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To all of our patrons and Friends of the Butler Public Library, we are wishing you a very  Happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Due to the holiday, the Butler Library will be closing Wednesday, November 21 at 5:00 P.M. and will be closed Thursday November 22, Friday, November 23, & Saturday November 24.  Please make sure to visit the Library before November 22 for your Library needs.

English Language Conversational Skills Program
Begins:  Saturday, December 1, 2018
Eight-Week Program
Saturdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Butler Public Library to hold eight-week program to help improve your English conversation skills.  The program begins on Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 11 am – 12 noon.  Adult learners can improve their English language conversational skills in this program which will use everyday situations as its focus. The program uses a curriculum developed by the New Jersey State Library. Participants should have some familiarity with speaking in English.  Sign up at the Butler Library Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.


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Raise Money for the Butler Free Public Library or
The Friends of the Butler Library through your Amazon purchases.

The Butler Free Public Library and the Friends of the Butler Library now have Amazon Smile links. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com and indicate the “Butler Free Public Library” or the “Friends of the Butler Public Library” as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to each organization.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service but now your purchases on Amazon can help a charitable organization of your choice.

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, The original Mary Poppins (New Mary Poppins in 2019)

Friday, December 28
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with newly released films. Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  Please call us if you decide not to come because we prepare the Children’s room for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or on flyers in the Library for future movie titles.  Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently.

Give Thanks Program
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 through Wednesday, November 14, 2018
This Thanksgiving, donations of non-perishable items will be accepted as payment for fines on Butler Library materials returned between Wednesday, October 24 and Wednesday, November 14. This does not apply to existing fines, only fines on items returned during the Give Thanks Program, which are owned by Butler Library. The donations will be made by the Butler Library to the local food pantries. Bring in non-perishable items to the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library and give to those in need this Thanksgiving.

November 1, 2018 – December 6, 2018
The Butler Library will be participating again and will be a drop-off center for the Marine’s Toys for Tots Program from Thursday, November 1 through Thursday, December 6, 2018. Please drop off an unwrapped new gift for a child or student if you would like to participate and bring a smile to a child this holiday season. We really appreciate your generosity.

Museum Passes Butler Library card holders can check-out free Museum Passes with a $30.00 cash deposit which will be refunded when the passes are returned. (Click on the links below for more information) Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions.

  1. Morris MuseumMorristown, NJ:  Read more>
    Current Exhibits:  (See What’s happening at the Morris Museum)
  2. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: Manhattan, NYC Read more>
  3. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, NJ:  Read more>
  4. Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton Township, NJ: Read more>
  5. You may print out a Museum Pass User Museum Pass User Agreement  to bring to the Library when you pick up the passes or fill it out when you pick up the pass. Read more>

What can the Butler Public Library offer me? Read more…>

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Movie Recommendations Welcomed
Sometimes, we are asked if we know of any good movies in the Library collection for a person to watch. If you have any recommendations of good movies available at the Butler Library, please share that with us. We can pass on your recommendation to other patrons.