Welcome to the Butler Public Library



We are calling all patrons who have previously signed up for this program. Please confirm whether you intend to come to the program on April 11.  
Psychic Medium Event and Book Signing:  Enter through the Library on April 11 to the Court Room.



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 Friday, May 5, 2017, 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.



GET READY FOR TAX SEASON:

We have copies of 1040 and 1040EZ ($.15 per copy) at the Library to help you with filing your taxes. All other forms can be printed from the IRS website & New Jersey Taxes. (see links below)
New Jersey Gross Income Tax Forms and other tax forms
IRS Forms & Publications



Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
When: March 1 – March 31, 2017
Ages: 4 – 10 yrs.
Visit the Library and pick up a Dr. Seuss game board located in the Children’s area of the Library. Fill in the titles of Dr. Seuss books that go with the picture on the game board and win a small prize. Bring your completed game board to an assistant at the Circulation Desk. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.



Maker’s Day:
When
: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. All Ages

Events: 3d Printing Demonstration: Drop In 10:00 A.M.- 2:30 P.M. (Circulation Desk area)Ceramic Class: 10:30 A.M.-11:15 A.M (Children’s Room) Grades K – 8 (15 total)
Snap Circuits Station: 10:30 -11:00 A.M. (Large Print Room) Grades K – 8 (15 total)
Soldering Class: 12:30 – 1:00 P.M. (Children’s Room) Grades 7 – 10 (10 total)
Creation Station: 12:00 – 12:30 P.M. (Large Print Room) Grades K – 8 (15 total)
Lego Card Station: 1:00 – 1:30 P.M. (Large Print Room) Grades K – 8 (12 total)
Adult Craft – Spring Terrariums:  1:30 – 2:30 P.M. (Reference Room)



Movie Night:  Trolls
When: Friday: March 31
Time: 7:00 – 8:35 P.M.
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 8:35 pm.  Come watch the new release movie, Trolls, on our new 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library. The program is open to all ages. Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Movie DatesApril 28, May 12, June 30, July 14, August 4, 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.



Children’s Book Sale: April
Please consider purchasing a Children’s Book as a donation to the Butler Library. Books for purchase will be displayed on the table by the Circulation Desk with papers inside which explains the donation process including the amount to be paid for the book. As always we thank our patrons who have helped us in the past increase our collection. (Our funding has decreased in the last two years so this fundraiser helps us purchase new books for our young readers.)



Step Into a Story: April
Visit the Children’s Area and read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Fill out a leaf (What would you like to give your favorite friend?) then give it to an assistant at the Circulation Desk, pick up a passport, and visit other libraries in Morris County to see their Step Into a Story display. Have your booklet stamped and return it to the Butler Library to be entered into a drawing for a prize. The more libraries you visit, the more chances you have to win.



Donations Accepted
May 1 – 20, 2017

For a limited time the Butler Library will be ACCEPTING DONATIONS of fairly new and gently used Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s Books, also DVDs and CDs from Monday, May 1 to Saturday, May 20. Please bring them in to the Circulation Desk. Thank you for supporting our upcoming Book Sale.



Book & Bake Sale
When
: Friday, June 2, 2017, From 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, June 3, 2017,
From: 10 am – 3 pm
There will be fairly new and gently used hardcover, paperback, classics, childrens, fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs and good things to eat for sale at our two-day Book & Bake Sale. The Bake Sale will be on Saturday only, provided by the Wednesday Morning Book Club.



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>


Weekly Computer Assistance
January 10, 2017 – June 13, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by Paul Pilmanis, Volunteer
Service is first come, first served. No formal instruction provided. Topics are varied. This service is for beginners and there are no sign ups required, just come in.



Fine Amnesty Week
June 12 – 17, 2017
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 12 – 17. Return overdue materials without incurring fines. Materials must be owned by Butler Library. Materials owned by other libraries will still be subject to fines.



tumblebooks
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.



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>

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.


Improved Wireless Access
The Library recently installed two Linksys Business Wireless-N600 devices in the Library. The devices allow data transfer rates of up to 600 Mbp and use wiring that is Category 5e compliant. While we are not completely familiar with what this technical jargon means, we do know that they improve wireless access in all parts of the Library. Also, you can now send print jobs to a printer at the Circulation Desk. Come try it out and ask us how we can help you.


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