Welcome to the Butler Public Library



 Five orange pumpkins sit in a row in front of a distressed, wooden background.   A friendly Reminder: the Butler Library will be closing Wednesday, November 22 at 5:00 and will remain closed until Monday, November 27. Please make sure to visit the Library before Wednesday at 5:00.



It’s That Time of year again to open up your hearts and bring a smile to a child this holiday season. 

           
Drop Off Location: Inside the Butler Library from November 6 through December 8, 2017. The Butler Library will be participating again as a drop-off center for the Marine’s Toys for Tots program from Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 8, 2017. Please drop off and new unwrapped gift for a child or student if you would like to participate. We appreciate your generosity and wish you and your family Happy Holidays.



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.


New Program Added:
Prospective High School Students and Parents
Morris County Vocational School Information Session at Butler Library
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn about Career and Technical Education Programs for High School Students in Morris County.  Learn about:  Academies, Share Time Programs, Current students will talk about the full day Academy programs and the Interview for current applicants!  Space is Limited…Please Register!  https://butlerlibraryinfosession.eventbrite.com
For more info:  Email:  didomenicog@mcvts.org Call:  973-627-4600 ext. 277 Web:  www.mcvts.org

 
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, Cars 3
Friday, December 8, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Cars 3, Rated G (1 hour 472 minutes), on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 8:45 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: January, February 9, March 23, April 13, May TBA, June 29, July 13, 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.



Give Thanks Program Wednesday, October 25 through Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This Thanksgiving, donations of nonperishable items will be accepted as payment for fines on materials returned between Wednesday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 15. This does not apply to existing fines, only fines on items returned during the Give Thanks Program. The donations will be made by the Butler Library to the local food pantries. Bring in nonperishable items to the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library and give to those in need this thanksgiving.



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>

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.



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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.