Teen’s Programming


Middle School Book Club
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month
Begins: January 11, February 8, March 8
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For Students in 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:
January 11 – The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
February 8 – Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
March 8 – Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Please email Miss Heather if you will be attending the meeting at:  HeatherTill@outlook.com


High School Book Club
The 1st Thursday of Every Month Begins: January 4, February 1, March 8
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For Students in Grades 9 – 12
Presented by Donna Morello, 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.
High School Book Club Selections:
January 4 – The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak
February 1 – Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
March 8 – Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Please email Ms. Morello if you will be attending the meeting at: MsMorello@aol.com or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.

Mindful Parenting & Yoga for Children
Mindful Parenting creating connection without technology
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Richard Butler School Multi-purpose room, 3 Pearl Place, Butler
How we connect, listen, and respond to our children influences their learning, behavior and attention. Yet, the stress we encounter often interferes with our ability to communicate and our children’s ability to listen. We have all become overly dependent on technology. It keeps us informed about the world outside our home, however it dis-tracts us from the relationships within our home. Come explore how mindful practices can develop your own sense of inner peace and calm. Learn tools to build family connection and mutual understanding. Come and experience easy to implement, mindful techniques you can use anywhere and anytime. Simultaneously, we will be offering mindful yoga classes for your children. Come together, or come on your own.
Presented by Allison Morgan MA, OTR, RYT
Allison MA, OTR, E-RYT is a pediatric occupational therapist, and registered Yoga Alliance teacher-trainer who has been working with youth for over 25 years. As founder of Zensational Kids, she collaborates with schools to help them cultivate resilience and compassion within the entire educational community. She has developed numerous programs to facilitate the integration of yoga and mindful practices district-wide. Her programs empower administrators, faculty, students and families to activate their unlimited potential through the development of  inner resources. She is an active international presenter, researcher, author, and ambassador of well-being.


Tools for Cultivating Calm & Focus at Home and School: For Enhanced Social Emotional and Academic Learning
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Aaron Decker School Library, 98 Decker Road, Butler
Program Description:
This interactive and informative workshop will provide a deeper understanding on the impact of daily stress and anxiety on relationships, the brain, engagement at home and school, and our children’s academic and social suc-cess. Participants will be provided with supportive research, as well as many tips, tools, and techniques (what it looks like, and sounds like) for enhanced communications and interactions with others while cultivating calm and connectedness within self, our children, home and school.
Presented by Teresa LaSala Teresa is an author and Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer providing professional development workshops and training’s both nationally and internationally for teachers, school administrators, parents, parent educators, and Positive Discipline Associates in training. Teresa is a consultant


QPR Gatekeeper Course “Question, Persuade, and Refer”
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Richard Butler School Multi-purpose room, 3 Pearl Place, Butler
Program Description:
QPR is an acronym for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Much of the world is familiar with CPR — short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation — an emergency medical intervention created in 1957 by Peter Safar. The process is designed to stabilize people who aren’t breathing or breathing intermittently and who may be in cardiac arrest until the per-son can reach a hospital or other care.
Similarly, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons created in 1995 by Paul Quinnett. An abbreviation for Question, Persuade and Refer, the intent is also to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.
Presented by Mary Vineis/NewBridge Services.


Testing & Education Reference Center
TERC  Important Information
Access to Testing & Education Reference Center is available within the library and remote access is permitted to patrons of the subscribing library with their login credentials. Such remote access is limited to non-commercial purposes. Remote access from a non-subscribing location or institution is not permitted. If your institution subscribes to Testing & Education Reference Center, you may be able to access the product by entering your credentials.


Volunteer at the Library: Community Service Hours: call 973-838-3262 for more information.
Children’s Services Volunteer Form: (At the Circulation Desk) Fill in both sides completely, and bring directly to Ms. Lisa or Ms. Arlene on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.  If there is a volunteer opportunity in the Library we will call you.  Thank you so much for thinking of the Butler Library.

We welcome student volunteers for the Summer Reading Program. Contact Ms. Arlene in April through June each year for this opportunity.