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.
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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 Cupcake Lover's Day! What's your favorite flavor?Looking to make a sweet treat to celebrate? Come by this...
06/13/2021

Happy National Cupcake Lover's Day! What's your favorite flavor?

Looking to make a sweet treat to celebrate? Come by this week to pick up one of our many cupcake (and other delicious dessert) cookbooks.

Not much of a baker? No worries. We've got plenty of dessert-themed reads for kids and adults alike.

Cookbooks Pictured:
Cupcakes! from the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
What's New, Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson
Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

Young Reader and Children's Books Pictured:
Cupcake Diaries: Kate and the Cupcake Cure by Coco Simon
It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder
Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

It was a hot one today, but the StoryWalk® is up at Butler Library and ready for visitors. #ButlerLibraryFamily #ButlerL...
06/12/2021

It was a hot one today, but the StoryWalk® is up at Butler Library and ready for visitors. #ButlerLibraryFamily #ButlerLibraryCommunity #ButlerLibraryEvent

It was a hot one today, but the StoryWalk® is up at Butler Library and ready for visitors. #ButlerLibraryFamily #ButlerLibraryCommunity #ButlerLibraryEvent

06/11/2021
New DVD and Blurays

What are you watching this weekend?

Make tonight a movie night! Stop by to browse our newest titles and stock up for the whole weekend.

We're open until 5:00 pm today.

Happy birthday to Patricia Cornwell!It's safe to say we're a bit of a fan here at the Butler Public Library. We're glad ...
06/09/2021

Happy birthday to Patricia Cornwell!

It's safe to say we're a bit of a fan here at the Butler Public Library. We're glad to have so many great reads from this talented author.

Stop by to check some out.

Happy birthday to Patricia Cornwell!

It's safe to say we're a bit of a fan here at the Butler Public Library. We're glad to have so many great reads from this talented author.

Stop by to check some out.

Today is World Ocean's Day! And there's a lot to celebrate and explore.Oceans cover over 70% of the earth!Take time toda...
06/08/2021

Today is World Ocean's Day! And there's a lot to celebrate and explore.

Oceans cover over 70% of the earth!

Take time today to learn more about these massive bodies of water, the magnificent creatures that live in them, and how you can help keep them clean.

Whether you're looking for friendly sharks or non-fiction reads, we've got you covered.

Pictured Reads:
The Wave by Susan Casey
Junior Science Book of Water by Otis Peterson
A Book to Begin on Ocean Wonders by Eunice and Faith Holsaert
Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide
Gilbert the Great by June Clarke and Charles Fuge
Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don't Eat Friends by Ame Dychman

Today is World Ocean's Day! And there's a lot to celebrate and explore.

Oceans cover over 70% of the earth!

Take time today to learn more about these massive bodies of water, the magnificent creatures that live in them, and how you can help keep them clean.

Whether you're looking for friendly sharks or non-fiction reads, we've got you covered.

Pictured Reads:
The Wave by Susan Casey
Junior Science Book of Water by Otis Peterson
A Book to Begin on Ocean Wonders by Eunice and Faith Holsaert
Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide
Gilbert the Great by June Clarke and Charles Fuge
Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don't Eat Friends by Ame Dychman

Outdoor Storytime is back! Join Melissa on Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House lawn. Feel free to bring along a bl...
06/05/2021

Outdoor Storytime is back! Join Melissa on Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House lawn. Feel free to bring along a blanket or chair and your lunch.

Outdoor Storytime is back! Join Melissa on Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House lawn. Feel free to bring along a blanket or chair and your lunch.

Looking for something to watch this weekend?New movie titles are here! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons
06/04/2021

Looking for something to watch this weekend?
New movie titles are here!
#ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

Looking for something to watch this weekend?
New movie titles are here!
#ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

It's time to register for our Adult Summer Reading Program! Register at www.butler.beanstack.org, or pick up a paper cop...
06/01/2021

It's time to register for our Adult Summer Reading Program! Register at www.butler.beanstack.org, or pick up a paper copy at the library. Join the fun to win prizes!

It's time to register for our Adult Summer Reading Program! Register at www.butler.beanstack.org, or pick up a paper copy at the library. Join the fun to win prizes!

Father's Day is coming up June 20th and we have another DIY Craft just for him. This kit contains materials to create a ...
06/01/2021

Father's Day is coming up June 20th and we have another DIY Craft just for him. This kit contains materials to create a Tic-tac-toe travel game. All supplies have been provided by Friends of the Butler Library. Register for a kit today by calling the library at 262-783-2535 or stop by the front desk during library hours. Supplies are limited, one kit per family. #ButlerLibraryPatrons #butlerlibrarycommunity

Father's Day is coming up June 20th and we have another DIY Craft just for him. This kit contains materials to create a Tic-tac-toe travel game. All supplies have been provided by Friends of the Butler Library. Register for a kit today by calling the library at 262-783-2535 or stop by the front desk during library hours. Supplies are limited, one kit per family. #ButlerLibraryPatrons #butlerlibrarycommunity

Outdoor Storytime is starting back June 2nd! Join youth librarian Melissa Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House Lawn...
05/29/2021

Outdoor Storytime is starting back June 2nd! Join youth librarian Melissa Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House Lawn. Weather permitting. Feel free to bring along a blanket or chair to sit and/or a snack.

Outdoor Storytime is starting back June 2nd! Join youth librarian Melissa Wednesdays at 11:30am on the Clarke House Lawn. Weather permitting. Feel free to bring along a blanket or chair to sit and/or a snack.

Pick-up your holds by Friday! Butler Public Library will be closed May 29-May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. We will ...
05/27/2021

Pick-up your holds by Friday! Butler Public Library will be closed May 29-May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours Tuesday, June 1st.

Pick-up your holds by Friday! Butler Public Library will be closed May 29-May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular hours Tuesday, June 1st.

More new titles are here in children's non-fiction! Great options for all interests, stop by today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn...
05/26/2021

More new titles are here in children's non-fiction! Great options for all interests, stop by today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

More new titles are here in children's non-fiction! Great options for all interests, stop by today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

New to our children's non-fiction shelf: Super Hero Animals! These animals inspired a whole genre of movies, come check ...
05/24/2021

New to our children's non-fiction shelf: Super Hero Animals! These animals inspired a whole genre of movies, come check out our display! #ButlerLibraryjustin #ButlerLibraryfamily

New to our children's non-fiction shelf: Super Hero Animals! These animals inspired a whole genre of movies, come check out our display! #ButlerLibraryjustin #ButlerLibraryfamily

Thank you to our generous patrons who donated these titles from our Amazon Wishlist! We are so happy to add them to our ...
05/21/2021

Thank you to our generous patrons who donated these titles from our Amazon Wishlist! We are so happy to add them to our collection.
If you would like to donate a book to the Butler Library here is our Amazon Wishlist link: www.butler.lib.wi.us/amazon-wish-list/

Thank you to our generous patrons who donated these titles from our Amazon Wishlist! We are so happy to add them to our collection.
If you would like to donate a book to the Butler Library here is our Amazon Wishlist link: www.butler.lib.wi.us/amazon-wish-list/

Coming soon to our Historical Fiction collection in children's: Dear America books. #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryF...
05/19/2021

Coming soon to our Historical Fiction collection in children's: Dear America books. #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

Coming soon to our Historical Fiction collection in children's: Dear America books. #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

The Library's raspberry bushes are coming in full! Keep an eye out for the berries and come help yourself!
05/17/2021

The Library's raspberry bushes are coming in full! Keep an eye out for the berries and come help yourself!

Adding some new-to-us titles to the youth department today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily
05/17/2021

Adding some new-to-us titles to the youth department today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

Adding some new-to-us titles to the youth department today! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryFamily

Author Jim Butcher's ongoing series, The Dresden Files, is growing at Butler Public Library.  If you like paranormal fic...
05/15/2021

Author Jim Butcher's ongoing series, The Dresden Files, is growing at Butler Public Library. If you like paranormal fiction, with a bit of sci-fi, a pinch of local Chicago, and a dab of magical detecting, this series is for you! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

Author Jim Butcher's ongoing series, The Dresden Files, is growing at Butler Public Library. If you like paranormal fiction, with a bit of sci-fi, a pinch of local Chicago, and a dab of magical detecting, this series is for you! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

Thank you to all the visitors who read our spring StoryWalk®  "Daniel Finds a Poem," by Micha Archer. These two lucky pa...
05/13/2021

Thank you to all the visitors who read our spring StoryWalk® "Daniel Finds a Poem," by Micha Archer.
These two lucky patrons won their very own copy. How? By reading the StoryWalk® and completing the simple questionnaire posted on the last sign.
Our next Story Walk® title will be coming out in mid-June, so keep a look out.
A big thank you to the Friends of Butler Library for supporting this program and to Dwight Foster Library for lending us this title.
#ButlerLibraryPatrons #ButlerLibraryFamily

Thank you to all the visitors who read our spring StoryWalk® "Daniel Finds a Poem," by Micha Archer.
These two lucky patrons won their very own copy. How? By reading the StoryWalk® and completing the simple questionnaire posted on the last sign.
Our next Story Walk® title will be coming out in mid-June, so keep a look out.
A big thank you to the Friends of Butler Library for supporting this program and to Dwight Foster Library for lending us this title.
#ButlerLibraryPatrons #ButlerLibraryFamily

New adult fiction titles are here and ready for check out! #butlerlibraryjustin #ButlerLibraryPatrons
05/11/2021

New adult fiction titles are here and ready for check out! #butlerlibraryjustin #ButlerLibraryPatrons

Wishing you a great day! #ButlerLibraryPatrons #ButlerLibraryCommunity
05/09/2021

Wishing you a great day! #ButlerLibraryPatrons #ButlerLibraryCommunity

Wishing you a great day! #ButlerLibraryPatrons #ButlerLibraryCommunity

A few months back, we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison for over...
05/07/2021

A few months back, we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison for over 40 books highlighting East Asian and Asian-American history, with the books in all sections- children, teen, and adult. We have three displays set up throughout the library with the books, one in each area, so head over to the library to grab one today to celebrate National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or go to this link to browse the titles from the comfort of your own home and place a few on hold: https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&type=Boolean&term=brs=135475&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=1

A few months back, we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison for over 40 books highlighting East Asian and Asian-American history, with the books in all sections- children, teen, and adult. We have three displays set up throughout the library with the books, one in each area, so head over to the library to grab one today to celebrate National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, or go to this link to browse the titles from the comfort of your own home and place a few on hold: https://www.cafelibraries.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=5.1033.0.0.4&type=Boolean&term=brs=135475&by=KW&sort=RELEVANCE&limit=&query=&page=0&searchid=1

Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week! #ButlerLibraryHere4You #ButlerLibraryCommunity
05/06/2021

Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week!
#ButlerLibraryHere4You #ButlerLibraryCommunity

Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week!
#ButlerLibraryHere4You #ButlerLibraryCommunity

Happy Revenge of the Fifth! We are celebrating our Star Wars collection this May! Come check it out and remember these w...
05/05/2021

Happy Revenge of the Fifth! We are celebrating our Star Wars collection this May!
Come check it out and remember these wise words from Yoda “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” #ButlerLibraryCommunity #ButlerLibraryFamily

Happy Revenge of the Fifth! We are celebrating our Star Wars collection this May!
Come check it out and remember these wise words from Yoda “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” #ButlerLibraryCommunity #ButlerLibraryFamily

New adult non-fiction titles are here! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons
05/05/2021

New adult non-fiction titles are here! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

New adult non-fiction titles are here! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryPatrons

New children's non-fiction titles are in and ready for check-out! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommunity
05/03/2021

New children's non-fiction titles are in and ready for check-out! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommunity

New to our DVD shelves this week! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommunity
05/01/2021

New to our DVD shelves this week! #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommunity

The last Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Marjory Wentworth. The state laureate in poetry for South C...
04/30/2021

The last Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Marjory Wentworth. The state laureate in poetry for South Carolina from 2003 until last year, Wentworth is well known for her poetry, as well as her teaching on the subjects of writing, poetry, social justice, and banned books at The College of Charleston. For more info on her and her work, head over to: http://www.marjorywentworth.net/newmarj/bio/

The last Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Marjory Wentworth. The state laureate in poetry for South Carolina from 2003 until last year, Wentworth is well known for her poetry, as well as her teaching on the subjects of writing, poetry, social justice, and banned books at The College of Charleston. For more info on her and her work, head over to: http://www.marjorywentworth.net/newmarj/bio/

New Hours at Butler Public LibraryMondays-Thursdays 11am-7pmFridays 11am-5pmSaturdays 11am-3pmClosed on Sundays#butlerli...
04/30/2021

New Hours at Butler Public Library
Mondays-Thursdays 11am-7pm
Fridays 11am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-3pm
Closed on Sundays
#butlerlibrarycommunity

New Hours at Butler Public Library
Mondays-Thursdays 11am-7pm
Fridays 11am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-3pm
Closed on Sundays
#butlerlibrarycommunity

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Alberto Rios. The first state laureate in poetry for Arizona...
04/29/2021

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Alberto Rios. The first state laureate in poetry for Arizona and a former National Book Award nominee, Rios' poem today was chosen for its overall message, one that we think every fan of the Butler Public Library will like. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://poets.org/poet/alberto-rios

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Alberto Rios. The first state laureate in poetry for Arizona and a former National Book Award nominee, Rios' poem today was chosen for its overall message, one that we think every fan of the Butler Public Library will like. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://poets.org/poet/alberto-rios

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by novelist, food critic, and poet Jim Harrison. Hailing from the Up...
04/28/2021

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by novelist, food critic, and poet Jim Harrison. Hailing from the Upper Peninsula, Harrison is best known for his novella Legends of the Fall, which was later turned into a famous movie starring Brad Pitt. His poetry often is grounded in nature and features observations of different animals, such as today’s. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jim-harrison

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by novelist, food critic, and poet Jim Harrison. Hailing from the Upper Peninsula, Harrison is best known for his novella Legends of the Fall, which was later turned into a famous movie starring Brad Pitt. His poetry often is grounded in nature and features observations of different animals, such as today’s. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jim-harrison

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is another Tuesday Twofer! One, by Jack Prelutsky, is a humorous short ...
04/27/2021

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is another Tuesday Twofer! One, by Jack Prelutsky, is a humorous short one. The other, by poet Nikki Giovanni, is a poem that thrives on rhyme, mirroring jazz music and its rhythm to create the same effect in words. Head over to the CAFE catalog to put some collections by both authors on hold today!

New to the Large Print shelves this week! Both fiction and non-fiction titles. #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommun...
04/27/2021

New to the Large Print shelves this week! Both fiction and non-fiction titles. #ButlerLibraryJustIn #ButlerLibraryCommunity

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Derek Walcott. Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia ...
04/26/2021

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Derek Walcott. Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia before later splitting his time between there, Boston, and New York, Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 for his Caribbean-tinged poetry, which explored everything from life on the island to the insidious legacy of colonialism. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/derek-walcott

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Derek Walcott. Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia before later splitting his time between there, Boston, and New York, Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 for his Caribbean-tinged poetry, which explored everything from life on the island to the insidious legacy of colonialism. For more info on him and his work, head over to: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/derek-walcott

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Sarah Kay. Known more for her spoken word poetry than publis...
04/25/2021

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Sarah Kay. Known more for her spoken word poetry than published poetry, this poem is from a larger collection that Kay published a few years ago. For more info on her and her work, head over to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Kay_(poet)

Today's Poem of the Day for #NationalPoetryMonth is by poet Sarah Kay. Known more for her spoken word poetry than published poetry, this poem is from a larger collection that Kay published a few years ago. For more info on her and her work, head over to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Kay_(poet)

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12808 W Hampton Ave
Butler, WI
53007

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Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

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