Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors, Chief Wentlandt, and Lt. Engleman at the Library for coffee and conversation. This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know our Butler Police Department!

Thursday, May 23rd - 6-7:30pm at the Butler Public Library. Please join us!

CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

The Butler Public Library will be CLOSED Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th  in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00am

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!


Summer Reading Program for Kids Preschool to High School!

Registration begins Saturday, June 8th 10:00-3:00 - Come in for your Reading Records and a Bingo Card. Chances during the entire program to earn entry tickets for raffle prizes.

Monday, June 10th - Saturday, July 27th - Official Summer Reading!  Earn a Coupon Packet after the first 10 days of reading!

Fun programs or activities during Summer Reading every Friday at 1:00 pm. Look for more information soon!

Wednesday, July 31st @ 11:30am - Wrap Up Party - prize winners drawn and refreshments served.

Adult Summer Reading

Monday, June 10th-Saturday, July 27th, 2019

When you finish a book, share the title, author, and what you liked about the book on an Adult Summer Reading Ticket (orange). Drop the ticket in one of the boxes for a chance to win that prize!

Winners will be drawn at our End of Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Party on July 31st at 11:30am.  (You don’t need to be present to win.)

We will display some of your favorite books to share with other patrons!

Butler Recipe Club

Wednesday, June 5th, bring in your favorite dish from any Betty Crocker cookbook along with a copy of the recipe to the Butler Public Library at 5:30 pm for an evening of tasting and sharing recipes. For more information,
please call the library at (262) 783-2535 or email.

Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30pm

Wednesday, July 10th at 5:30pm (One week later because of the July 4th holiday) - 5 Ingredients or Less

Recognizing a Scam

Officer Knapp of the Butler Police Department will present a program to help citizens recognize and deal with attempted scams and frauds. He will be addressing what a scam is, what to do if you think you’ve been scammed, the top 5 scams, and examples of real life experiences. There will be plenty of time for questions!

Thursday, June 13th at 5:30pm

Butler Public Library - 12808 W. Hampton Ave

Wednesday Morning Storytime

Join Melissa at the Butler Public Library every Wednesday for Storytime! Enjoy interactive adventures starting at 10:30 am!

May 15th - Hungary Caterpillar

May 22nd - Crazy Hair

May 29th - The Queen's Hat

Butler Library Lego Club

With the support of the Friends of Butler Library, we are happy to announce the return of Lego Club!

Children in grades 5K-5th grade are invited to build some Lego creations with the Butler Library’s Legos on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7pm.  The group will meet in the conference room right off the Children's area. Younger siblings are welcome to come and use the Duplo blocks during club time. Parents and/or caregivers do need to stay onsite during the event.

Creations will then be put out on display in the Children's area until the following month.

UPCOMING DATES - May 23rd; June 27th; July 25th; August 22nd

The Civic Senior Players 

The Civic Senior Players of Waukesha Civic Theater bring their show of hilarious songs and scenes to the Butler Public Library. They bring energy, fun, and are sure to put a smile on your face! Everyone is welcome!

Monday, July 22nd @ 1:00pm

Butler Public Library - 12808 W. Hampton Ave

Sponsored by Friends of the Butler Public Library


Susan Pack - Taste of India

Back by popular demand after her program here in February, Susan Pack returns for another cooking demonstration and tasting. She will feature a refreshing summer salad and lassi (a yogurt based drink). Join us for a fun filled evening!

Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 pm 

Sponsored by Friends of the Butler Library

Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare Class

Are you or a loved one turning 65 this year? Confused about your Medicare options? What plan is right for you? Join Tracy Lipinski, SHIP Outreach Specialist for Waukesha County to learn the A,B,C and D's of Medicare at the Butler Library. This is a free class that can be helpful 2-3 months before starting Medicare. Bring your questions!

Monday, August 12th 1:00-2:00pm 


Growing Garlic & Closing the Garden for Winter

Join Joey and Holly Baird of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardner as they teach us to grow garlic in the fall and how to properly close our gardens for winter.

Thursday, August 29th at 6:30pm.

Sponsored by Friends of the Butler Library

Become a Friend of Butler Library!

The Friends of Butler Library are always looking for new members. The Friends seek to promote the library programs, resources and services available to the community. Our primary mission is to raise funds to help support and improve the library! Meetings are usually quarterly, more often if needed, for about an hour (typically on a Monday). Feel free to call Carol Zuba @ (262) 389-8826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your child starts kindergarten. Start today by coming into the library to register and pick up your first log.

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Buy Some Books

Stop by the lobby to find a book for your bookshelves at home!

Our Hours

Our doors are open:

Monday-Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm

Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm

Event Calendar

May 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Storytime-Star Wars (9-6 kids,3 adults)
  • Recipe Club - Butler Cookbook (3)
  • Butler Stitching Group
  • Storytime-PJs and Stuffed Animals (9: 3 adults, 6 kids)
  • Butler Stitching Group (6)
  • Mother's Day Tea (Conf Room) (11)
  • Welcome to Medicare (Turning 65) (Conf Room) (5)
  • BPL Board Meeting
  • Storytime-Hungry Caterpillar (9: 3 Adults, 6 kids)
  • Butler Stitching Group
  • The Endurance Speaking Program (26)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive-Conf and Children's set up @11:30
  • Storytime-Crazy Hair (12-4 adults, 8 kids)
  • Patron Video Interview (1)
  • Butler Stitching Group (5)
  • Coffee with a Cop (20)
  • Storytime-Hat's Off to You
  • Butler Stitching Group