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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

Dear Library Friends,


     It is times like these, we are reminded of the importance of community. We have all experienced unexpected changes this year but through perseverance and teamwork, we will overcome these days together. Recognizing some of the challenges, the library staff has reinvented several of our traditional programs to make them more accessible to our patrons. Whether it be Grab-N-Go Kits, Front Door Pick-up, expanded E-resources like Hoopla, virtual story times, or the creation of the online Professional Resource Center, we are dedicated to safely offering relevant services and programming to meet the ever changing needs of our community.


     This is where we need your help. By contributing to the annual "My Library" campaign, you provide the library with much-needed support for collection materials, building maintenance, equipment, repairs, and personnel. Without your support and that of our community, the library would be unable to grow. A library without a community is just a building of books; a library with a community is a brighter future. Patrons who make a donation of $100 or more will be eligible for fine forgiveness for one year. Each donation will be acknowledged with a thank you note and receipt for tax purposes.


     Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Your gift ensures that the library will be able to provide services and programming both virtually and in person to our community.


Best regards,


Lori Hinderliter

Executive Director

Contribute to the 2020 My Library Campaign using the Online Donation box.

If you would prefer to donate to the campaign by mail, please print and complete this form.

Mail to Butler Area Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001

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

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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.

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.

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