340 S. Broadway, 868-2351

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;

Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer reading program

The next activity in the library’s summer reading program will take place at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday with Science Central and a program about wild weather.

Representatives from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will visit for programs in June and July.

Adult programs

  • Tai chi meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
  • Adults interested in coloring can visit the circulation desk. The library will have a place with coloring books available.
  • Kidney Smart meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required.
  • A quilting meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • A quilting retreat will take place Friday through Sunday.
  • The next Essential Oils class will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. This month’s topic will focus on a daily regimen.
  • The next Crafts with Vivian will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. This month’s topic is an American flag banner.

New titles available

DVD: “Outlander: Season 4.”

Biography/memoir: “Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling through the Rainiest Days” by Janice Dean.

Literature and fiction: “A Jensen Family Christmas” by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.

Mysteries and thrillers: “A Plain Vanilla Murder” by Susan Wittig Albert.

Comics and graphic novels: “Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Assassin Nation” by David Michelinie and Gerry Conway.

Teen: “Hope and Other Punchlines” by Julie Buxbaum. “The Lovely and the Lost” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Children: “A Fahter’s Love” by Hannah Holt. “A Little Book about Colors” by Leo Lionni. “All Buckled Up” by Andrea Zimmerman. “Batting Order” and “The Hockey Rink Hunt” (The Zach and Zoe Mysteries), both by Mike Lupica. “Daddy’s Favorite Sound: What’s Better than a Woosh or a Giggle?” by Brock Eastman and Kinley Eastman. “Duel at Araluen” (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger series) by John Flanagan. “If I Was the Sunshine” by Julie Fogliano. “Isabella: Artist Extraordinaire” by Jennifer Fosberry. “What Does it Mean to be American?” by Rana DiOrio and Elad Yoran.

Children’s programs

  • Coloring and crafts for kids and teens from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • Storytime meets at 3 p.m. every Monday through June and July unless there is another children’s or teen program. Storytime is for ages 3 and up.

Hunter education class

The library will host Indiana Hunter Education courses Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 with Officer Kyle Hart of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Classes will take place from noon to 6 p.m. each day. In order to be certified, students must attend both sessions. Classes are open to ages 8 and up.

The library is accepting registration now at the circulation desk or online at indianahuntereducation.com.

Auto-renew service

The Butler Public Library now offers auto-renew services through Evergreen Indiana. Items which have remaining renewals and do not have holds placed on them will automatically renew without patron intervention required.

1,000 Book Club

The library has a 1,000 book club. Children and their parents can fill out an application form at the circulation desk. With the membership card, they track the number of books read.

For every chart filled out, children will receive a club patch, tote bag or cap. Each special goal includes prizes.


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Poster printer

The library has a poster printer available for public use. A two-foot by three-foot black-and-white print is $5. A two-foot by three-foot full color print is $7.

Mobile application

The Butler Public Library’s mobile application can be downloaded from either the Apple Store or Google Play.

With this app, users can link their library cards and check out books using their phone’s bar code, stay current on upcoming events, search the catalog, access accounts, renew books, place holds and pay fines.

Chilton database

Are you a do-it-yourself mechanic? Check out the library’s Chilton Library Database to access step-by-step service and repair procedures for over 2,600 vehicles.

The database includes wiring diagrams, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic codes, plus photos, illustrations and videos.

Visit the library for more information on how to use this information.

DVDs available through Evergreen

Butler Public Library patrons can request a limited selection of DVDs through the Evergreen Indiana system.

For more information, visit the circulation desk.

Shop on Amazon

Library patrons have the opportunity to shop on Amazon and help the Friends of the Butler Public Library at the same time.

Visit the library’s website and click on the Amazon link. A percentage of all purchases will be donated to Friends of the Library.

Mobile hot spots available

The Butler Public Library has mobile hot spots available for checkout.

These devices are available only to patrons with a Butler Public Library card as a taxpaying resident of the City of Butler or a subscription cardholder, 18 years of age and up and library fines below $10.

Express checkout

The library allows patrons to check out best-selling books for a seven-day period without renewal.

In addition, patrons can view future book releases and request a hold on the library’s website.

To our readers:

Butler Public Library news runs as space is available. For more information, visit the library’s website, butlerpubliclibrary.net.

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