Butler Public Library, WI

Butler Public Library, WI We are a small town library that focuses on public service; come and check us out sometime! Butler Public Library has been serving the Village of Butler (Wisconsin) as well as other patrons from a variety of neighboring counties since 1964.

The library is one out of the 16 member libraries of Waukesha County. As of December 2008 we are in the new location thanks to the Very generous support (and funds) of the local community. Our hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11a-6p
Friday: 11am-3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Phone number:
(262) 783-2535

Address:
12808 W Hampton Avenue, Butler, WI 53007

Operating as usual

Happy National Mad Hatter Day!Grab your hat, have a cup of tea, and read your favorite Wonderlandian story. Today's the ...
10/06/2021

Happy National Mad Hatter Day!

Grab your hat, have a cup of tea, and read your favorite Wonderlandian story. Today's the day all silliness is okay.

Our library volunteer, Nora, had a great time having a tea party with the Mad Hatter and getting in some good reading.

See our Alice-themed books and movies in the CAFE catalog: https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&type=Keyword&term=alice%20in%20wonderland&by=KW&sort=PD&limit=TOM=*&query=&page=0&searchid=5

10/06/2021

Today's Outdoor Storytime is all about exploring nature, hiking, and being outside. Take Captain American's lead and enjoy the outdoors today at Outdoor Storytime. You never know what adventures are waiting!

Meet on the Clarke House lawn outside the library TODAY at 11:30 for crafts, books, and fun activities. Feel free to bring a snack/lunch.

Reminder: Next week our special guests from the Butler Fire Department will be hosting our last Outdoor Storytime! Don't miss out on asking real fire fighters questions and seeing their fire truck!

Starting October 20th, storytime will be moved indoors.

10/05/2021

Don't let any spooky critters keep you away. There's room on the broom for everyone!

Today is National Storytelling Day and what better way to celebrate than joining in the fun with our Indoor Storywalk? Rain or shine, our Indoor Storywalk is always ready.

Our current story is Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A fun story of a friendly witch who makes some animal friends on a nighttime broom ride.

Don't forget to scan the QR code at the end for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/storywalk/

We've got another pumpkin to get your creativity flowing. This cutie was named Funniest in last year's Pumpkin Decoratin...
10/05/2021

We've got another pumpkin to get your creativity flowing. This cutie was named Funniest in last year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest. We have quite a few of Kate Dicamillo's works in our collection, including the audiobook, hardcover, and DVD that inspired this pumpkin, The Tale of Despereaux.

What are you (or your kids) dressing up as this year?

Reminder: There's ONE MORE WEEK to drop off your entry for this year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The deadline for all entries is October 11th at 7 pm.

For more information, see our event page:
https://fb.me/e/11ophboQb

We've got another pumpkin to get your creativity flowing. This cutie was named Funniest in last year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest. We have quite a few of Kate Dicamillo's works in our collection, including the audiobook, hardcover, and DVD that inspired this pumpkin, The Tale of Despereaux.

What are you (or your kids) dressing up as this year?

Reminder: There's ONE MORE WEEK to drop off your entry for this year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The deadline for all entries is October 11th at 7 pm.

For more information, see our event page:
https://fb.me/e/11ophboQb

There's an opening on the Butler Public Library Board of Trustees! See information below:The Butler Public Library has a...
10/04/2021

There's an opening on the Butler Public Library Board of Trustees! See information below:

The Butler Public Library has an opening on its Board of Trustees. Library trustees set the direction for our Library and help determine how to best serve our patrons. Trustees also ensure that the library budget is developed with a focus on customer service, and spent wisely.

You do not have to be a resident of the Village to inquire about this opening. Library Trustees are volunteers; your β€œpayment” is the sense of satisfaction for helping to preserve and advance this important resource in our community.

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Charlene at 414-429-4162 or email [email protected]. More information can be obtained at the Library as well. To get a sense of the business of this Board, visit our Village website at https://www.butlerwi.gov/government/agendas-minutes-packets/library-board-agendas-minutes/

There's an opening on the Butler Public Library Board of Trustees! See information below:

The Butler Public Library has an opening on its Board of Trustees. Library trustees set the direction for our Library and help determine how to best serve our patrons. Trustees also ensure that the library budget is developed with a focus on customer service, and spent wisely.

You do not have to be a resident of the Village to inquire about this opening. Library Trustees are volunteers; your β€œpayment” is the sense of satisfaction for helping to preserve and advance this important resource in our community.

If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Charlene at 414-429-4162 or email [email protected]. More information can be obtained at the Library as well. To get a sense of the business of this Board, visit our Village website at https://www.butlerwi.gov/government/agendas-minutes-packets/library-board-agendas-minutes/

10/02/2021

Happy Peanuts Day! πŸ₯œ Wait, not that one. The Charles M. Schultz one.

The Peanuts comics first appeared in 1950. Since then, they've been featured in over 2,600 newspapers, published in 75 countries and 21 different languages, and read by more than 335 million people!

As a fellow book lover (and a book writer!), we have a special place in our hearts for Snoopy.

Who's your favorite Peanuts character?

See our CAFE catalog for Peanuts materials in our collection including holiday books, picture books, DVDs, and comic collections: https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&type=Browse&term=Schulz,%20Charles%20M.%20(Charles%20Monroe),%201922-2000&by=AU&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=&query=MAH=%27468284%27&page=0&searchid=0

10/02/2021

Now available for teens and tweens! Take and Make Pumpkins! πŸŽƒ Each bag comes with everything you need to create your own adorable paper pumpkin!

Stop by the front desk for yours and get crafting! We'll be open today until 3:00 pm.

Happy World Smile Day! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚(It's also National Homemade Cookies Day, which feels like more than a coincidence. πŸ€”)Are you ...
10/01/2021

Happy World Smile Day! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚(It's also National Homemade Cookies Day, which feels like more than a coincidence. πŸ€”)

Are you looking for a reason to make us smile? Here's an easy (and FREE!) way to help out your library!

When you order from Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and select Friends of the Butler Library Inc (location: Butler, WI) as your charity to support.

Amazon will contribute a percentage of your purchase to the library at no added charge to you!

If you have questions about how to select a charity, please contact the Library at 262-783-2535.

You can also purchase materials to donate on Amazon and send them directly to the library. See our current Wish Lists on our website: https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/2020/11/libby-a-free-way-to-read-digital-books-from-home/

Happy World Smile Day! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚(It's also National Homemade Cookies Day, which feels like more than a coincidence. πŸ€”)

Are you looking for a reason to make us smile? Here's an easy (and FREE!) way to help out your library!

When you order from Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and select Friends of the Butler Library Inc (location: Butler, WI) as your charity to support.

Amazon will contribute a percentage of your purchase to the library at no added charge to you!

If you have questions about how to select a charity, please contact the Library at 262-783-2535.

You can also purchase materials to donate on Amazon and send them directly to the library. See our current Wish Lists on our website: https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/2020/11/libby-a-free-way-to-read-digital-books-from-home/

Today is the day!The weather's looking great and we're pumped to head over to Frontier Park for the Butler Community Bee...
10/01/2021

Today is the day!

The weather's looking great and we're pumped to head over to Frontier Park for the Butler Community Beer Garden!

Come see us from 3:00 - 7:00 pm to join in the fun! We'll have FREE popcorn, library swag, and our Jumbo 4-to-Score yard game, all compliments of the Friends of the Butler Library.

See you there!

https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/butler-beer-garden/

Today is the day!

The weather's looking great and we're pumped to head over to Frontier Park for the Butler Community Beer Garden!

Come see us from 3:00 - 7:00 pm to join in the fun! We'll have FREE popcorn, library swag, and our Jumbo 4-to-Score yard game, all compliments of the Friends of the Butler Library.

See you there!

https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/butler-beer-garden/

TOMORROW!Prepare for fun! We're getting ready for our appearance at the Butler Community Beer Garden. We'll be bringing ...
09/30/2021

TOMORROW!

Prepare for fun! We're getting ready for our appearance at the Butler Community Beer Garden. We'll be bringing FREE popcorn and library swag to give out.

We'll also have our Jumbo 4-to-Score yard game to play, which is also available for check-out (see availability at https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1911172).

Join us Friday, October 1 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Frontier Park.

For more info, see our website: https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/butler-beer-garden/

TOMORROW!

Prepare for fun! We're getting ready for our appearance at the Butler Community Beer Garden. We'll be bringing FREE popcorn and library swag to give out.

We'll also have our Jumbo 4-to-Score yard game to play, which is also available for check-out (see availability at https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1911172).

Join us Friday, October 1 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Frontier Park.

For more info, see our website: https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/butler-beer-garden/

09/30/2021

It's Ask a Stupid Question Day, but here at the library we don't believe in stupid questions.

Whether you're in need of information or just curious about a topic, we're here to help. There are no dumb questions, so ask away!

Need a book on astrology? We got you covered. Looking for recommendations for picture books? We got you covered. Want to know how to grow your own spider plant? We got you covered.

If you have a question, we'll do our best to answer it or point you in the right direction. Because at the library we value information, knowledge, and learning. So ask your question. You'll never know if you don't ask.

We take our holidays seriously here at Butler Library, especially National Coffee Day!#nationalcoffeeday #nationalcoffee...
09/29/2021

We take our holidays seriously here at Butler Library, especially National Coffee Day!

#nationalcoffeeday #nationalcoffeeday2021

We take our holidays seriously here at Butler Library, especially National Coffee Day!

#nationalcoffeeday #nationalcoffeeday2021

09/29/2021

It's officially autumn!

We're ready for cool breezes, changing leaves, and all the wonderful scents of fall. Today we're celebrating with an autumn-themed Outdoor Storytime!

Join Melissa on the Clarke House lawn TODAY at 11:30 am for crafts, good books, and fun!

Storytime will be held outside until October 13th then will be moved inside starting October 20th.

We'll also be having some special guest readers October 13th: the Butler Fire Department! Don't miss out of some great firefighter reads and the chance to see their fire truck. πŸš’

Christmas came early! We've got tons of new materials heading to the Children's Area this month! Let's hope Oscar the Hu...
09/28/2021

Christmas came early! We've got tons of new materials heading to the Children's Area this month! Let's hope Oscar the Hungry Unicorn over there doesn't get a hold of them.

Today is Read a Child a Book You Like Day and we've got some fun new ones to choose from!

What's a book you love reading aloud?

It's the first week you can drop pumpkins off for this year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Bring your pumpkin into the li...
09/28/2021

It's the first week you can drop pumpkins off for this year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Bring your pumpkin into the library by October 11th to enter.

Here's one to send a shiver down your spine! Winner of last year's Teen and Scariest categories, this creepy design was inspired by Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

What's your favorite scary story?

For more information, see our event page:
https://fb.me/e/11ophboQb

It's the first week you can drop pumpkins off for this year's Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Bring your pumpkin into the library by October 11th to enter.

Here's one to send a shiver down your spine! Winner of last year's Teen and Scariest categories, this creepy design was inspired by Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

What's your favorite scary story?

For more information, see our event page:
https://fb.me/e/11ophboQb

Happy Family Day! We're celebrating with some brand new materials on our shelves. Graphic novels, nonfiction, fantasy re...
09/27/2021

Happy Family Day!

We're celebrating with some brand new materials on our shelves. Graphic novels, nonfiction, fantasy reads, and more available now!

Whether it's reading together, sitting down to watch a good movie, visiting the library, or just hanging out, it's a great day to spend time with those you love.

What's your favorite thing to do as a family?

It's Banned Books Week! What's your favorite?Since 1982, Banned Books Week has highlighted the freedom to read and the v...
09/27/2021

It's Banned Books Week! What's your favorite?

Since 1982, Banned Books Week has highlighted the freedom to read and the value of open access to information.

Banned Books are those that have been removed from a library or school. Challenged Books are ones a person or group thinks should be removed.

Want to read a Banned or Challenged Book? Our library has quite a few to offer, including many of the American Library Association's Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020 (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10):

#2 Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1780558)

#4 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=8&cn=1519166)

#5 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=423355)

#6 Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1624635)

#7 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=7&cn=380853)

#9 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
(https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=164908)

#10 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1490646)

#BannedBooksWeek

Today, we're taking you behind the scenes of what goes into creating new craft bags! What crafting or creative activitie...
09/25/2021

Today, we're taking you behind the scenes of what goes into creating new craft bags!

What crafting or creative activities do you enjoy?

Each bag contains everything you need to create your own craft. From this adorable miniature birdhouse to friendship bracelets and secret codes. For the Halloween season, we even have a yarn ghost and a cotton swab skeleton!

When you're done, keep the craft and pack up the remaining supplies to return to the library. From there, our Youth Services Librarian Melissa restocks the craft bag to await the next checkout.

Each bag also comes with a book or magazine to go along with its theme. The check out period for craft bags in 7 days.

Keep crafting and have fun!

See craft bag availability in the CAFE catalog: https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=1739893

Happy Binge Day! What are you reading/watching this weekend?If you're looking for a good book, come pick out some materi...
09/25/2021

Happy Binge Day!

What are you reading/watching this weekend?

If you're looking for a good book, come pick out some materials worthy of bingeing. We've added some brand new reads to our Large Print, YA, and fiction shelves this month.

Stop by and see what your library has in store for you.

Another awesome Lego Club in the books!Our Lego domino chain experiment wasn't quite as effective as we'd hoped (though ...
09/24/2021

Another awesome Lego Club in the books!

Our Lego domino chain experiment wasn't quite as effective as we'd hoped (though the attempt was pretty hilarious) but it was still a blast!

Thanks to everyone who joined us today! It was fun to watch you all construct your fantastic creations.

Next Lego Club: October 22nd 3:30 - 4:30

https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/butler-library-lego-club/

We've got another Lego Club coming at you today!Stop by between 3:30 and 4:30 to join in the fun. Participate in Lego Ch...
09/24/2021

We've got another Lego Club coming at you today!

Stop by between 3:30 and 4:30 to join in the fun. Participate in Lego Challenges or build something entirely your own.

All are welcome to build including parents, caregivers, relatives, and sitters! Duplo Legos will be available for smaller hands.

https://fb.me/e/1ysu6Eq20

We've got another Lego Club coming at you today!

Stop by between 3:30 and 4:30 to join in the fun. Participate in Lego Challenges or build something entirely your own.

All are welcome to build including parents, caregivers, relatives, and sitters! Duplo Legos will be available for smaller hands.

https://fb.me/e/1ysu6Eq20

September is Read a New Book Month and we're helping you out with plenty of new materials coming to you!What's the last ...
09/23/2021

September is Read a New Book Month and we're helping you out with plenty of new materials coming to you!

What's the last book you read?

We've been busy this month loading our shelves with new stories!

Stock up for the weekend with our brand new DVDs, adult fiction, audiobooks, and children's materials!

There's plenty in store for you at the Butler Public Library!

Today is International Day of Sign Languages.Do you know any sign language?For those looking to learn, we have materials...
09/23/2021

Today is International Day of Sign Languages.

Do you know any sign language?

For those looking to learn, we have materials for all ages including children's DVDs, board books, picture books, and books for adults.

Your library card also gives you access to online learning through Gale courses, which includes courses on sign language. Find out more on our website: https://www.butler.lib.wi.us/digital-resources/

Discover Sign Language:
https://education.gale.com/l-waukesha/online-courses/learn-sign-language/?tab=detail

Discover Sign Language II: https://education.gale.com/l-waukesha/online-courses/discover-sign-language-2/?tab=detail

Address

12808 W Hampton Ave
Butler, WI
53007

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

(262) 783-2535

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Thanks for the unicorn books...
Always a perfect book for every situation.
A warning from our Butler Police Department.