Welcome to the Butler Public Library

Summer Reading

Week 4 now in progress: July 24-28.
Turn in your worksheet and have your Passport
stamped by Friday, July 28.
Passports and worksheets must be handed in at the same time.
Please take your Passport to the Circulation Desk
to receive your weekly prize.
No new registrations after July 21.

Summer Reading Winners: Congratulations!

Week 1:
Ian D
Juliana S.
Week 2: 
Mia F.
Kaylie T.
Week 3:
Allison M.
Chloe T.

Does your student have a Summer Math Packet to complete for Middle School or for Freshman Math?  A student volunteer would love to help your child this summer.  Limited space is available, so call or stop in at the Library to see Ms. Arlene. (973-838-3262)

A conversation about “How to Become a U.S. Citizen”
When:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to join the
conversation! Learn about the naturalization process and what you need to become
a U.S. citizen. This is a free event open to the public. USCIS representatives will
be available to answer your questions. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to register. For more information, contact: Luis.Rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org.

NEW! Coming to the Butler Library:  Introductory Spanish
Wednesdays, Beginning August 2 – August 30.
6:307:30 P.M.
Class offered to:
Grades 5 and up. (including adults)
“Improving Your Spanish” Class – for adults and middle and high school students
If you are an adult and a beginner or intermediate level of Spanish, join us on Wednesdays night at 6:30 p.m. in August beginning August 2. An expert Spanish speaker will work with the group on improving Spanish speaking skills! Class starts on Wednesday, August 2 and ends on August 30.

This free program is limited to 12 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to register. For more information, contact: Luis.Rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org.

Solar Eclipse Glasses will be available July 31.

-Where do I pick them up?  At the Circulation Desk
-Butler Patrons Only
-Show your library card and print your name and street address in the binder located at the
Circulation Desk
-All participants who would like to have the glasses must come to the Library to pick up the solar glasses.  If three patrons sign up for the glasses, three patrons get the glasses.
-If solar glasses are damaged or destroyed, the glasses will not be replaced, so keep them in a
safe place until the August 21.
-If the glasses are ripped or scratched, they are no longer safe to use.

Friendly Reminder:  We appreciate all book donations, however, please do not put any book donations into the BOOK DROP located outside of the Library. The book drop is for book & DVD returns only.

Summer Hours begin Saturday, July 1. The Butler Library will be closed on all Saturdays from July 1 through and including Saturday, September 3.

The Butler Library is now a Baby Box Distribution Center
We are proud to announce that the Butler Public Library is now a Baby Box Distribution Center.  Baby Boxes are inspired by the maternity packages given to all expectant mothers in Finland.  They double as a baby starter kit and a safe sleep space for infants.  They are an initiative that is new to the United States in an effort to equip expecting families with vital parenting education and resources.  The boxes themselves are free to all expectant mothers through the Baby Box University and include new parent essentials such as diapers, breast pads and more.

To claim your free baby box, register at:  www.babyboxuniversity.com
Log on and watch a 10-15 minute training course for your region, after taking a quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion.  Print it out or take a screenshot and bring the certificate and the email address you used on Baby Box University to Butler Public Library and collect your Baby Box.  That’s it! Please call ahead and make an appointment with Ms. Kristen, Ms. Arlene, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Margaret, Ms. Carolyn, or Mr. Rodriquez before picking up your Baby Box.
Congratulations on the birth of your little one, and welcome to the Baby Box Family!
Email info@babyboxuniversity.com for support if you have any trouble with the Baby Box University process.

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, Snurfs: The Lost Village
Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Smurfs: The Lost Village Rated PG (90 minutes), on Friday, August 4, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  Program is open to all ages.  Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Movie Dates:  September 29, October 13, November 10, and December 8. Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently for updates.

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’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>

A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IS COMING to New Jersey:  August 21, 2017
The Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses will be
available starting Monday, July 31, 2017 until our supply runs out.
-We have 1000 viewing glasses for Butler Residents who are Library cardholders.
-One per person.

-Show your library card to the assistants at the
circulation desk and print your name and address in our receipt book in order to receive your solar glasses.
-If the solar glasses are damaged before the eclipse,
they will not be
replaced by the Library staff so keep them in a safe place.
STARNET:  Science Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries is sponsoring the Solar Eclipse Event throughout the United States and will be providing free viewing glasses for our residents through the The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  .

Helpful Links for Observer’s Viewing
Observer’s Guide to Viewing the Eclipse (Print out a PDF)
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Provides Viewing Glasses for Residents
Extreme Heat Safety
Car Safety: Fact Sheet for State and Local Departments of Transportation
More information to follow. Stay tuned.

For Kids: Check out our website for Tumble Books: Premium Edition

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

Recycle with Us. (Fundraising for our Library) 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.

Join our Email List:
Send an email with the word Join in the subject field to info@ButlerLibrary.org to receive email blasts of Library Programs and Events. Stay informed and know what’s happening at the Library.

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.