Did you know you can read magazines for free online by using your library card? Zinio is an online database of popular magazines available to members of the Butler County Library System via the system website www.bcfls.org. Look under the resources tab to set up your account. You can read a single issue of a magazine to see if you like it or be notified each time a new issue of a favorite magazine becomes available to view. Check to Zinio site to explore the wide range of periodicals available. There are titles for men, women, and children. Topics include heath, sports, cooking, gardening, outdoors, and hobbies. Consumer Reports and business magazines are also part of the package. This is great way to save some money and browse a new magazine.
Shopping at the LibraryThe library is your place to order the Zelienople and Harmony prints by Artist Diane Smith. The seasonal prints are signed and numbered. The series includes six limited edition prints of familiar local spots. Cost for the 11 x 14 size is $125. Other sizes are available upon request. A portion of the proceeds remains with the library .
Copes are also still available of the library cookbook, Dewey Decimal Dishes. Cost is $2.00. The cookbook has all the staff's favorite recipes and recipes from other local people. It is also easy to mail for a gift to an out of town relative or friend.
The Library-by-Mail Program is sponsored by the New Castle District Library Center and is available to all qualifying residents of Butler, Armstrong, Mercer and Lawrence counties. Materials will be sent free of charge and there is no age requirement. Temporarily or permanently homebound residents of the four counties are eligible. Items will be limited to two per mailing and may include books, audios, DVDs and large print materials. For information and the application contact the library at 724/452-9330.
Programs & Events
Lyme Disease Talk
On Monday May 18, a representative from the Zelienople office of Butler Health System Primary Care will be at the library to educate the public about Lyme Disease. Learn how to protect yourself from ticks, what to do if you have a tick bite and treatment options. The program is free and open to all. It will be held at 6:30 pm in the library meeting room on the lower level. An elevator is available for those who do not wish to use the stairs.
Monday June 29 at 6 pm is our Community Heroes Transportation Show. A section of High Street in front of the library will be closed to allow for all the vehicles to park for the show. Come meet the people who help make our community great and see and touch the machines they use to do their jobs. We hope to have police, fire, and emergency vehicles along with military representatives, a tractor, cement mixer and other big machines. Look for more information as the event draws near.
Summer Reading 2015
Our 2015 Summer Reading Program kicks off Monday June 15 at 6:30 pm with a Magic Show and Ice Cream Social. Come enjoy a cup of ice cream and then see Magician Steve Haberman entertain you. The magic show is free. Donations are appreciated for the ice cream.
This year's theme is "Every Hero Has A Story" and Miss Staci has lots of great activities planned for the Summer. There will be preschool story hour on Mondays, Reading Club on Tuesday for Grades 1-6, Teen Tuesdays at 1:30 pm and Super Wednesdays and Heroic Thursdays for Grades K-6 at 11 am or 1:30 pm.
Lots of special events will be held on Monday evenings including Family Crests, Community Heroes Transportation Show, Talking Stick Game Calls, and Honey Bee Heroes. These programs are all designed for families. There will also be Butler County Library Night at the Butler BlueSox Game on August 1 with fireworks.
Adults can "Escape the Ordinary" on Monday August 3 at 6:30 pm with a program about aliens from the Center for Unexplained Events.
Summer Reading concludes with a Pool Party open to all patrons. Cost of the pool party is $5.00 per family and everyone brings a snack to share.
Monday 9 am to 8 pm
Tuesday 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
To confirm these hours or check holiday schedules, please call us.