Welcome to the Butler Public Library

Just a reminder to all of our Patrons: The Butler Library will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015, for Good Friday and will reopen Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 

Recycle with us.

Recycle with Us.
Drop off your used ink cartridges, cell phones, and laser cartridges with us. There is a box under the display case in the foyer of the Library for these items. Thank you.



ComputerCome to the Library for Computer Assistance weekly on Tuesdays, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. with volunteer assistant, Paul Pilmanis. Service is first come, first served. No formal instruction provided. Topics are varied. This service is for beginners and is limited to 10 patrons, so please call at 973-838-3262, or stop by our front desk to register.

Over Drive for Digital Books is no longer being used in MAIN Libraries. The new vendor is 3M Cloud which can be accessed through the Catalog on our Butler Library Website under Download Books and Magazines, or clicking on the cloud to the left.  Read more…>


PronunciatorClick on the link to the left, add you Library Card number and password to access over 80 Languages and begin learning. Have fun!  Click here for a list of the languages available.


AVAILABLE TO OUR PATRONS (Click on the links below for more information) library 143Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, Morris Museum, and the Grounds for Sculpture. You may print out a Museum Pass User’s Agreement   to bring to the Library when you pick up the passes or fill it out when you pick up the pass. Read more…>


Step Into  a Story: Join us for the month of April and “step” into some of your favorite children’s stories. Each participating library will be decorating a portion of their space to represent a well-known children’s book or series Read more…..>

Gift-a-Book SaleGift a Book Sale: April 1 – 30. Every April we display Children’s and Young Adult books on the front table by the DVD’s for an entire month. These book are available for our community members to purchase for our Children’s Collection. If you would like to purchase a book for our Library, peruse the selection on the table, fill out the form which is inside the book, and bring the book and paper to an assistant at the Circulation Desk for payment and processing. Thank you once again for supporting our sale in celebration of “National Library Week.” The Gift A Book Sale is on now.

April Reading Challenge: April 1- 30
Celebrate National Library Week by completing the April Reading Challenge. See how many books you can read during the month. Pick up a form and fill in the titles and authors you have read in April. Return it by Wednesday, May 6, to enter the challenge. Winners will be notified by phone and announced on our website. This program is open to Butler Library patrons of all ages. Forms will be separated into age groups. Take the April Reading Challenge and see how many books you can read in one month.

Annual Friends Membership Drive
In our first letter over 30 years ago we stated, “We can see our library enhancing our community by providing a place for cultural events, study facilities for students of all ages, a meeting place for friends and groups, and by enriching lives through reading.” What was a vision at that time has become reality. In 2014 The Friends purchased a 70” Flat Screen TV and supported the library’s summer reading program events and the Art Kids Rule Program in 2014. Please say ‘Yes’ when you receive your annual membership form for 2015. Copies of the membership form are also available at the Library. Be a part of the Friends of the Butler Public Library.

Fine Amnesty Week
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 15 – 20. Return those overdue materials without incurring fines. Materials must be owned by Butler Library. Materials owned by other libraries will still be subject to fines. Existing fines will still be in effect.


Into the WoodsFamily Movie Night
Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:45 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing Into the Woods on our New 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library.  Program is open to all ages.  This free program is limited to 25 participants, so please call the library at 973-838-3262, or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

Future Family Movie Nights
May 15:  7:00 pm  Big Hero 6, Rated PG
June 26:  Movie & Time to be Announced
Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, featuring New Release Family Films on our new 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library. April 17, showing Into the Woods Rated PG (125 minutes). May 15, showing Big Hero 6, Rated PG (102 minutes) & June 26, the title is to be announced. Check our website or for flyers in the library for future titles.


Adult Programs:

  • Healthy Mind & Body: Exercise for Elders: Saturdays,  March 21, & 28  Read more…>
  • The Jazzy Vegetarian is Coming to Butler Library:   Tuesday, April 21, 2015   Read more…>
  • Intermediate Astrology Workshop Series: Wednesdays, April 22, 29, May 6 & 13 Read more…>
  • Zumba* – Gold (Low Impact) Dance/Fitness Demo:  Saturday, April 25  Read more…>
  • Driver Safety Program: Tuesday, May 9  Read more…>
  • College Planning Seminar: Wednesday, May 27  Read more…>
  • Craft Night for Adults: Paint a Ceramic Owl: Wednesday, June 3  Read more…>
  • Excel for Beginners: Saturday, June 13 
  • Free online DMV practice tests:  Read more…>


Children and Teens

  • Lessons from the Kitchen: Refrigerator Pickles:  Monday, April 6, 2015  Read more> 
  • Craft Night: Paint a Birdhouse: Saturday, April 25, 2015   Read more>
  • Gift a Book Sale: April 1 – 30:  Read more below.
  • Step Into a Story: April 1 – 30Read more below.
  • Lil Aprons Classes: Recreation Department: Read more…>
  • Chess Club: Thursday afternoon:  once a month: Read more…>
  • Teen Volunteer Application for Summer Reading: Read more…>
  • Summer Reading Kick Off: June 25, 2015Read more…>
  • Art Kids Rule: June 29, 2015: Read more…>
  • Free Online DMV Permit PracticeRead more…>


Would you like to receive online updates from the Butler Library regarding exciting upcoming Adult, Teen, and Children’s events? If so, fill out the online email registration form below. If at anytime you would like us to remove your name from the email list, please let us know by calling the Library at 973-838-3262.