Children’s Programming


Summer Reading Program: Kick Off Event:
Thursday, June 29, 2017.

  • Registration begins: 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • Jack’s Petting Farm: 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. Back Parking Lot.
    Please be careful to watch your children because it will be an active parking lot.
  • Popcorn Machine:  We will be popping corn from:  11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

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 
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.


S.T.E.M. Serious Game Design
Start Date: Wednesdays Beginning: July 5.      For nine weeks (excluding July 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.


Solar Observing Class  NEW Program Added
When: Monday, July 10
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Come to the Library and learn important information about the solar eclipse which will occur on August 21, 2017.  This class is open to 30 participants. Please sign up for this program, either stop in the Library or call 973-838-3262.


S.T.E.M. HUE Stop Motion Animation
Class I: Monday, July 10, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Class II: Monday, July 17, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Class III: Monday, July 24, 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
Entering Grades: 3 – 8
This free program is limited to 5 participants for each class who will work as a team to create a video using HUE Animation Studio Software. Registration is necessary.


S.T.E.M. Snap Circuit Club
When: Mondays: July 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Entering Grades K – 6
Learn the basics of circuity using our Snap Circuit Sound, Green & Electronics’ Kits purchased with donations from The Taste of Butler Fundraiser: 2016. This free program is limited to 12 participants. Registration is required.


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. are available to the first 1000 patrons from the Butler Library who come in and pick them up to view the eclipse safely.