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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

lhinderliter@bcfls.org

Peter

Assistant Director

pbess@bcfls.org

Tiffany

Youth Services Librarian

tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Sandy

Administrative Assistant

shays@bcfls.org

Margaret

Special Collections Librarian

mhewitt@bcfls.org

Johnna

Information Services Librarian

jmelchiorre@bcfls.org

Alice

Circulation Supervisor

abaptiste@bcfls.org

Linda

Library Assistant

lpeifer@bcfls.org

Dianne
Adult Program Coordinator
dmccauley@bcfls.org

Maureen

Circulation Clerk

mbratkovich@bcfls.org

Mary Lee

Circulation Clerk

mhart@bcfls.org

Tristyn

Library Assistant

tparker@bcfls.org

K.C.

Maintenance

LIBRARY BOARD 

Aaron Bonus

President

Joe Wendling

James Lockhaiser, Jr.

Vice President / Butler Township Representative

Sharon Chernick

BCFLS Representative

Craig Stauffer

Treasurer

Carrie Morgan-Davis

Andrew Lyn Boyle

Secretary

Maggie Souzer

Friends of the Library Representative

Bob Dandoy

Butler City Representative

2021 BOARD MEETINGS
All board meetings begin at 6:30 PM
January 27 - Annual Meeting at 6:00 PM *
February 24 *
March 24 *
April 28
May 26
June 23
July - No Board Meeting
August - No Board Meeting
September 22
October 27
November - No Board Meeting
December 1
 * Indicates virtual meetings
ANNUAL REPORT
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“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
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: 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 2021
January  1: New Year’s Day 
January 18: MLK Jr. Day 
February 15: Presidents' Day
April 2: Good Friday
May 31: Memorial Day
July 5: Independence Day
September 6: Labor Day
November 11: Veterans Day
November 25: Thanksgiving
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day
December 31: New Year’s Eve
CLOSINGS 2022
January  1: New Year’s Day 
January 17: MLK Jr. Day 
February 21: Presidents' Day
May 30: Memorial Day

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