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Butler Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting  Join us on ZOOM

Apr 2, 2020   6:00 PM

[We will be using Zoom to conduct the meeting and allow for public comments.] 
We would like to hear from Butler residents on how the Library can help during crisis.  We will have a public comments session at the end of the meeting.   
This short tutorial shows you how to join a Zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1 
Please contact Luis Rodriguez at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org is you have any questions. 
To join the Zoom Meeting: paste this URL into your browser:
Meeting ID: 584 480 273
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Good News from the Butler Library: We have been notified that the problems you may have been encountering accessing and/or using the cloudLibrary have been resolved. If you do encounter a problem, please send an email to: luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org.

The Butler Library is closed until further notice.
Updated 3/30/2020 1:00 pm
Request from the Butler Library StaffPlease 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.

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

Message to the Public: Due to the uncertainty of the duration of this crisis, we are cancelling all scheduled programs through April 30, 2020. Thank you for your continued support.

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

Paper Ball Bunny Challenge from Ms. Arlene 
Ms. Arlene is thinking about all of the children who visit the Library.  In order to decorate the library when we reopen, let’s see how many of you can make this Paper Ball Bunny.  Watch this Youtube Video for step by step directions and begin creating.  S.T.E.A.M. Activity: Use your creative thinking skills to figure out how to make this.  Hint: Use an 11 1/2 by 8 inch paper.

When you have completed the bunny, take a picture of it and send it to: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org so I can add it to the Butler Library Facebook page and Instagram page. When the Library reopens, bring the bunny to the Library so we display them on one of our display tables for all to see.

More online resources from the Butler Public Library.- ONLINE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS, AND ADULTS FROM TUMBLEBOOKS.  As a library in the MAIN consortium, the Butler Public Library has been providing access to the TumbleBookLibrary Premium.  The company has informed us that, during the coronavirus crisis, it is now providing free access to the TumbleBookLibrary, which means you can use it even if you do not have a Butler Public Library card.

Even better news: TumbleBooks is giving free access to its other collections.  All you have to do to get into one of the TumbleBooks collections is to click the image of the collection on the Butler Library website (www.butlerlibrary.org).  See shortcuts below.

Below are descriptions of the collections now freely available:

For K – 12

TumbleBookLibrary Premium:  TumbleBookLibrary Premium 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. See image below.

TeenBookCloud:  The growing collection features over 1000 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 videos, and more.  See image below.

TumbleMath:  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. See image below.

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. See image below.  For more information, click here.

For Adults:
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.  See image below.

RomanceCloud:  Contains nearly 2,000 online books, with a constantly growing collection. See icons below.

Looking 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.

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

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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