Children’s Programming


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.


Monthly Saturday Story Time
Dates: Saturdays: January 7, February 4, March 4
Ages: 3 – 5 yrs.
Time:  10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Join Ms. Lisa for a story and a coloring activity in the Children’s Room on Saturday mornings once a month. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to register. Please call if you will not be attending after signing up. We always have a waiting list of children who would like to attend.


Events:   New Jersey Maker’s Day: Saturday, March 25.
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) Please call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library to sign up.

Snap Circuits Station: 10:30 -11:00 A.M. (Large Print Room) Grades K – 8 (15 total) Please call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library to sign up.

Soldering Class: 12:30 – 1:00 P.M. (Children’s Room) Grades 7 – 10 (10 total) Please call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library to sign up.

Creation Station: 12:00 – 12:30 P.M. (Large Print Room)  Grades K – 8 (15 total) Please call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library to sign up.

Lego Card Station: 1:00 – 1:30 P.M.  (Large Print Room)  Grades K – 8 (12 total) Please call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Circulation Desk at the Butler Library to sign up.


Cup Stacking Club
When: Saturdays, Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 18, 25, March 18 
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Grades: K – 8
Join our Cup Stacking Club and learn the basics in order to develop cup stacking speed. This free program is limited to 10 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to register. Please call the Library if you need to cancel because we always have a waiting list.

Craft: Sparkling CD Sun Catcher
When:
Thursday, February 16
Time:
6:00 – 6:30 P.M.

Grades: K – 7
Join Ms. Lisa and decorate a CD to make it sparkle and hang it in a room at home to catch the light. This program is limited to 15 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to register.


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. Every participant will win a small prize for completing the game board. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss


Juggling Funshop
When: Saturday, March 11
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades: 2 – 4, Parents need to sign up too. (50 includes parents/guardians)
Would you love to have a blast learning basic juggling skills? If so, we are having a Funshop for 7 – 10 year olds. This free program is limited to 50 children & parents. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to register. Please call the Library if you need to cancel because we always have a waiting list.


S.T.E.M. Light Up Creature
When:
Monday, March 27

Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M. 
Grades: 3 – 7
Create a small monster with simple supplies and add LED lights to make it extra spooky. This program is funded by Tri-State Ford through mouse.org and is limited to 10 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to register.


S.T.E.M. Maze
When: Monday, April 3
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Grades: 2 – 7
Participants will be using straws, tape, scissors and a marble to design a maze. This program is limited to 12 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to register.


Traditional Okinawan Anti-Bullying Demonstration When: April 3 (Court Room: Enter through the Library) Time: 5:30 – 6:00   5 – 8 year olds (with parents) 6:00 – 6:30   9 – 12 year olds (with parents)

Christopher Miller of Traditional Okinawan Karate Butler is coming to the Library to teach a dynamic traditional Okinawan Karate and Anti-Bullying Class. Children and parents will be participating in this dynamic session. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to register.


Ready to Walk & Roll
When: Saturday, April 22
Time:
11:00 AM – 11:40 A.M.
Grades:
K – 2
During this 40 minutes experience, students will learn about basic infrastructures and build a model neighborhood, learn to identify hazards on the road, learn to make safe choices, and learn about traffic control devices. This free interactive program is limited to 20 children. Registration will be open soon.


Craft: Decorate a Pencil Box
Dates: Saturday: April 29
Grades: 3 – 7
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Join Ms. Lisa and decorate a wooden pencil box. This free program is limited to 14 participants. Registration will be open soon.


Mother’s Day Craft
Date: Saturday: May 6
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades
: K – 7
Join Ms. Lisa for a Mother’s Day craft. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration will be open soon.


Craft: Quizmo (prizes) “RED” word Bingo
Dates: Thursdays: April 27, May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22
Time: 5:30 – 6:00 P.M.
Join Ms. Lisa and play sight word Bingo. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration will be open soon.


Cup Stacking Cub
Date: Saturdays: April 22, May 13 & 20, & June 3 & 17
Time:
10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Join a Cup Stacking Club and learn the basics in order to develop cup-stacking speed. This free program is limited to 10 participants. Registration will be open soon.


S.T.E.A.M. Book Paper Folding (2 Day Class)
Date: Mondays, June 12 & 19 (Participants must attend both days in order to complete the project.)
Time:
4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Grades:
3 – 8
Fold a book into an animal and add decorations to bring life to the animal. This class is limited to 15 participants. All materials are provided for this two day event. Registration will be open soon.


Father’s Day Craft
Dates: Saturday: June 10
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades
: K – 7
Join Ms. Lisa for this Father’s Day craft. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration will be open soon.


S.T.E.M. Snap Circuit Club
When: Mondays:
April 10, 17, 24
Time:
4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Grades: K – 5
Have fun learning about electronics while building exciting projects. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration will be open soon.