Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Now that we have the internet, libraries are a thing of the past. Nice little memory however.
Some of the old furniture and artwork from the old library are in a room upstairs faciing McKean Street.
Every time I go back home I stop there, an excellent facility that the town should be proud of.
They did an excellent job of outreach to the rural areas. A local family would volunteer to be the librarian and then kids could walk there to pick up books.
When I was a kid in the 60's through early 70's the librarian's name was Miss Story. How approriate!
When I was a kid in the 40's one of the librian's name was Clare Heibel.
now her name is Ms. Google
I would love to see it close down and someone put in a nice restaurant. Does anyone really do research at a library?
There are people who still love books. Believe it or not there are people who cannot afford a computer, to some computers are commonplace but to some a luxury. A library has a special feel but if you are not a reader or didn't spend much time in a library that can't be understood.
E readers are cheap!!!!!!!!!!
It's not often I go to the library however I have noticed it's always the same people on the computers and they could use a bath.It's just another hangout for bums and wrestling clowns which I'm tired of paying for
free use of the toilets!
Seems like anonymous doesnt have anything positive to say about anything. Please go share your miserable, petty insights elsewhere. There are many who enjoy this blog and enjoy and appreciate Butler.
My Mom used to take me up there when I first learned to read and I was so proud to be able to check out books. The librarians were very helpful to a six year old and I can truthfully say I learned my love of reading and books which has benefited me all my life.
anyone remember Mary Mitcheel and Kate Story? Librarians extraordinaire. I worked there for 2 years while in high school.
Moving into Butler from rural Armstrong county back in 1957, I found refuge in the library. Having met few friends, I read just about every scientific book on rocketry, space, astronomy and chemistry. Those books developed in me a desire to pursue a career in chemistry and later employment in the field as a petroleum chemist. I have fond memories of the old McKean street library.
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