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Delivery Service Is Back!
The Butler Public Library is very pleased to announce that the delivery service between libraries is back! Reserved library materials are once again on the move.  You can now place a hold request for an item at another MAIN library to have that item delivered to the Butler Library.  Because this is an interim arrangement until the Statewide delivery system is back (maybe in October), deliveries may take longer to arrive than in the past.


All are invited to the “Butler Celebrates the 2020 Census Day” on Sept. 19 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Butler Museum.
Staff from the Census will be there to help you complete the Census.
We will also have an ice cream van for all.
Contact Luis Rodriguez at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if you have any questions.

On September 21, you will be able to make an appointment to come inside the Butler Public Library.
Appointments can be made for 30 minute blocks on Monday to Thursday beginning at 11 am with the last appointment at 4:30 pm and on Friday from 11 am with the last appointment at 1:30 pm. Appointments must be made the day before you would like to come into the Library.

In order to maintain safe social distancing in our Library during each 30 minute block, one person will be allowed to browse the adult books, adult DVDs, and audio-books section; one family allowed to browse the children’s, juvenile and teen books sections, along with the children’s DVD sections, and two people allowed to use the public computers.  
Patrons who would like to use their laptop in the Library can do so by contacting Luis Rodriguez at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org. Patrons can use their laptops for 30 minutes.
All patrons who want to come into the Library must wear a face mask (fully covering the nose and mouth) and use hand sanitizer we will provide. If you do not have a face mask, we can provide one for you. While we think the use of the hand sanitizer should prevent the spread of the Covid virus, we can also provide gloves on request.
Please send an email to luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if you have any questions. We look forward to begin seeing our patrons again…in the Library!

NAVIGATING HOPE VAN and PROJECT HOPE VAN:  coming to the  Church of the Nazarene (Parking Lot)
Where: 188 Kiel Ave, Butler, NJ  07405  (GPS location:  10 Jericho Rd., Butler, NJ 07405)
When: September 24
Time:  9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Apply for SNAP  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Apply for Medicaid (General Assistance Cash)
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
Utility Assistance
Housing Assistance

The mobile recovery access vehicle offers critical support for persons struggling with addiction, with the goals of preventing drug overdoses and deaths.  For more information Click here

“Open Air” Library Day
When: Saturday, September 26   Weather Permitting
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Come visit Ms. Lisa and Ms. Arlene outside under a tent to choose new books and videos to borrow from our Adult Collection. Please wear a mask and social distance. Free 5″ flip sequin unicorn plush toy will be given out when you check out an item.  

“Open Air” Halloween Library Day  Weather Permitting
When: Saturday, October 10
Time:  11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join Ms. Lisa and Ms. Arlene outside under a tent to choose Children’s Halloween Books and DVD’s and Adult Scary DVD’s to borrow from the Library.  Please wear a mask and social distance. Free Halloween Craft for each person who borrows an item.

ChromebookNEW!  Chromebooks are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.  The Chromebook can be used for one hour, once a day, either in the lobby leading to the Library or outside the Library close where the Wireless Internet is available. For now, we are doing this on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for one hour usage.

A valid Butler Library card in good standing with no more than $10.00 in outstanding fines must be presented at check-out.  In addition, the borrower must have a valid photo ID which we will copy.  The copy will remain in the library until the Chromebook is returned. Call the library for more information.

The Friends of the Butler Public Library
Friends Meeting will be held on Zoom.  Please email: luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org  if you are interested in attending.
Monday, September 21, 2020 
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us on Zoom, for a meeting with your friends and neighbors to talk about how together we can make the Butler Library better for the people in the Butler Community.  If you love the library and you would like to see more good things happening here, meet with us to talk about how we can make it happen.
Please contact Luis Rodriguez at: luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if you have any questions.

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New Library Books:  ADULTS & DVD’s
As we purchase new books, they will be showcased on a carousel. If you click on the book cover, you will be directed to a page to login into your account and reserve the book if it is available.

New Butler NEW Library Books:  CHILDREN/TEENS
As we purchase new picture books, Early Reader leveled books, Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction books, and Teen book, they will be showcased on a carousel. If you click on the book cover, you will be directed to a page to login into your account and reserve the book if it is available.

THE BOOK DROP IS OPEN FOR ALL RETURNS. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 7 days.

Library hours and Curbside pick-up of Butler Library materials are Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 5:50 P.M. and Friday 10:00 – 2:50 P.M.
In order to receive materials from the Butler Library, first reserve materials through the catalog located on the www.butlerlibrary.org website or call 973-838-3262 for assistance.  When you are ready for pick-up, please call the library ahead of time, so we know you will be coming.  That way we will have your materials ready.
The inter-library delivery service has been suspended throughout Morris County until further notice.  Curbside pick – up directions:  Read More.

Borrow our pass. Imagine That!  Open Tuesdays – Sunday  10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. When carrying an Imagine That! Museum Pass from the Butler Library, you are entitled to Free General Admission for four people. (4) No longer open Mondays and new hours:  4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, N.J. 07932. Reserve the pass by calling the Butler Library:  973-838-3262. Place a $30.00 deposit in an envelope.  Read more.

THE MORRIS Museum is Open July 21.  Borrow our Museum Pass  The Morris Museum in Morris Township has announced its reopening plans, with a members-only week starting on July 14 and the general public welcome starting July 21. Also, a weekly jazz series will begin outdoors, on the elevated parking deck behind the museum, July 16, with artists to be announced.  Read More.

All free during COVID:

BOXES OF HOPE The Borough of Butler would like to inform the residents of Butler of a program that the Church of the Risen King is sponsoring, for those affected by COVID-19. If you are in quarantine or have tested positive for the virus help is available for groceries and personal hygiene products. The program Boxes of Hope is a tangible way for us to stretch out a hand to those that are affected through either illness, quarantine, or just the uncertainty of this time. Should you wish to participate by either receiving a box or donating items for distribution to those in need, please visit the Church of Risen King website: www.risenkingchurch.com

Would you like to become a patron of the Butler Library during the Covid-19 crisis in order to be able to use all Butler Library Services we have to offer during this time? If so, click here. New Library Card Directions

Movie Recommendations Welcomed
Sometimes, we are asked if we know of any good movies in the Library collection for a person to watch. If you have any recommendations of good movies available at the Butler Library, please share that with us. We can pass on your recommendation to other patrons.

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