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Camila Weaver, 3, of Butler, plays with a toy cash register at the Butler Area Public Library on Friday, April 1, 2022. Joseph Ressler/Butler Eagle 4/1/22
∎Butler Area Public Library

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday

Address: 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-287-1715

Fax: 724-285-5090

Website: www.butlerlibrary.info

Email: lhinderliter@bcfls.org

Director: Lori Hinderliter

On-Site materials: More than 103,000 books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and online downloads

Other services: Internet access, wireless hotspot, public computers with Microsoft Office applications, printing, faxing, copying, scanning, meeting rooms, interlibrary loans, book discussion groups, programs for adults, teens, and children and online job search resources

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

∎Butler County Community College Library Within The Heaton Family Learning Commons

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002

Phone: 724-284-8511

Website: www.library.bc3.edu

Email: library@bc3.edu

Contact: Martin Miller, dean of library services

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals and DVDs

Other services: Internet and computer access, online periodical index and research databases, color printer and scanner, interlibrary loan requests, library instruction and classroom reservations

Public access: Free. Non-students require library cards. Parking passes required to park on campus.

∎Butler County Federated Library System

Address: 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-283-1880

Website: www.bcfls.org

Email: systemadmin@bcfls.org

Services: county-wide online database, coordinates federation’s library resources

Addison Eury of Cranberry Township plays with puzzles in the Cranberry Public Library.
∎Cranberry Public Library

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, after Labor Day, 1 to 4 p.m.

Address: 2525 Rochester Road, Suite 300, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Phone: 724-776-9100

Website: www.cranberrytownship.org/2839/Library

Director: Leslie Pallotta

On-Site materials: Books, audiobooks, CDs, eBooks, periodicals and DVDs

Other services: Internet access, public computers, Microsoft Office applications, printing, exam proctoring, online databases, genealogy resources, interlibrary loans, meeting rooms, online tutoring, and programs for adults, teens and children

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

Evans City Public Library

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Friday; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Sunday

Address: 204 S. Jackson St., Evans City, PA 16033

Phone: 724-538-8695

Website: www.evanscitylibrary.org

Email: evanscity@bcfls.org

Director: Curt Friehs

On-Site materials: Books, CDs, DVDs and periodicals

Other services: Internet access, public computers, Microsoft Office applications, interlibrary loans, community rooms, online databases, and programs for adults, teens and children

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

∎Grove City Community Library

Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; closed Sunday

Address: 125 W. Main St., Grove City, PA 16127

Phone: 724-458-7320

Fax: 724-458-7332

Website: www.grovecitypalibrary.org

Email: gccl@grovecitypalibrary.org

Director: Amy Gallagher

On-Site materials: Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, eBooks and periodical subscriptions

Other services: Internet access, public computers with Microsoft Office applications, exam proctoring, library-by-mail program, interlibrary loans, employment assistance, disc cleaning and repair, copying, printing, faxing, scanning, tech assistance, and programs for adults, teens and children

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

Jen Ford, the children’s librarian at Mars Public Library, reads to children during story time at the library.
∎Mars Area Public Library

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in summer and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in fall and winter; closed Sunday

Address: 107 Grand Ave., P.O. Box 415, Mars, PA 16046

Phone: 724-625-9048

Website: www.marsarealibrary.org

Email: cboland@marslibrary.org

Director: Caitlyn Boland

On-Site materials: Books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and periodical subscriptions

Other services: computer access, printing, copying, scanning, faxing, dog licensing, technology kit rentals, contactless rental programs, interlibrary loans, exam proctoring, facility rentals, programming for adults, teens, and children and more

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

∎North Trails Public Library

Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Friday to Sunday

Address: 1553 W Sunbury Road, West Sunbury, PA 16061

Phone: 724-476-1006

Website: www.northtrailslibrary.org

Email: kkline@bcfls.org

Director: Kathy Kline

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals, audio and video tapes, eBooks, CDs and DVDs

Other services: Internet access, public computers with Microsoft Office applications, interlibrary loans, online resources, and programming for adults, teens and children

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

Jill Hambley, director of the Prospect Community Library, sorts through books at the small, two-room site.
∎Prospect Community Library

Hours: Monday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sunday

Address: 357 Main St., Prospect, PA 16052

Phone: 724-865-9718

Website: www.prospectlibrary.org

Email: prospectlibrary@bcfl.org

Director: Shari Hunt

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals, videos and audio tapes, CDs, DVDs and eBooks

Other services: Book match, internet access, public computers, printing, interlibrary loans, career resources and adult and teen programming

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out material.

Barb Mathews, 61, Korah Hogg, 4, and right, Twila Hogg, 5, all of Slippery Rock, use the Slippery Rock Community Library for book borrowing and playtime. They have been visiting the library for 3 years. Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle 06/27/22
∎Slippery Rock Community Library

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed

Address: 465 N Main St., P.O. Box 25, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-9179

Website: www.slipperyrocklibrary.org

Email: srcl@bcfls.org

Director: Tiffany Frampton

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals, DVDs and eBooks

Other services: Internet access, public computers, printing and faxing, interlibrary loans, veterans career counseling and programming for adults and children

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

∎Slippery Rock University Bailey Library

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Address: 104 Central Loop, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2058

Website: www.sru.edu/academics/bailey-library

Contact: See website for librarian assistance by email.

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals, government documents, audio-visual items, university and community archives and books on tape

Other services: Internet access, public computers, research assistance, private rooms by appointment, readings rooms, coffee shop, virtual information desk and direct patron borrowing

Public access: Community members and non-university patrons must acquire special borrowers cards to take out materials

South Butler Community Library Director Michelle Lesniak shows the newly installed compact shelving added during remodeling. Justin Guido/ Butler Eagle
∎South Butler Community Library

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; closed Sunday

Address: 240 W Main Street, P.O. Box 454, Saxonburg, PA 16056

Phone: 724-352-4810

Website: www.southbutlerlibrary.org

Director: Michelle Lesniak

On-Site materials: Books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, eBooks and digital downloads

Other services: Internet access, public computers, copying, printing, 3D printing, faxing, scanning, exam proctoring, programs for children and adults and used book store

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out materials.

∎Zelienople Area Public Library

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday

Address: 227 S High St., Zelienople, PA 16063

Phone: 724-452-9330

Website: www.zelienoplelibrary.org

Director: Maggie Boylan

On-Site materials: Books, video and audio tapes, CDs, DVDs, periodicals and puppets

Other services: Internet access, public computers, word processing, printing abilities, programs and assistance for all ages

Public access: Free. Library card required to take out all materials.

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