Library Hours

Monday: 2:00-9:00pm*

Tuesday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Wednesday: 2:00-5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday: 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-Noon

Closed Sundays & Holidays

(*late evening hours subject to change at any time)


Butler Memorial Library, a donation from Senator Hugh Butler, Frank and Maudlee Butler was dedicated on November 9, 1950. The open house was held on February 22, 1951 and the next day, Mrs. Grace Newcomb, librarian, started checking out books. The first library board members were Ray McKinney, O.C. Shoemaker, R.E. Kind, Mable Correll and Zola Luther. The library operates with funds from the city and donations to offer materials and services that provide our community with opportinities to enhance lifelong learning.


Your financial support or donation of books and materials help Butler Memorial Library work toward a common goal to serve our community.

Your donations may also be tax deductible, please check with your tax advisor.

If you would like to make a financial donation mail us at:

P. O. Box 448, Cambridge, NE 69022

Library Board

The library is overseen by a Library Board & Library Foundation Board. The boards are made up of the same five people, however their agendas are different. 

The library board manages the general operations of the library. 

The Library Foundation Board manages:

• Purchasing Books, DVDs and magazines

• Bake Sale—raising money for something new:

2017 – Little Free Library

2018 – Edgerton Explorit Planetarium Event

2019 – New Junior Nonfiction book with QR code (Presidents) & Summer Reading Program activities(adjusted due to Covid)

2020 – matching funds for Children’s room updates

2021 – Asbestos ceiling texture removal, retexture & paint ceiling; enclose Studio Room

• Future large projects

Current Board Members

Austin Reisig—President

George Sund—Vice-President

Lisa Dutt—Secretary

Jaime Weiss—Treasurer

Jodi tenBensel—Board Member

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