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Reserve any of these titles through the Catalog for the Holidays

Are you interested in attending the Library Board Meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 PM?  If so, email luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org with questions you would like to ask the Board during the public meeting, or to get information on how to join the meeting.

LOCAL TOY COLLECTION INSTEAD:  See Posters and information below.

This year, due to concerns over Covid-19, the Toys for Tots Train is cancelled, BUT READ MORE. The cancelling of this event means that many children will go without this coming Christmas Holiday season.  So we decided to hold a toy drive of our own to benefit our local families!


The Butler Museum & The Bloomingdale Drug Alliance have partnered with the Boroughs of Butler & Bloomingdale to hold a major toy drive to take the place of the annual “Toys for Tots Train”, which stops at The Butler Museum every year to collect toys for distribution to families that have fallen on hard times.

The Museum will collect toys at their location every Saturday after Halloween from 10am – 2:00pm. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy and wrapping paper to The Butler Museum during these times. 

The Butler Museum will also announce future drop off times via our social media platforms in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions or would love to know more, click here.

DROP OFF Wrapping Paper, Tissue Paper, Ribbon, Bows, Gift Bags, Santa Bags, Scotch Tape, and Scissors at the Butler Library.  There will be a box inside the foyer of the Library for your donations beginning on November 16.  Thank you so much.  Happy Holidays.

Toy Drive













The Butler Library extended the 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.

Temporary Library hours:  Monday – Thursday  10:00 – 5:50 p.m. Friday:  10:00 – 2:50 pm.  Closed Saturdays.

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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