About Us

The Butler Public Library is part of the Bridges Library System, which serves 24 libraries throughout Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. Butler Public Library was established by a small but dedicated group of women, with 500 donated books and a small collection of furniture and equipment. The library was originally located in the front room of the Village Hall where the clerk had her office. It later moved to a 1,500 square foot location in the same building that had once been the maintenance garage. Donald Osinski served as Library Director from April to June, 1964. Mrs. Culver from Brookfield replaced him and trained her clerk, Anne Thompson, who then served as Library Director from 1964-1992.

Today, we have a 5,900 square foot library and are open 42 hours a week to serve the needs of the greater Butler community. We have WiFi and 6 public computers with high speed internet, and Microsoft Office. We also offer a variety of programs for infants all the way up to seniors.

Search for library materials across the 24 member libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson Counties by visiting www.cafelibraries.org or give us a call and we will assist you in finding the material you are looking for (262) 783-2535.

Library Timeline

  • April 4, 1964 - Butler Public Library was established.
  • December 1997 - Friends of the Butler Library became a tax-exempt corporation.
  • 1999 - The library was outgrowing its current space so fundraising for a new library began.
  • 1999- Land for the new library was acquired by the Village of Butler
  • March 2008 - Groundbreaking for the new library
  • May 2008 - Construction for the new library began
  • December 2008 - Grand opening of the new Butler Public Library
  • 2019- Butler Public Library Celebrated its 55th Anniversary!