Welcome to the Butler Public Library


New!  Women’s College Information Seminar
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
YOUR FUTURE IS WAITING! Looking to finish your Bachelor’s Degree? Or looking to get one? The American Women’s College (Bay Path University) has an on-line program designed to fit the schedule of busy career-minded women age 24 and older.
Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. when KATHLEEN LEARY will give an informational presentation about the first fully on-line program in the country designed just for women. Sign up today at the circulation desk to reserve your spot.

NEW! Do you need affordable Health Insurance?
Mondays: January 9, 17, 30 & Tuesday, January 24, from 3 pm – 7 pm

Affordable Care Act help: Sarah Jacob, a Certified Health Insurance Navigator, will be at the Butler Library to provide in-person insurance information and enrollment assistance at no cost. She will explain options for comprehensive, affordable health coverage and will help individuals and families enroll in health plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace or New Jersey Family Care/Medicaid.

Individuals enrolling should be citizens or legal residents of this country and must have a social security number and/or legal immigration documents.

Brochure  (PDF)

NEW!   The Value Line database is now available for your use: Check E-Resources for the Link to this Database.  The Library is now offering electronic access to Value Line.  All you need to do to use Value Line from any place in which you have access to the Internet and click the link to Value Line on our Electronic Resources page and enter your Butler Library barcode when prompted.

Value Line provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles  It is among the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resources in global investment and trading markets, tracking approximately 1,700 publicly traded stocks in over 99 industries. The company’s brand “The Most Trusted Name In Investment Research” was registered as a trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

NEW! Available to All Butler Library Patrons
Enter Here or go to our E-Resources Page

TERC is an acronym for the Testing & Education Reference Center for Online Education and Career Preparation Testing. It is an online database of materials to help you prepare for a variety of tests. Some of the available tests and courses range from AP Biology, High School Admission Testing, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST, College Entrance Exams such as ACT, PSAT, SAT, as well as Military Entrance Exams, Academic Skills Improvement, Career, Civil Service & Licensure in Cosmetology, Law Enforcement and Social Work among others, as well as Graduate Entrance Exams including GRE, LSAT+more, TOEFL Exams and U. S. Citizenship Exam among others. The TERC can be accessed from the Butler Library Website: www.butlerlibrary.org under E-Resources, the password is the barcode number on the back of your library card.

TERC is provided via funding from Butler Public Schools and the Friends of the Butler Public Library.

The Friends of The Butler Public Library
For over thirty years, the Friends group has helped raise funds to improve & upgrade the Library. In 2015, donations covered the cost of Museum Pass Program & gave donations to purchase the AWE AfterSchoolEdge educational games computer station. Please consider donating to the Friends. For more info on how to donate, go to: http://www.ButlerLibrary.org/Friends-of-the-Library/

The Butler Library has a 3D printer!  We are in the beginning stages of offering 3D printing to our patrons.  Additional information to follow. Visit the Library to see our 3D printer in action.

First video of 3D printer printing sheriff star:

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

New! A White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture. Fourth Graders receive free Access to all Federal Parks, Lands, and Waters.  Before you plan a trip with your family, go to www.everykidinapark.gov to learn about all of the places you can visit with this pass. Show the paper voucher (Pick it up at the Butler Library) to receive access to the parks.

Movie Night
When: Friday: February 10:
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Come watch the animated new release movie 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 Dates:   March 31, April 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.

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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>

Please use the menu links at the top of the webpage to view all programming for adults, teens, and children.