Welcome to the Butler Public Library

Friendly Reminder: The Butler Library will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day Weekend. Be safe and have fun with family and friends.

Thank you to our Friends at the Butler Library who recently supported us during our Gift a Book Program during the month of April and purchased books for the Children’s Collection.  Fifty books were purchased by Patrons and Staff of the Library.

Teen Summer Volunteer Meeting has been changed to June 1, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. in the Children’s Room for all students Grades 6 – 12 who would like to volunteer this summer for the Summer Reading Program. Be prepared to sign up for blocks of time on the volunteer schedule.  If you cannot attend the meeting, feel free to see Ms. Arlene on Mondays from 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. or call the Circulation Desk and leave a message. The volunteer forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. See you then. Thank you.

Taste of Butler Fundraiser to Benefit Butler Library and EDC

The Butler Public Library and the Butler Economic Development Committee are sponsoring a TASTE OF BUTLER fundraiser at Ramstein Brewery (22 Park Place, Butler) on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The fundraiser will feature samplers from several local restaurants including:
AJ’s Pizza, B&B Deli, Castelli’s Pizza Kitchen, El Mariachi Restaurante, La Quinta de Reyes, Outback Steakhouse, Polski Smak Deli, QuikChek, and Trackside Bar and Grill.
Beer will be provided by High Point Brewery and non-alchoholic drinks will be provided by Boylan Bottling Company.
High Strung Band will provide the music for the fundraising event.
Tickets are $25/person with advance sales only (no ticket sales at door).  Must be 21 years or older.  Payment is by cash or check made out to Butler EDC and a portion of the payment is tax deductible.  Tickets can be purchased at the Butler Public Library (1 Ace Rd.) and SoulJourney (409 Main St.) in Butler.
For more information, please contact Luis Rodriguez, Director of the Butler Library via email at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org or Sandi Liss at sandi@souljourney.com.  You can also call Sandi at 973-838-6564.

New Program Added for Children
Field Station Dinosaurs

When: June 20
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Where: Court Room
Ages: Young children to Grade 4.

The Dinosaur Troubadour from Field Station: Dinosaurs loves nothing more than sharing their knowledge of dinosaurs through song with children who are as interested in dinosaurs as he is. The Dinosaur Troubadour will be coming to the Butler Library for a story-time, sing-along, and a dance party. Joining him will be an unbelievably life-like roaring, breathing, 15-foot juvenile T-Rex. It will be an interactive, entertaining and surprising Paleozoic adventure so bring our camera for a photo opportunity. Call or stop by the Butler Library to register.

Amazon Smile Logo
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.

  Baby Box
The Butler Library is 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! Just stop in and ask for Ms. Kristen, Ms. Arlene, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Margaret, Ms. Carolyn, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Jenna, 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, Ferdinand (PG)
Friday, June 29
7:00 pm – 8:45 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 room for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Movie Dates: June 29 (Ferdinand: Rated PG 1 hour 48 minutes from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm,  July 13, (TBA) August 3, September 28, October 12, November 9, December 7.  Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently.

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>

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.

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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.