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Consider giving back to the Library by purchasing a children’s book during our Gift – a – Book Program that will be donated to the Library for our children to read. The books offered for sale will be on display at the front table near the computers. The sale will begin on March 15 and run through April during National Library Month.

Girl Scout Program During Gift A Book for All Library Visitors
Girl Scout Troop will hold a craft session where children will make their own bookmarks. The Troop will also create a poster and advertise in the community for families to come to visit us at the Library and encourage them to donate a Gift a Book while they were there. To make this project sustainable, the Troop will create a little poster or hand out that can be displayed in the Library which reminds children how to properly care for the books they take out.
The dates of the Girl Scout events are:
Saturday – March 30th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Saturday – April 27th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

April 1 – 30, 2019
To celebrate National Library Month we will give out prizes for reading a book. Read a book, submit a summary form and you will receive a small prize! This program will run from April 1 – April 30, or until prizes run out. Come in soon to pick up a form. One prize per person.

April 1 – 30, 2019
To celebrate National Library Month, come play Library BINGO at the Butler Library from April 1 – 30. Pick up your Library BINGO card and start your BINGO game. Check out various library items that are in the BINGO squares. Have your BINGO card stamped each time you return the items to the Library to play and be eligible for a raffle drawing on April 30th.

During MAINquest, visit a participating MAIN library and enter contest to win prize!
When: April 6 – April 18, 2019
To celebrate National Library Week, participating libraries in the MAIN consortium are inviting you to come to their library, do a riddle, answer some questions, or participate in a scavenger hunt. Completing this not too complicated task will allow you to enter a contest in which adults and juveniles can win a
prize such as an iPad, a Kindle, an iPod, and other small electronic devices. More information will be available soon on our website. Children participating at the Butler Library will be completing a scavenger hunt. Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Circulation Desk. Adults participating will complete an activity which will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned.

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 17-21. Return those overdue materials without incurring fines. Materials must be owned by Butler Library. Materials owned by other libraries will still be subject to fines. Existing fines will still be in effect.

Tax season is upon us. Below are links to forms and instructions to make this process easier for you. If you need printing of any of these pages come to the circulation desk and we will print them out for your for $.15 per page.

Click on the links below for valuable Tax information.

Federal Government
Schedule 1 Form
Additional Income and Adjustments to Income
Schedule 2 Form
Schedule 3 Form
Nonrefundable credits
Schedule 4 Form
Other Taxes
Schedule 5 Form
Other Payments and Refundable Credits
Schedule 6 Form
Foreign Address and Third Party Designee

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.

Call the Kinnelon Library: 973-838-1321 to make an appointment for taxation help.
Location for Tax help:103 Kiel Avenue Firehouse, Kinnelon

Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. (half hour appointments)
February 7 through April 15

Free Museum Passes Available for patrons of the Butler Library.
Museum Passes Butler Library card holders can check-out free Museum Passes with a $30.00 cash deposit which will be refunded when the passes are returned. (Click on the links below for more information) Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions.

  1. Morris MuseumMorristown, NJRead more>
    Current Exhibits:  (See What’s happening at the Morris Museum)
  2. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: Manhattan, NYC Read more>
  3. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, NJ:  Read more>
  4. Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton Township, NJ: Read more>

Tuesday Afternoon Movies
We invite you to join us on the last Tuesday afternoon of every month at 2:00 pm when we show movies you may have missed at the theater or which you may want to see again. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to sign up.
March 26 – A Star is Born (2018)

Amazon Smile
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Raise Money for the Butler Free Public Library or The Friends of the Butler Library through your Amazon purchases
The Butler Free Public Library and the Friends of the Butler Library now have Amazon Smile links. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com and indicate the “Butler Free Public Library” or the “Friends of the Butler Public Library” as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to each organization.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service but now your purchases on Amazon can help a charitable organization of your choice.

New Program Added:

Advanced English Conversation Class for non-native speakers.
When: Begins Saturday, February 9
Change of Schedule:
Wednesday, February 13 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) instead of Saturday, February 16.
Wednesday February 20 (5:30 – 7:30 PM) instead of Saturday, February 23.

Time: 10:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Where: Reference Room Library
This 8 week class will concentrate on proper grammatical use in conversation along with the continuation of understanding idioms and their use in everyday English. Some English communication skills are strongly recommended. 

Please contact stop by or call the Butler Library at 973-838-3262 to register.

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Send an email with the word Join in the subject field to info@ButlerLibrary.org to receive email blasts of Library Programs and Events. Stay informed and know what’s happening at the Library.

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.