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Tweens and Teens At the Library


For this program, all individuals in grades 4th-12th who are unattended by a parent or guardian in the Library will need to submit a signed permission slip along with a copy of recent student photo to the Butler Area Public Library.  


Individuals who have returned their permission slip and student photo to the library will be required to sign in at the front desk upon arrival and sign out upon departure.  Each individual is only permitted one library visit per day while unattended by a guardian. Trips running in and out of the library will not be permitted.  Anyone displaying inappropriate behavior while in the library will be asked to leave or wait in the lobby until a ride arrives if needed.


All participants will have access to a space designed specifically for teen enjoyment only. In this space, they will have the option to work on homework, participate in activities, crafts or movies as provided by the librarian, or socialize and play games in the teen gaming room. They may also use the reference computers and additional library spaces, but must adhere to normal library rules.


After one notice given by Library staff, anyone without a permission slip will not be permitted into the library without a guardian present. ‘Tweens and Teens at the Library’ has been created to ensure a safe environment for all tween and teen library patrons who choose to visit the Butler Area Public Library.  Permission slips are available at the Library’s front desk. If you have any questions, please call the library at (724) 287-1715.

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

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Want more information?

Contact Tiffany at

(724) 287-1715 or tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Upcoming Events

Gaming Guild

The Tween and Teen Gaming Guild meets through our Discord server to play online tabletop, card, board, and video games.

May 1, 15, and 29


Contact Tristyn at tparker@bcfls.org for more info or to register and get the Discord invite.

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I.D.E.A.L. Book Club

This self-guided book club will cover titles that deal with inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Each month, readers will read the selected title to learn more about an underrepresented group. We encourage participants and their families to engage in discussion surrounding the topics these books cover. 

All books available through Hoopla.

Find the book club on Beanstack, butlerlibrary.beanstack.org

Questions? Contact Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org

Volunteer at the Library!


Would you like to volunteer at the library?

Email Ms. Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org for more information on how you can!

Teen Zone

Tween programs are for students in grades 4 to 6.


Teen programs are for individuals in grades 7 to 12.

Video Games

The library has an Xbox and Wii, along with many games for each, that only teens are allowed to use.  Contact Ms. Tiffany for information on availability.

Board Games

Play one of our many board games with your friends at the library.

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