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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

Linda

Library Assistant

lpeifer@bcfls.org

Peter

Assistant Director

pbess@bcfls.org

Anita

Information Services Manager

abowser@bcfls.org

Tiffany

Youth Services Librarian

tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Dianne

Adult Services Manager

dmccauley@bcfls.org

Cheryl

Information Services Assistant

cferraro@bcfls.org

Liz

Circulation Services Assistant

lprada@bcfls.org

Mary Lee

Circulation Clerk

mhart@bcfls.org

Maureen

Circulation Clerk

mbratkovich@bcfls.org

Lori

Circulation Clerk

lyoung@bcfls.org

K.C.

Custodian

Email Departments

Circulation Inquiries

baplcirculation@bcfls.org

Youth Services

tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Information Services

baplreference@bcfls.org

Interlibrary Loan Questions

lprada@bcfls.org

Other Questions or Comments

lhinderliter@bcfls.org

Library Board & Meetings

Vacant

President

Vacant

Vice President / Butler Township Representative

David Pinson

Treasurer

Carrie Morgan-Davis

Secretary

Maggie Souzer

Friends of the Library Representative

Bob Dandoy

Butler City Representative

Brian Farrington

Yogi Samuels


Greg Sloan


Christine Shippos

2024 BOARD MEETINGS

All board meetings begin at 6:30 PM
January 24 - Annual Meeting at 6:00pm; Board Meeting at 6:30pm
February 28 
March 27 
April 24
May 22
June 26
July - No Board Meeting
August - No Board Meeting
September 25
October 23
December 4

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS 2023

December 25-26: Winter Holidays
December 30: New
Year's Eve

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS 2024

January 1 – New Year’s Day Observed

January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 19 - Presidents’ Day
March 29 – Good Friday
May 27 – Memorial Day
June 19th - Juneteenth
July 4 – Independence Day
September 2 – Labor Day

October 14 - Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day
November 11 – Veterans’ Day Observed
November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 31 – New Year’s Eve

ANNUAL REPORT

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