Children’s Programs

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, The original Mary Poppins (New Mary Poppins in 2019)

Friday, December 28
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with newly released films. Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  Please call us if you decide not to come because we prepare the Children’s room for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
Future Dates: January 25, 2019, February 8, 2019, March 8, 2019, April 5, 2019, May 3, 2019, June 7, 2019, July 12, 2019, August 9, 2019, September 27, 2019, October 25, 2019, November 15, 2019, December 13, 2019

S.T.E.M.  Paper Challenge
When:  Monday, January 7
Time:  5:00 – 5:45 P.M.
Grades:  K – 3
Join Ms. Arlene and be a part of this group

challenge. As always, the children are given directions when they arrive to the event. This free program is limited to 20  students. Registration is required


S.T.E.M.  Engineering Challenge
When:  Monday, January 7
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 PM.
Grades:  2 – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and be a part of this engineering challenge. As always, the children are given

directions at the event to work on the challenge. This free program is limited to 20 students.
Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Program about Breakfast
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

When:  Saturday, January 12
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Two Bite Club: Join Registered Dietitian Megan in learning about trying new foods and joining the two bite club! Kids will get to try an array of new foods through a fun interactive story time. This free program is limited to 20 students.


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Program about Breakfast
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

WhenSaturday, January 12
Time:  12:00 – 12:45 A.M.
Ages:  6 – 9 years
Wake Up and Power Up! Join Registered Dietitian Megan in this fun, hands-on snack class and learn how to build a better breakfast to keep you

powered throughout the day. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required


S.T.E.M.  Chess Club
When:   Saturdays: Jan. 19, Jan, 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades:  2 – 6
Join Ms. Esther and learn how to play chess or practice with other students who know the game. This free program is limited to 14 players. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Crazy 8’s Math Club Season 5
When:   Mondays: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
Time:  3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Grades: K – 2
This is a free program for Kindergarten to 2nd grade students who are interested in learning math skills after school.  Ms. Arlene, a former teacher will be running the program. This free program is limited to 15 students. 
Registration is required.  Children should try to attend all classes.


S.T.E.M.  Dig It Up Wild Animals
When:   Thursday, February 7

Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Grades:  1 – 4
Experience the thrill of discovery as you excavate a small wet Styrofoam pod using a plastic chisel to uncover a miniature wild animal. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Computer Based Math Practice
When:   Monday, January 14
Time:  6:30 – 7:15 P.M.
Grade:  3
Join Ms. Arlene, a former Butler teacher to practice math skills with other students using Chromebooks and a computer based program.  This free program is limited to 12 students. Registration is required.


Health Department:  Keep Me Lead Free
Presenter: Melissa Mittelholzer

When:   Wednesday, February 6
Time:  5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
All ages welcome
This program is presented to the children with parents/guardians in attendance. It is a free and exciting children’s presentation on lead poisoning. There are many older homes in  Butler, so the Health Department wants to  educate both children and parents on this important issue. This free program is limited to 12 children. Registration required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Unicorn
When:  Saturday, March 30
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic unicorn. Bring a container to carry home your wet project.  This free program is limited to 20 children.  Registration is required.


When:   Saturday, Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  10:30 – 11:15 A.M.
Grades:  2 – 6
Join Ms. Arlene to paint and decorate a mini rhythm board. It is always a good idea to bring in a box to carry home your project. This free program is limited to 20 children. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Paper Circuitry
When:  Saturday,  Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Grades:  K – 3
Join Ms. Arlene and create a paper circuit. This free program is limited to 20 children. Registration is
required.


S.T.E.M.  Make a Vase
When:  Saturday,  Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Grades:  5 – 8
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Join Ms. Esther on Maker’s Day and repurpose a glass bottle into a vase using yarn.  Students will be given directions and materials when they arrive at the event. This free program is limited to 15
students. Registration is required.



GIFT A BOOK SALE BEGINS in March and runs through April

Every year we ask our patrons to help purchase Children’s books for
the library as a donation. Books for sale are displayed on the front table in the Library for purchase. Thank you to patrons and Library staff members who have supported this sale in the past.



Middle School Book Club
When: The 2nd Thursday of Every Month. \
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades: Grades 5 – 8
Presented by Heather Till, Volunteer
Pick up a library book one month before the meeting, read it at home and come in to discuss the book with your peers.
Middle School Book Club Selections: 
Please email Miss Heather if you will be attending the meeting at: HeatherTill@outlook.com or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.