Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

Program Celebrates 11 Early Childhood Teachers and Care Providers   Butler, PA, October 13, 2021 — Arlington, VA, October 13, 2021 – Today, PBS KIDS named 11 educators as the 2021 honorees of the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program. The awards, established in 2018, recognize...

BUTLER– The American Library Association (ALA) announced that the Butler Area Public Library was selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic...

Library Staff

  The Butler Area Public Library celebrated its 125th anniversary on June 22nd with an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. Three-hundred and fifty library friends, staff, and community representatives gathered in the library’s courtyard for an ice cream sundae bar, games,...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between April 1 and June 30, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (July 22, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 second quarter PA ForwardTM Star Library awardees....

Tiffany Harkleroad from the Butler Area Public Library has been selected to participate in PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (funded by IMLS).     ...

Butler Area Public Library logo

The Butler Area Public Library is partnering with RMU Bayer Center to Offer Classes for librarians.   Conflict Toolbox Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. –4 p.m. It’s inevitable that your staff, your consumers, and your board (maybe even you!) will get irritated from time to...

Caitlyn Boland

written by Caitlyn Boland Along with the Library’s new Director of Development, Christina Dreher, came the idea to both support health literacy in the community and raise money for the Library at the same time. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the Butler Area Public Library will host...

Caitlyn Boland

PA Forward: ‘Teens After 2’ by Caitlyn Boland YALSA has done the research. Libraries know that approximately 14 million middle and high school students are on their own after school. The hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with...

Caitlyn Boland

by Caitlyn Bovard As a reference librarian, certain times of the day are quiet. Then, all at once the computers are full and there is a line up of people waiting for an open station. Every single person requires your full attention and many of the things they need help with take...