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Friendly Reminder: The Butler Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 2, for Election Day.

NEW! We extended our Wi-Fi so you can connect to it while sitting on the new benches at the playground!
If you need to connect to the Internet, you can now access the Butler Public Library open wi-fi network while sitting on the new and newly refurbished benches in the playground across from the Library.  Two new benches were built and the old benches renovated by Boy Scouts from Troop 86 in Bloomingdale, as part of Owen Kruger’s service project for the Eagle Scout badge. Jim Lampmann, the Butler Borough administrator, and Luis Rodriguez, the director of the Butler Public Library, along with Butler Department of Public Works employees, worked with Owen on the project.  
Anyone who needs help connecting to the Butler Public Library wi-fi network should send an email to Luis.Rodriguez@ButlerLibrary.org.

We are offering:  CURBSIDE  DELIVERY,  INTERLIBRARY LOANS, AND APPOINTMENTS FOR COMPUTER USAGE AND BROWSING INSIDE THE LIBRARY. Call us to make an appointment.
Temporary Library hours:  Monday – Thursday  10:00 – 5:50 p.m. Friday:  10:00 – 2:50 pm.  Closed Saturdays.


The Butler Public Library was recently selected as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary
The Butler Public Library has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of October. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 25 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405. The Butler Public Library will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during October, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
We appreciate being chosen and appreciate your donations!
For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com

WELCOME BACK!  WELCOME BACK!
Please call in advance to schedule an appointment to browse or use a computer in the 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. 

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!

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 to 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.


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.

All free during COVID:

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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