Children’s Programming


Family Movie Night  Now Showing, Smurfs, A Lost Village
Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Surfs, a Lost Village, Rated PG (2 hours), on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library.  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:  September 29, October 13, November 10, and December 8. Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently


S.T.E.M. Serious Game Design
Start Date: Wednesdays Beginning: July 5.      For nine weeks (excluding August 16)
Time: 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Entering Grades: 5 – 10
Learn the basics of game design using mouse.org, a program sponsored by Tri-State Ford. Meet for nine weeks during the summer and complete this interactive course. Limited to 12 participants. Registration is necessary.


S.T.E.M. Cup Stacking Club
Date: Thursdays: July 6 & 20, August 10 & 17
When: Saturday, Sept. 9 & 23
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Entering Grades: K – 8
Are you interested in joining a Speed Stacking Club? If so, come to the Library and have fun as you develop you skills. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is necessary.


S.T.E.M. 3D Necklace Printing Class
Presenter: Sarah Jennings (
The Science Line)
Date: Tuesday, August 1
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
Entering Grades:
5 – 12
Learn the basics of using a free CAD software to design your own necklace pendant to be printed on a 3D printer. Prints will need to be either mailed or can be picked up from the Library at a later time. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to pre-register.


African Clay Masks
Presenter: Ivy Omere
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Entering Grades: 5 – 12
Make an African clay mask with Ivy Omere and take home your work along with instructions for drying and painting. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Registration is necessary.


Hour of Code
Date: Mondays, August 7 & 14
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Entering Grades: 1 – 5
This program is for children entering grades 1 – 5 who know how to use a computer and the Internet. Children will learn how to use simple coding in order to complete picture commands. This free program is limited to 12 participants. Please call, or stop by the Library to preregister.
This program is for children entering grades 1 – 5 who know how to use a computer and the Internet.


Kids On-Bike Training: Kids learn to ride
When: Tuesday, August 8
Time: 10:30 A.M. –12:30 P.M. (Arrive 10:00 A.M.)
Ages: 5 – 13 years.
*Equipment: Your own bike and helmet
*Closed-toed shoes
An area will be set up in the parking lot and will be blocked off for this program. Participants work independently to practice balancing, coasting, steering, pedaling, as well as starting and stopping techniques. Parents will be working hands-on with their children. Registration is required. Limited to 15 participants.


S.T.E.M. (Paper Boat Challenge)
Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
This is an engineering problem solving challenge. Build a paper boat and race it to the finish line. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is necessary.


Kids I: Bike Rodeo
When: Tuesday, August 15
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Ages: 8 – 13 years
*Equipment: Your own bike and helmet
*Closed-toed shoes
Participants will learn bike safety lessons on an outdoor training course as they ride through an obstacle course and drill stations in the parking lot.
Registration is required. Limited to 15 children. Participants must bring bike, helmet, and wear closed-toed shoes.


Quizmo Club
Date: Thursdays: August 24 & 31, September 7 & 14
Time: 5:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Entering Grades: K – 2
Practice your Sight Words using a game similar to BINGO with Ms. Lisa. Small prizes are awarded. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is necessary.


Paint a Wooden Birdhouse
When: Monday, August 28
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Entering Grades: K – 7
This program is open to 24 participants. Registration is required. If you choose not to attend as it gets closer to the date, please give us a call so we can have other children attend.


Solar Eclipse of the Sun
Date: August 21, 2017
Solar Viewing Glasses provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to libraries in the U.S. will be available to the first 1000 patrons from the Butler Library who come in and pick them up beginning July 31, to view the partial eclipse safely. The eclipse is  August 21.