Greenville-Butler County Library


From the Director: October 2021

It’s October, the fun time of the year!


We love this season at the library, and you will certainly know that if you come into the facility and see all the wonderful Halloween decorations we’ve put up. Be sure and check out our display of creepy horror novels, the kind best read on a cool autumn night with your warm beverage of choice close by.

We were excited to be selected by the Alabama Public Library Service to participate in its WIFI “hotspot” pilot program and these will be made available to the public starting next week. We have five (5) of these devices the available for checkout. What’s a hotspot? It’s essentially a device that allows you to connect to the Internet using cellular data. To inquire about checkout policies and loan periods for the hotspots, please call the library at 382-3216, or email:

October is Family History Month, an excellent opportunity to explore your family’s roots. We are fortunate to have the Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society housed right here in the library. Mrs. Judy Taylor, Mr. Larry Stinson, and all the fine volunteers at the BCHGS, would be happy to help you explore your family tree as it relates to Greenville and Butler County. Volunteers are usually here every Tuesday during regular library hours, or you can also call to make an appointment. Visit their website:

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Fort Dale Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a special event at the Camellia Pavilion as LBWCC instructor Mollie Waters, dressed in period costume, will bring to life Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States. Come out and enjoy this unique historical reenactment. Light refreshments will be served.

Crochet Club is starting back! After over a year, we are slowly beginning the process of bringing back our in-house programming. Crochet Club, led by Pat Tucker, starts on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. and will be held every following Tuesday at that same time. Initial meetings will be held at the outside Camellia Pavilion. If you wish to learn the art of crochet, please come, and enjoy the fellowship! Call us for more information.

Last, but certainly not least, we’re happy to have Johnathan Grace join us to help coordinate and lead our children’s and youth services. Johnathan has an excellent background in working with children and mentoring youth and we know he’s going to be an asset to our library. If you’re in the library this month, please say a word of welcome to Johnathan!