Welcome to the Butler Public Library

The Butler Library closed every Saturday throughout the summer until September 6.

Coming Soon!  Museum Passes will be provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions. Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the Morris Museum, and the Garden of Sculptures.

LEGO Club: Team Building Project Time: 1:00 – 1:45 P.M. Thursday, August 14 & 21: Car Ages 7-14 years The children will work with a team to put together a kit purchased by the Library for LEGO Club this year. This free program is limited to 15 participants (3 in a group) for each session. register. Please leave all personal LEGOS at home. For Teens: Come in and Sign Up soon for this free class. Kaplan: PSAT Practice Test  Monday, August 11, 2014 High School Students Time: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. A fully-proctored practice PSAT will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. This free program is limited to 20 participants from Butler and neighboring towns. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to pre-register. Kaplan: ACT Practice Test FREE! Monday, August 18, 2014 High School Students Time: 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. A fully-proctored practice ACT will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. This free program is limited to 20 participants from Butler and neighboring towns. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to pre-register. The Butler Public Library with Home Health Care of Morris County will present a workshop called “The Art of Laughing & Science of Breathing for Seniors” presented by Pradep Nair of the HomeWell Senior Care of Morris on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to pre-register. Included is Laughter Yoga – “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” Clapping – Breathing & Fake Laughing. The benefits of laughing: removes stress, improves morale, improves blood pressure, brings oxygen to your body, brings positive emotions, positive work environment, increases productivity, and promotes a healthy and happier you. Click here for more information. Picture 012The Butler Library can help your child avoid the “Summer Slide!” Each year when June comes around both parents and their children celebrate another school year coming to a close.  Let the summer begin!  Lurking behind all the sun, sand, barbeques and vacations is the Summer Slide!  Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, report thatexperts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward. According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year…. It’s common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills.” Here are some resources to help you and your child maintains and perhaps even increases the gains that they have acquired all year.  The Butler Library has a wonderful selection of children’s books and material.  We have the Butler Public School reading lists and most of the books that are on the list. We look forward to helping you with this important work! Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide Motivating Kids to Read Home Room – Stopping the Summer Slide -The official Blog of the US Department of Education Three Ways to Prevent  the Summer Slide – Scholastic Publishing


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