How can you help your Butler Area Public Library?



Without the support of you, patrons and donors, the library would not be able to supply the community with the highest quality material and most recent resources. As the vibrant center of the community, we work hard to be a place of communication, culture, and collaboration. In order for the library to thrive, we need your help. We depend on investors like you to help the library continue to be the dynamic source of information, education, and possibilities in Butler.

My Library Campaign annual funding drive


In the past, the Butler Area Public Library held two annual funding campaigns:  Bucks for Books and Second Century.  The generous gifts given to these two campaigns have enabled the library to:

  • Grow the collection

  • Provide the Library with funds needed for building repairs and renovations

  • Continue strong annual support of storytimes, children's events, teen programs, genealogy and reference research, job search assistance and cultural events

  • Assist the Library in offering computers and Internet access to patrons who would not otherwise have digital access

We will now merge these two campaigns into one annual funding drive known as the My Library Campaign.

Endowment and Planned Giving


These major gifts are given over a lifetime or at death. They are often bequeathed in one's will or gifted by the executor.

Scroll down to make an online donation.

For more information about our campaigns, or how you can make a donation, contact Lori at

Other Ways to Give Online


How to donate while shopping on Amazon:

1. Visit

2. Search for "Butler Area Public Library".
3. Click "Select and Start Shopping."

4. If you purchase any item marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile", 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the library.

Please mail your request to: 
Butler Area Public Library

218 North McKean Street

Butler, PA 16001

Here are a few facts concerning the Butler Area Public Library:

  • Over 1,000 children took part in our Summer Reading Program last year. 


  • The BAPL is one of the few such institutions that have earned the right to be a proud affiliate member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This affiliation was accomplished because we thought the citizens of our community deserved to have access to the most thorough health information and education that we could possibly provide them. 

  • We offer computers for those who may not have access at home, and everyday our computers are fully utilized. 


  • The BAPL has one of the finest genealogy departments in the country, providing necessary tools to assist our patrons in learning more about the past, their families and, therefore, themselves. BAPL’s Genealogy department is also the home of The Obituary and Newspaper Index, which is an amazing database of over 474,000 obituaries, marriage notices, and more from Butler County newspapers, 1818 - present.

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