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ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY

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.

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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

Sandy

Administrative Assistant

Tammy

Circulation Clerk

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Tiffany

Youth Services Librarian

Johnna

Information Services Librarian

Maureen

Circulation Clerk

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Margaret

Special Collections Librarian

Linda

Library Assistant

Tristyn

Library Assistant

K. C.

Maintenance

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Peter

Assistant Director

Alice

Circulation Supervisor

Marylee

Circulation Clerk

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LIBRARY BOARD 

Aaron Bonus

President

James Lockhaiser, Jr.

Vice President / Butler Township Representative

Craig Stauffer

Treasurer

Andrea Lyn Boyle

Secretary

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Joe Wendling

Sharon Chernick

BCFLS Representative

Carrie Morgan-Davis

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Maggie Souzer

Friends of the Library Representative

Bob Dandoy

Butler City Representative

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ANNUAL REPORT
Butler Area Public Library - Annual Repo
January 22 - Annual Meeting at 6:00 PM
February 26
March 25
April 22
May 27
June 24
July - No Board Meeting
August - No Board Meeting
September 23
October 28
November - No Board Meeting
December 2

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

― Mark Twain

HOURS & LOCATION
Location
218 N. McKean St. 

Butler, PA 16001

 

Phone: (724) 287-1715

Fax: (724) 285-5090
TTY: (724) 287-1718

Hours
(effective June 29)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday and Thursday:
12pm-6pm
Saturday:
9am-12pm
Sundays:
Closed
EMAIL DEPARTMENTS
Reference Services:
baplreference@bcfls.org
 
Interlibrary Loan Questions:
jmelchiorre@bcfls.org
 
Circulation Inquiries:
baplcirculation@bcfls.org
 
Genealogy Questions:
baplgenealogy@bcfls.org
 
Youth Services:
tharkleroad@bcfls.org
 
Other Questions or Comments:
lhinderliter@bcfls.org
CLOSINGS 2020
January  1: New Year’s Day 
January 20: MLK Jr. Day 
February 17: Presidents' Day
April 10: Good Friday
May 25: Memorial Day
July 3 & 4: Independence Day
September 7: Labor Day
November 11: Veterans Day
November 26: Thanksgiving
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day
December 31: New Year’s Eve
CLOSINGS 2021
January  1: New Year’s Day 
January 18: MLK Jr. Day 
February 15: Presidents' Day
April 2: Good Friday
May 31: Memorial Day
2020 BOARD MEETINGS
All board meetings begin at 6:30 PM
PATRON BEHAVIOR
All library patrons are expected to follow our Appropriate Behavior Policy.

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