In Memory of Lynne Butler Adams

With great sadness, we share the news of Lynne Butler Adams’ passing.

Librarian. Philanthropist. Friend. Generous in words and deeds, Lynne was kind and gracious, with a keen sense of humor. Her tremendous curiosity made her both an outstanding librarian and a delightful lunch date. She was an ardent believer in the importance of literacy and an enthusiastic advocate for the Butler Children’s Literature Center and its goals.

Lynne’s joyfulness and generosity will continue to guide our work supporting scholarship and building community. In her memory, the Butler Center will continue its mission as one of the nation’s premier centers for the study of children’s and young adult literature in the services of literacy, learning and a lifelong love of reading.