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Butler Public Library

100 West Atkison
660-679-4321

The Butler Public Library first opened its doors on June 12, 1926 and was housed in the basement of the courthouse. It was started by a group of public-spirited women and was financed through donations by merchants and local groups. In 1977, the library moved to the present location and a new building was constructed with funds from a legacy by former Butler resident, Hazel Ludwick Neuschafer and her daughter, Norma Neuschafer. The land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rice.

Robert A. Heinlein, the renowned science fiction writer, was born in Butler. After his death in 1988, his wife, Virginia, advised the library of her husband's wish to expand the library. Funds from the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Foundation enabled the renovation of the library, construction of the new wing, and further provisions were made for ongoing maintenance and other continuing assistance from the Foundation. Renovation and construction were completed in 1991.

The library is owned by the Butler Public Library Association, with membership by invitation. It is administered by a seven member board with Library Director, Linda Hunter, overseeing its operation.


Reviews

Alphabet Soup

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Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
Great staff, wonderful children's section and programs. A great community resource for our town without a doubt.

Barrett Case

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
I've only utilized the large table in the private room, so I can't speak to anything else. The Wi-Fi is free and sufficient. A nice, comfortable, quiet place to work.

Rachel Wilbers

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Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Jayme Chandler

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Friday, March 31, 2017

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