent major renovations in 1966 and 2003. Since then, and thanks to a number of generous estate gifts, we were able to add a new roof to the library. We also created a new music center and renovated our young adult area. In addition, we built a new sun room and outdoor courtyard. All these physical changes allow us to serve our members better and to fulfill our mission in the community.

Learn more about our 125+ year history here.

 

Through the years, thousands of area residents have discovered the beauty of literature, the significance of history, the power of technology, and the value of all other subjects that tell their stories here.

 

The Butler Area Public Library is a community information center with a wide range of resources. We are the headquarters library in the Butler County Federated Library System and serve as the county-wide resource for library services.

Library Staff

Lori

Executive Director

lhinderliter@bcfls.org

Sandy

Administrative Assistant

shays@bcfls.org

Alice

Circulation Supervisor

abaptiste@bcfls.org

Maureen

Circulation Clerk

mbratkovich@bcfls.org

Peter

Assistant Director

pbess@bcfls.org

Anita

Information Services Manager

abowser@bcfls.org

Linda

Library Assistant

lpeifer@bcfls.org

Mary Lee

Circulation Clerk

mhart@bcfls.org

Tiffany

Youth Services Librarian

tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Dianne

Adult Services Manager

dmccauley@bcfls.org

Liz

Information Services Assistant

lprada@bcfls.org

K.C.

Custodian

Email Departments

Reference Services

baplreference@bcfls.org

Circulation Inquiries

baplcirculation@bcfls.org

Youth Services

tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Interlibrary Loan Questions

dmccauley@bcfls.org

Genealogy Questions

baplgenealogy@bcfls.org

Other Questions or Comments

lhinderliter@bcfls.org

Library Board & Meetings

Aaron Bonus

President

Bob Dandoy

Butler City Representative

James Lockhaiser, Jr.

Vice President / Butler Township Representative

Maggie Souzer

Friends of the Library Representative

Craig Stauffer

Treasurer

Vacant

Secretary

Joe Wendling

Carrie Morgan-Davis

Brian Farrington

2023 BOARD MEETINGS

All board meetings begin at 6:30 PM
January 26 - Annual Meeting at 6:00 PM 
February 23 
March 30 
April 27
May 25

June 22
July - No Board Meeting
August - No Board Meeting
September 28
October 26
November 30

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS 2023

January  2: New Year’s Day Observed
January 16: MLK Jr. Day 
February 8: Staff In-Service 
February 20: Presidents' Day
April 7: Spring Holiday
May 29: Memorial Day
June 19: Juneteenth & Staff In-Service
July 4: Independence Day
September 4: Labor Day
October 9: Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day & Staff In-Service
November 10: Veterans' Day Observed
November 23: Thanksgiving Day
December 23-25: Winter Holidays
December 30: New Year's Eve

ANNUAL REPORT

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