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.


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, April 22, May 13, May 20
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.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)
Time: 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.


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.


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. 


Early Literacy Program: Getting Your Young Child Excited About Reading (Reference Room)
For Parents of Pre-K children
Presented by Allison Noble
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 
Join us for an informative Early Literacy program for parents of Pre-K children to be held in the Reference Room of the Library. Topics addressed: Fostering literacy, literacy projects to do at home, and resources available at the Library. Parents may bring their children and they will be cared for in the Children’s Room with Ms. Lisa or Ms. Arlene. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


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.


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.


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.


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.