About Us

Our Mission
The Augusta Public Library, a tax-supported institution, is a service-oriented facility striving to accommodate the informational, recreational, and educational needs of patrons in Augusta and surrounding areas. The library shall actively encourage patrons of all ages and backgrounds to use its resources.

Rumor has it that one of the first libraries in Butler County was organized in Augusta by Mary Ellen Haines. A glass-fronted walnut bookcase housed seventy-five of Mary Ellen's books. 
The bookcase traveled through local homes and businesses into the early 1900s when the Outlook Club decided to look for a permanent residence for the library. Each member bought a book annually to expand the collection and they raised funds in the community. Through efforts and campaigning the citizens of Augusta voted for a tax-supported library.

From a traveling bookcase of seventy-five books, the library has grown to a collection of over 30,000 items.

Board of Trustees

Mike Cannady - Board President 
Tonie Apel
Jill Bostwick
Paige Cocke
Robin Crawford
Ben Parrish
Christy Watkins