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The Butler Library is temporarily closed until further notice.
Updated 6/1/2020 6:00 PM
Request from the Butler Library Staff:
  Please do not place any books into the book drop located outside of the Library. When the Library reopens, we will be happy to reopen the book drop.

NEW Partnership for a Drug Free NJ Virtual 15 Minute Child Break Webinar coming to Butler through ZOOM
June 4  7:00 P.M.

Butler MAC, Health Department and Library are collaborating with the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ to bring a 15 Minute Child Break to all parents and grandparents of youth under age 18 years. This program will be informative with the most current substance abuse prevention messages including how to talk with your child about substance misuse.

Please click on this link to view a digital flyer and to participate in the program held on June 4 at 7 pm via Zoom platform.  The link will take you right into the ZOOM Meeting.


FREE Online Butler Public Library and Kinnelon Public Library Adult Program on Zoom
The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Rick Feingold
Broadway is closed until further notice, but you can see the Hamilton Musical on Disney+ on July 3, 2020.  Join us, from home on Zoom, to see what the Hamilton Musical is all about on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 6:00 pm.
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton, a penniless, orphan, immigrant for love. We will read the love letters Hamilton sent to Eliza during their courtship, then meet two other women—Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds—who were after Alexander.  This program includes eight songs from Hamilton, An American Musical including The Schuyler Sisters, Helpless, Satisfied, and It’s Quiet Uptown.

Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University. This program is free for participants and paid for by The Friends of the Butler Public Library.

Click the link below to join us on Zoom!  Join Zoom Meeting

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Free Audible from Amazon during COVID

NEW For as long as schools are closed, Amazon Audible is open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.

Project Gutenberg: More information on our Electronic Resources “P”  Page. Or click on the link.

The Summer Reading Program will be different this year. Instead of using the handheld passport we’ve used in the past to log in minutes, we are going to use an Online Program called ReadSquared to keep track of your reading. There will be more information posted on the webpage in June. Stay tuned.  If you have seen this post, please email Ms. Arlene:   arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org See Adults’ Programming,Y/A Programs, and Children’s Programming Pages for more information.

NEW: Crazy 8’s Bedtime Math Contest: For Butler Residents
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Ms. Arlene will post a question weekly for children to answer:
3 – 5 year olds: What is the shape of a donut? Email Ms. Arlene to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org Tell me your first name/last name, age, address, and phone number so I can contact you when the library is open again.

Grades K – 1: If you order 2 chocolate donuts, 2 sugar-glazed, and 2 cinnamon, how many donuts do you have?   Email Ms. Arlene to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org Tell me your first name/last name, age, address, and phone number so I can contact you when the library is open again.

Grades 2 – 4:  Did  you know that people always eat up the chocolate donuts faster. If you serve 18 donuts, all chocolate or powdered, how many should be chocolate if you want twice as many chocolate as powdered? Email Ms. Arlene to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org Tell me your first name/last name, age, address, and phone number so I can contact you when the library is open again.

 Ms. Arlene and Ms. Lisa miss all of the children who come to the library to visit with us. While we cannot meet for Story Time and Toddler Time, and cannot meet for other programs, We have not forgotten about you.  While we are temporarily closed, we hope you are using Tumble Books for books to read. In addition, click on this Story Line link for books read to you by famous people. We can’t wait to see you.  BIG BIG HUGS.

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

NEW Are you interested in taking a Virtual Tour of a Zoo or Aquarium?  Visit the Children’s Page to access links to places like the Atlanta Zoo, Bronx Zoo, and more. Our favorite is the “Panda Cam” at the Atlanta Zoo.

NEW: Want to enjoy a musical performance online while you are in the house.  The Live Music Archive contains thousands of concert recordings for hundreds of artists. A popular collection is The Grateful Dead, but you can explore Smashing Pumpkins, Robert Randolph (and the Family Band), Disco Biscuits, Death Cab for Cutie, John Mayer, or Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. (If wizard rock is more your style, we also have several concerts from Harry and the Potters.) Take a look and see if any of your favorite artists are in here!

Paid for by the Morris County Library

Instant moviesCreate an account with Recorded Books’ InstantFlix for Libraries. Log in with your library barcode and then set up an individual account.  Once you have set up your individual account, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Programming includes comedies, dramas, horror, documentaries, animations, classic TV, short films, and over 40 other channels and genres. InstantFlix also delivers films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca.

Paid for by the Morris County Library

Create an account with Recorded Books’ Universal Class for Libraries.  Log in with your library barcode and then set up an individual account.  Once you have set up your individual account, you’ll have access to over 500 continuing education and personal development courses, both self-paced and instructor-led!

Mouse.orgMouse.org is a STEM website that empowers students to “engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real probles and make meaningful changes in our world” through an online platform.
Butler Middle School Students! Interested in trying a Do-It-Yourself technology project? The Butler Public Library has been given FREE access to a variety of online projects and courses created by mouse.org; available until the end of May. Keep reading to learn about some of the DIY projects available (To start any project, please have your parent send an email to luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org) Click here for a list of projects to complete.

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

Important Information:

We are asking you NOT to return any Library materials while we are closed.  The MAIN consortium has cancelled all overdue items for the time being. There will be no fines issued while the Library is closed.
The inter-library delivery service has been suspended throughout the state.  Holds that are listed as ready for pick up will be held until be reopen. Please disregard any pick up date.
If you have a question about or problem with using a Library online resource, please send an email to luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org
We will continue to give you information on the Library website, the Library Facebook page and Instagram account.  We will also use the Library e-blasts as a means of communication.  If you would like to sign up to receive an e-blast, please send an email to luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org.Please stay safe and remember that the Library has a lot of online resources you can use while at home! The Butler Public Library Staff

These are all free for patrons while we are closed temporarily.

Teen Book Cloud: The growing collection features over 1,000 titles for teens in grades 7 – 12, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic, and more.


Tumble Book Library: Has over 1100 titles for grades K – 6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, as well as books in Spanish and French.


Tumble Math: A comprehensive collection of math stories which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students in grades K – 6.  The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.

Learning Express Library: A highly-acclaimed e-learning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. For more information, click here.



AudioBookCloud: Features over 1200 titles, for all ages, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more.



Romance Cloud Books
Contains nearly 2,000 online books, with a constantly growing collection.



RB DigitalLooking for some really good magazines to read online? Are your teens Marvel comic book fans? We encourage you to use RBDigital from the Butler Public Library. With a Butler Library card, you have access to over 100 popular magazines, including Newsweek, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, the Economist, New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Woman’s Health, PCWorld, Bon Appetite, Rolling Stone and many more…In addition to popular magazines, your teens (or you) can read hundreds of Marvel comics and popular books! To access RBDigital, click on the image below. To read the magazines you will need to register first. Make sure you have your Butler Library card (or a card from any other MAIN library) handy when you register. You will receive an email with a username and password (unique to RBDig and not to Kanopy).  Once you’ve received your username and password, log into RBDigital. You are now ready to read a magazine, Marvel comic, or classic books. If you have a question about using RBDigital, please send an email to luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org.


Cloud LibraryDownload free books and audio books. Download the cloudLibrary app. Once you have the app downloaded to your device(s), you can browse the Cloud and search for e-books and audiobooks.


ree Movies for Kids. Use your Butler Library Card to access this site.



Free movies with Kanopy

Free Movies for Adults. Use your Butler Library Card to access this site.

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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