APRIL May June July August Programs 2023

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30am
June 4 – August 6
For ages 3 – 5 yrs.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. (Coming Soon)
Story time offers 30-minute sessions with a story and other fun activities. Parents must remain in the Library. This free program is limited to 12 children. Registration is required on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Story TimeToddler Time  
Thursdays at 10:30am
June 6 – August 8
For ages 2 – 3 yrs.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.   (Coming Soon)
Toddler time offers a 30-minute session with a story and a small craft for children and caretakers. This free program is limited to 8 children and 8 caretakers. Butler residents only. Registration is required on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Mother’s Day Necklace:  Drop in and pick up your craft
When: May 1 – May 11
Drop in Craft:  Pick up a craft packet to make a beaded necklace for MOM
Ages:  3 – 10 Years
No registration necessary
Come to the Ibrary between May 1 – May 11 and pick up a craft to make a beaded necklace for MOM.  Limited quantities.  Happy Mother’s Day.

 

Learn to RideIndoor KIDS LEARN TO RIDE at St. Anthony’s Church Gymnasium

Sponsored by Avenues of Motion
Address:  St. Anthony’s Gym  57 Bartholdi Ave.  ENTER ON HASBROUCK AVENUE AT THE Double RED DOORS
Ms. Arlene and Ms. Jennifer will be at St. Anthony’s during the program.
When:  Wednesday, April 3

Ages:  Ages 5-13
Bring a bike and helmet
Sign Up for one of these sessions.
Parents are required to remain for the program.

Session 1: 9am-10:30am  Arrival time: 8:45am  Call Ms. Arlene to see if there is room in the 9:00 class.
Session 2: 10:30am-12pm  SORRY, this time slot full.

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage that provides a sense of accomplishment in learning a new, profound skill! This 1 ½ hour class teaches the safe and effective “balance first” method. Our certified Bike Right® instructors will remove the bike’s pedals and teach balance and control above all else. Your child will learn the basics of starting, stopping, steering, proper bike/helmet fit and adjustment.  We support various learning styles and will give your child the tools they need to build confidence on two wheels.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Start Your Summer Reading With a Diamond Dot Bookmark
Bring your Mom/Dad/or Caregiver too.
When: Monday July 8
Time:  5:00 – 5:45 PM
Ages:  7 – 13 Years
Register on Google Forms  (Coming Soon)
Learn how to use Diamond Dots to create your very own sparkly book mark.  Caregivers and children each get to work on their very own own book mark.  This class is limited to 10 children and 10 caregivers.  All supplies are provided by the library, so register on google forms and joing in on the fun.  

 

Lemonade ProgramDo you like Lemonade?
When: Monday, July 15
Time:  6:00 –  6:45 pm
Ages:  5 – 10 Years
Register on Google Forms  (Coming Soon)
Learn how to make two different recipes for lemonade with Ms. Arlene.  Come join us, learn how to use a lemon squeezer and measure ingredients for lemonade.  All supplies are provided by the library.   Class limited to 15 children. Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  (Coming Soon)

 

Ice Cream programDo you like Ice Cream?
When: Monday, July 29
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages:  5 – 10 Years
Register on Google Forms  (Coming Soon)
Learn how to make ice cream with Ms. Arlene.  Come join us, learn how to make fresh ice cream with a few simple ingredients.  All supplies are provided by the library.   Class limited to 15 children. Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  (Coming Soon)

 

STEAM: Ceramic Surprise
When: Monday, July 22
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ages: 3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.   (Coming Soon)
Choose something to paint from our collection of ceramic pieces. Register on Google Forms. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

June
Summer Reading Theme 2024Summer Reading Begins  VOLUNTEER THIS SUMMER AND HELP US OUT AT THE LIBRARY
Meeting for Summer Reading Volunteer Program|If you are not able to attend the meeting, call the library to schedule time with  Ms. Arlene 973-838-3262.
When:   Monday, June 3
Time:  4:00 P.M.
Register on
Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  Please register each child separately.  (Coming soon)
Grade:  Must have completed 6th grade through 12th grade.
Register on Google Forms on our website or visit the library to sign up for the meeting. Join Ms. Arlene for a brief meeting to learn about volunteering for the Summer Reading Program. Be prepared to fill out an application and to sign up for days/times you are available to volunteer at the Library. The Summer Reading program is held from  June 26 – August 9, 2024. As always, we appreciate your help.

 

Bug Jar:  Do you like to collect bugs or other treasures from outside?
When:  Monday, July 17
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.

I have 36 of them. Get your bug jar ready and explore the World of Bugs this summer.  Or, come decorate a bug jar and use it for treasures you find at the beach or in your backyard. All supplies are provided by the library. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Snacks Program
Held at the Butler Library
Sponsored by Shop Rite West Milford: Registered Dietitian: Lauren
When: Saturday, January 20
Time:  11:00 – 11:30am
Ages:  3 – 10 Years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
This free program is presented by the dietician from Shop Rite of West Milford and will be held in the Children’s Room at the Butler Library. Join Registered Dietitian Lauren in learning about nutritious foods and joining the “two bite club!” Kids will get to sample healthy snacks through a fun interactive event where participants make their own treats. This free program is limited to 15 students.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

May June  2024

S.T.E.A.M.  April Showers Bring May Flowers 
When: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45am
Ages: 6 – 11 years
Assemble a beautiful flower vase for May.  All supplies will be provided for this project by the Libary.  Come join Ms. Arlene and create this beautiful decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

A Near Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the Northeast and we are prepared to give out Solar Eclipse Glasses to patrons who sign up on Google Forms.
When:   Complete the Google Form between February 1 – March 16.  (Coming Soon)
Pick up:  Come to the LIbrary to pick up the glasses:  From
March 20 – April 6. (Coming Soon)

When you pick up the glasses with  form of ID with Butler Address.  (Coming Soon)  Limit two solar glasses per Butler Family for the Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024.  When you pick up the glasses, you must present an ID with your current address.  Patrons must be 18 and over. 

Apr 8, 2024 at 3:24 pm
Paterson

90.90%

2:10 pm 3:25 pm 4:36 pm EDT

63 %

Apr 8, 2024 at 3:25 pm
This is the closest city to approximate the Near Total Eclipse viewing in Butler.
Max View in Paterson, New Jersey
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse in Paterson
Begins: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 2:10 pm
Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 3:25 pm
Ends: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 4:36 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

 

Navigating Hope Van
With: Morris County Outreach
Thursday, February 15 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Assistance with applications for; SNAP, Medicaid, general assistance, temporary assistance for needy families, utility assistance, housing assistance. Available referrals for; EITC (tax credits), WIC (nutritional assistance), aging services, domestic violence services, veterans services, health & wellness services, legal services, mental health transportation.

 

Speed stackersS.T.E.M.  Introduction to Speed Cup Stacking
When: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45am
Ages: 6 – 11 years
“Speed Cup Stacking is a Sport that originated in the early 1980’s in southern California and received national attention in 1990.” Register on GOOGLE Forms if you are interested in this one day cup stacking class to learn Step 1: Three stack and 6 stack. (3-3-3)  If there is an interest in this program, other classes will be scheduled.  This class is limited to 10 children who will share  a set of cups. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Indoor KIDS LEARN TO RIDE at St. Anthony’s Church Gymnasium
Sponsored by Avenues of Motion
Address:  St. Anthony’s Gym  57 Bartholdi Ave.  ENTER ON HASBROUCK AVENUE AT THE Double RED DOORS
Ms. Arlene and Ms. Jennifer will be at St. Anthony’s during the program.
When:  Wednesday, April 3

Ages:  Ages 5-13
Bring a bike and helmet
Sign Up for one of these sessions

Session 1: 9am-10:30am  (Limit 10 Children)  Arrival time: 8:45am  Register for Session 1 using this GOOGLE FORM  (Coming Soon)
Session 2: 10:30am-12pm (Limit 10 Children)  Register for Session 2 using this GOOGLE FORM  (Coming Soon)

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage that provides a sense of accomplishment in learning a new, profound skill! This 1 ½ hour class teaches the safe and effective “balance first” method. Our certified Bike Right® instructors will remove the bike’s pedals and teach balance and control above all else. Your child will learn the basics of starting, stopping, steering, proper bike/helmet fit and adjustment.  We support various learning styles and will give your child the tools they need to build confidence on two wheels.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Candy Cane Hunt in the LIbrary
When:  December 2024

 

Spring Candy Hunt in the Library
Register on Google Forms for this event  

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 11:00 
Ages: Infant  – 8 years
Bring your walking shoes and come to the Library and participate in a candy hunt.  Walk around the library and see if you can locate some hidden candy to bring home. The younger crowd,  infant – 5 years, will be the first ones to search for the candy, then the older children will follow the little ones.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

S.T.E.A.M.  Paint Your Own Stepping Stone
When: Saturday, April 6
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 5 – 11 yrs.
Choose either a turtle or a flower 7 inch Stepping Stone.   All supplies are provided by the library.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

The Butler Library Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, January 4 at 7:00 pm. The Board will be meeting In-Person or via Zoom.  Please contact Risa D’Angelo at: Risa.DAngelo@butlerlibrary.org if you would like information on how to attend the meeting.  

If you would like to submit a question or make a comment for the Board’s consideration, please send it to: Risa.DAngelo@butlerlibrary.org  at least one day before the meeting date.

 

 

POP Up Photo Op for Families
When:  Monday, November 27, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
No registration necessary
Bring your cameras and come to the library for you very own Holiday Photo Op held in the Reference Room.  Take pictures of your family using the holiday themed scenery.  Happy Holidays to all.

 

Literature CircleLiterature Circle:  Book Club  (5 week program)  Class is full.
Join Mrs. Kern:  Former 4th Grade Teacher:  ADS
When: Mondays

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Grades 4 & 5
Register by calling the Library: 973-838-3262
Join Mrs. Kern for a fun-filled hour of activities related to reading the book “The Boy on the Porch.”  The book will be available at the Butler Library to be checked out by all participants during the first meeting. 

 

 

Tinkercad ClubTINKERCAD Club:   
When: Monday, November 6, 13, & 20
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.  

TIme: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages:  8 – 10
Learn Tinkercad during this three week club and create a 3D project in Tinkercad with Ms. Arlene. Tinkercad is a 3D modeling program using an online program. Participants should try to attend all meetings because each class builds on the previous class. Register on Google Forms. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

The Friends of the Butler Public Library In-Person Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2023
From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the Butler Library for a meeting with your friends and neighbors to talk about how together we can make the Butler Library better for the people in the Butler Community.  If you love the library and you would like to see more good things happening here, meet with us to talk about how we can make it happen.

Please contact Luis Rodriguez at: luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if you have any questions. 

 

Grinch Pillow ProgramMaker’s Day
S.T.E.A.M.: Grinch Pillow 
When:  Saturday, March 18, 2024
Time:
Ages: 8 – 12 years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.

Join us at the Library for Maker’s Day when we gather as makers in New Jersey and complete STEM or STEAM activities.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.
Maker’s Day
S.T.E.M. LEGOLIKE Brix Program

When: Saturday, March 18, 2024
Time: 
Ages: 4 – 10 yrs.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Each child will be able to assemble a LEGO Like Brix item and take it home after the program. 

Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.
OZOBOT robotMaker’s Day
S.T.E.M. Ozobots

When: Saturday, March 18 
Time: 
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Children actively learn the basics of coding while using coding puzzles or coding activities for EVO Ozobots. This free program is limited to 12 participants. If you need help registering on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.
Chair Yoga ProgramChair Yoga Classes
Class Times:  11:30 am &  1:00 pm   Choose one class.  CLASSES ARE FULL
Dates: 11/8 (no class), 11/15 (last class)
In-Person at Butler Public Library
Call the Library for more information. 973-838-3262
Presented by Taylor Walek, Yoga Instructor
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is beneficial to all.  In these classes Taylor will lead you through mindful centering and breathing practices and yoga poses with the aid of a chair.  This practice is a great form of yoga for beginners, those with physical disabilities, balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down and up off the floor.  Benefits of chair yoga include increased mobility, strength, balance, concentration and relaxation.  Ultimately the goal of this class is to leave feeling good!  Please call the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262, or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up.
TINKERCAD Club
When: January 15, 22, 29
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages:  8 – 10
Learn Tinkercad and create a 3D project with Ms. Arlene. Tinkercad is a 3D modeling program. Participants should try to attend all meetings because each class builds on the previous class. Register on Google Forms. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262

 

OZOBOT robotS.T.E.M. Ozobots
When: Monday, 
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Children actively learn the basics of coding while using coding puzzles or coding activities for EVO Ozobots. This free program is limited to 16 participants. If you need help registering on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.

 

 

STEAM: Paint With Me
When: Wednesday
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ages: 3 – 5 years
Choose something to paint from our collection of ceramic pieces. Register on Google Forms. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

LEGO Club
When: Monday, October 2
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
The project for this class will be to design a Jack-o-Lantern using Legos. The Lego projects will be put on display in the glsas case in the foyer of the Library for all to enjoy. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

Ceramic SurpriseCeramic Surprise
When: Saturday, September 16 ????
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Time: 12:00 – 12:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose from a variety of ceramic pieces to paint. All supplies are provided by the library. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

STEM: Design a Bridge
When:  Monday 
Time:  11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.

You may be thinking:  I did a challenge like this before.  However, this one will be different.  Each child will work with a partner to make a bridge with specific items. The challenge will be explained during the program, so if you are up for the challenge, sign up for this.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

S.T.E.M.  Snap Circuits
When: August 21
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 PM

Ages:  6 – 10 years
Snap Circuits teaches basic electronics and circuitry for the younger crowd by using building components that consist of snapping parts to complete a circuit using a coordinates grid. Please register on Google Forms.  If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

 

WINTER Mason Jar Craft Project  Mason jarS, STICKERS ON TOP OF FILING CABINET  USE PINE CONES AND DECORATE  TREE WITH GLITTER AND STICK IN MODELING CLAY
When: Saturday, January
Register on Google Forms
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Add decals to a glass mason jar and create a beautiful seasonal craft.  All supplies are provided by the library. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them.. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

 

Ceramic Tree
When: Saturday, December  

Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Come join us and paint a ceramic tree for the holidays.  All supplies are provided by the library. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

Art Contest
Follow a set of step by step directions on “How to draw a raccoon.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bug Jar:  Do you like to collect bugs? or other treasures from outside?
When:  Monday, July 17
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.

I have 36 of them. Get your bug jar ready and explore the World of Bugs this summer.  Or, come decorate a bug jar and use it for treasures you find at the beach or in your backyard. All supplies are provided by the library. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

LEGO Club
When:  July ____ & AUgust _______
Time:
Ages: 4 – 10
Lego building fun! Bring a friend or family member and try some of our challenges or just use our Lego blocks to build your own creations. We can’t wait to see what you can build. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

DANCE FREEZE Dancing Party for Toddlers
When: Wednesday, July___
TIme: 10:30 – 10:45 AM
Ages:  2-3 years 

Get your dancing shoes on and join your little buddies to have a Dance Freeze Activity with your friends.  Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

 

 

S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Surprise
When: Monday, February 12
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Time: 4:00 – 4:45pm
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose from a variety of ceramic pieces to paint. All supplies are provided by the library. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know. If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

YETI Pillow ProgramS.T.E.A.M.  YETI Pillow, Avocado Pillow or Smiley Face Pillow
When: Saturday, February 17

Time: 11:00 – 11:45am
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Children who attend this program need to be able to tie a double knot in order to create the pillow or parent/guardian will need to join in. This free program is limited to 15 participants. If you need help registering on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.

 

Straw Weaving
When:  Monday,

Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs.
Come join Ms. Arlene and learn how to weave yarn onto straws to create a yarn craft.  All supplies are provided by the library. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms so we have an accurate count of attendees. If you are no longer able to attend after you sign up for this program, please call the library and let us know.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

Shark Week
July
Make a Scavenger Hunt

 

Straw Challenge

Build the tallest structure out of straws that can hold a weight.

 

2024 ECLIPSE
https://www.scigames.org/eclipse/docs/2024Total-Solar-Eclipse.pdf

https://www.scigames.org/eclipse/

 

https://www.scigames.org/eclipse/#realtime-sun

 

Make a Protective Case for Your
Solar-Viewing Glasses

 

Solar Eclipses Across America

Saturday, October 14, 2023: Mark Your Calendar!

On October 14, 2023, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun.  This annular eclipse will be visible within a roughly 125-mile-wide path from Oregon to Texas and on into Mexico, Central America, and South America. 

In our area:  October 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse:  Our area of the country will only see a partial eclipse. The Butler LIbrary has 500 glasses to give out to our patrons for the Otober 14, 2023 eclipse.  We are asking if you receive the glasses to keep them in a safe place until April 24, 2024, for the second eclipse which will be a full eclipse in our area.  We will have 1,500 glasses to give out per family once we post it on our website for the April 24, 2023 eclipse. (First come, first serve)  Please make a case for them and protect the glasses from any scratches.  If they scratch, you must put them in the garbage and not use them.

 

Clck on the picture above or below for more information.

Eclipse Across America 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We very much hope that you will emphasize, as you give out glasses in 2023, that people need to keep them safe and undamaged for 2024. Tell them that you were nice enough to put both eclipses in the same school year, so they should be able to keep their glasses safe for that period of time too. (And yes, by all means have them make glasses cases.)

 

 

Drum CircleThe Community Drum Circle Returns to the Butler Library
We are pleased to announce that Life Center Stage is returning to the Butler Library to once again host a community drum circle.  The program will be held weekly.
Wednesdays:  Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 29 – there will be no class on Nov. 22 
Time:  6:30 – 7:30 PM
You do not need to be able to attend all sessions to participate. This is an event for the entire family. Call the Library (973-838-3262 to register).   This is an event for the entire family.  Contact Luis Rodriguez at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if you have any questions.
Summer Reading Banner

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program Begins
When: June 27 – August 2, 2024

All Passports need to be handed in by August 9

Summer Reading Program

Registration Begins:  June 27
Come in to the Library on June 27 from 11:30 –  1:00 pm and register your child/children for the Summer Reading Program.

Directions for registration:
1.  Go to the Summer Reading Table and be greeted by student volunteers
2.  Register your child.  Provide a name, age, and grade if it applies
2.  Pick up a Reading Passport to keep track of your reading
3.  Pick up a worksheet for a reader or nonreader
4.  Pick up a Summer Reading bag to hold your Passport, worksheet, and pencil

Summer Reading Program

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5. 12:00 – 1:30 pm visit Jack’s Petting Zoo in the back of the parking lot to the left of the playground.
Week 1: June 27 – July 5  Complete your reading and weekly worksheet.  Bring the worksheet and Passport back to the Library to have your Passport stamped, turn in your weekly worksheet and pick up a small prize at the Circulation Desk.
Week 2:  July 8 – 12  Complete your reading and weekly worksheet.  Bring the worksheet and Passport back to the Library to have your Passport stamped, turn in your weekly worksheet and pick up a small prize at the Circulation Desk. 
Week 3:  July 15 – 19  Complete your reading and weekly worksheet.  Bring the worksheet and Passport back to the Library to have your Passport stamped, turn in your weekly worksheet and pick up a small prize at the Circulation Desk. 
Week 4:  July 22 – 26  Complete your reading and weekly worksheet.  Bring the worksheet and Passport back to the Library to have your Passport stamped, turn in your weekly worksheet and pick up a small prize at the Circulation Desk. 
Week 5:  July 29 – August 2  Complete your reading and weekly worksheet.  Bring the worksheet and Passport back to the Library to have your Passport stamped, turn in your weekly worksheet and pick up a small prize at the Circulation Desk. 
August 9 is the last day to turn in your Passport to be stamped, the weekly worksheet, and to pick up a small prize.

The weekly worksheets enter your child into a drawing for a chance to win one of the big prizes in the display case.

Ukulele Lessons