Welcome to the Butler Public Library


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…>


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…>


Free online DMV practice tests: . The Butler Library is offering a free online DMV practice test  through Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education. Take NJ practice tests for your car, motorcycle or commercial license. Also contains online drivers’ manuals. The Driver Education program will contain the following state-specific information:  Click here to get started.

    • 10 car practice tests
    • 5 motorcycle practice tests
    • 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
    • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
    • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

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.

Gift-A-Book Sale: April
To celebrate National Library Week we will hold a
Gift-A-Book Sale. There will be children’s books for you to choose from to be purchased as a donation to the Library to add to the Children’s Collection. Pick out a book from the Gift-A-Book Section and fill out the form which has been placed inside the book. You can pay by cash or check made out to the Butler Public Library. We will put a book plate inside the book with your name and a short message. Happy National Library Week!

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. 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.


Movie NightFamily Movie Night, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, March 13, 2015 from 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day 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.

Into the WoodsFuture Family Movie Nights
April 17:  6:45 pm
May 15:  7:00 pm
June 26:  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:
1. Wednesday Afternoon Movies, now showing The Secret Life of Bees at the Butler Public Library:  Wednesday, March 4,  Read more...>
2. Healthy Mind & Body: Exercise for Elders: Saturdays,  March 7, 21, & 28  Read more…>
3. The Jazzy Vegetarian is Coming to Butler Library:   Tuesday, April 21, 2015   Read more…>
4. Intermediate Astrology Workshop Series: Wednesdays, April 22, 29, May 6 & 13 Read more…>
5. Zumba* – Gold (Low Impact) Dance/Fitness Demo:  Saturday, April 25  Read more….> 


Children and Teens

1. States and Capitals Bingo Night:  Monday, March 9, 2015   Read more…..>
2. Lessons from the Kitchen: Refrigerator Pickles:  Monday, April 6, 2015  Read more…..>
3. Craft Night: Paint a Birdhouse: Saturday, April 25, 2015   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 Sale: 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.” (April 13-18)

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.