Welcome to the Butler Public Library

Sorry, but the Butler Library no longer has solar glasses available for our patrons.  We are hoping those residents of Butler who received the glasses will share with other residents in town while viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.  Otherwise, you may come to the Butler Library and view the live coverage of the solar eclipse on our 71 inch color television donated by the Friends of the Butler Library beginning at 1:00 P.M. in the Children’s Room.

Introductory Spanish
When:  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.

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, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Rated PG (90 minutes), on Friday, September 29, 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: 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>

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.