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Movie Afternoon

Family Movie Nights
One Friday per month at 7:00 pm
Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing Family-Friendly Films on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  
Please call the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up.
          • Friday, May 20, 2022Encanto – Rated PG (2021) 1 hour 42 minutes
          • Friday, June 3, 2022The Mitchells vs the Machines – Rated PG (2021) 1 hour 53 minutes
          • Friday, July 15, 2022: Turning Red – Rated PG (2022) 1 hour 40 minutes
          • Friday, August 5, 2022: Sing 2 – Rated PG (2021) 1 hour 50 minutes
          • Friday, September 30, 2022: Annie Live! – Rated PG (2021) 2 hours 7 minutes

 


 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.  April 12 –  June 14, 2022
For ages  3 – 5 yrs.
Register of Google Forms
Story time offers 30-minute sessions with a story and other fun activities. Parents must remain in the Library. Butler residents only.  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 10:30 A.M.   April 14 –  June 16, 2022
For ages  2 – 3 yrs.
Register on Google Forms
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. (coming soon) 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 973-838-326

 

STEAM ROBOTS.T.E.A.M. POOL NOODLE ROBOT
When:   Monday, May 16
Register on Google Forms
Time:   6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene and create a robot with a portion of a pool noodle, google eyes, pipe cleaners, fancy tape, and pompoms. Be creative and show us what you can do.  This free program is limited to 24 participants.  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.

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When:
Wednesday, May 18.
Register on Google Forms
Classes sizes are limited.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece available and paint with your child. All paint supplies provided for this program. This free program is limited to 8 children and 8 adults. 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.

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Surprise
When: Saturday, May 21
Register on Google Forms 

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Age: 3 – 10 years
Choose any item to paint from our collection of ceramics and join us for this program. This class is limited to 15 students, so register early.  Registration is required on Google Forms on our website. 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.

 

Summer ReadingCalling All Volunteer for the Summer Reading Program
Meeting:  Monday, May 23
Time: 6:00 PM
Grades:  8 – 12
Meet with Ms. Arlene to discuss volunteering at the Library for Summer Reading.  Each volunteer must fill out a student volunteer form and choose a 2 hour slot (or more depending on your schedule) to sit at the Summer Reading Table and help with registrations and other paper work as the children and parents come in daily.  Parents/Guardians must also sign the form.  The Summer Reading Program begins with registration on June 30, as well as a visit from Jack’s Petting Zoo.  The Summer Reading Program will run from June 30 – August 8.

 

Birfdhouse CraftWooden Birdhouse Painting Craft
When:  Saturday, June 4
Register on Google Forms 

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Grades K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a wooden birdhouse to use in your garden or for a display in your home.  This free program is limited to 24 participants. 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 robotROBOT OZOBOTS’ CLUB
When:  Mondays  June 6 & June 13
Register on Google Forms

Time:  6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages:  5 – 10
Children actively learn the basics of coding while promoting creativity and logical thinking using coding puzzles for EVO Ozobots.  This free program is limited to 16 participants. 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.

 

DECORATE A PLASTIC SANDBUCKET 
When: Saturday, June 18
Register on Google Forms.
Time:   11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ages 3 – 8
Join Ms. Arlene and decorate a plastic sand bucket for the beach with foam stickers of sea animals.  Please register on Google Forms on our website.   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.

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When:
Wednesday, June 22.
Register on Google Forms
Classes sizes are limited.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece available and paint with your child. All paint supplies provided for this program. This free program is limited to 8 children and 8 adults
. 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:  Paint a Bear  
When:  Monday, June 27
Register on Google Forms 

Time:  5:30 – 6:15 PM
Grades K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a ceramic bear bank and save, save, save those pennies.  This free program is limited to 24 participants. 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.

 

Summer ReadingSUMMER READING: Oceans of Possibilities
Festivities and Registration begins: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Pick up your registration bag inside the library at the Summer Reading table beginning at 11:00 AM.
Jack’s Petting Zoo: 12:00 – 1:30 (Thursday, June 30, 2022)
Outside the Library on the grass by the playground
When: Registration begins on June 30 (Inside the library).
Pick up your Summer Reading Passport and first weekly worksheet.

Week 1: June 30  – July 8
Week 2:  July 11 – July 15
Week 3: July 19 – July 22 
Week 4: July 25 – July 29 
Week 5:  August 1 – August 5
Last Day to pick up weekly prizes for Summer Reading Program is August 12.

  1. Each week bring your completed Reading Passport Log to the Summer Reading table in the Library to be stamped.
  2. Hand in your weekly worksheet and pick up your new weekly worksheet for your age group from the Summer Reading table.
  3. Pick up your weekly incentive prize at the Circulation Desk.  Have your Summer Reading passport available. 
  4. Each weekly worksheet is your raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the larger prizes that are in the display case.  Take a look to see the prizes for the age groups.

 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.  July 5 –  August 23, 2022
For ages  3 – 5 yrs.
Register of Google Forms
Story time offers 30-minute sessions with a story and other fun activities. Parents must remain in the Library. Butler residents only.  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 10:30 A.M.  July 7 –  August 25, 2022
For ages  2 – 3 yrs.
Register on Google Forms
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. (coming soon) 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.

 

Sharp WeekShark Week Scavenger Hunt
No registration necessary, just visit the library

When: July 1 – July 31
Ages 5 – 10
Pick up a scavenger hunt worksheet and a pencil at the circulation desk. Walk around the library and see if you can locate the shark facts clues. When you locate a shark fact, fill in the worksheet answer on the lines provided. When you have completed all of the answers, make sure you write your name, age, town and phone number on the worksheet and hand it to an assistant at the circulation desk. When you hand in the worksheet you are automatically entered into the contest for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card.  

 

Sharp Week

Shark Week Lego 
When: Monday, July 11
Register on Google Forms 
Time: 5:30 – 6:15 PM
Ages 5 – 10

Show us how creative you are and make a shark out of LEGOS. All of the LEGOS will remain in the Library and the creations will be placed in the display case in the foyer of the library for all to see. This free program is limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to participate, 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.

 

Sharp WeekShark Week: Paint a Shark on a Canvas Board 
When:   Wednesday, July 13
Register on Google Forms
Time:   11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ages 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene for this project for SHARK week.  Participants will paint a 5 X 7 canvas board and decorate it for SHARK week. This free program is limited to 24 participants.  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 robotROBOT OZOBOTS’ CLUB
When:  Monday July 18
Register on Google Forms 

Time:  6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages:  5 – 10
Children actively learn the basics of coding while  using coding puzzles for EVO Ozobots.  This free program is limited to 16 participants.  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.

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When: 
Wednesday July 20
Register on Google Forms
Classes sizes are limited.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece available and paint with your child. All paint supplies provided for this program. This free program is limited to 8 children and 8 adults. 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.

 

Fish LanternGreen FISH LANTERN
When: Monday, July 25
Register on Google Forms

Time:   6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene and create a fish lantern which is a fish made out of a paper lantern to hand. This free program is limited to 20 children.  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.

 

Paint With MePainting on Canvas with a Fork: Fish
When: Monday, August 1
Register on Google Forms 

Time: 5:30 – 6:15 PM
Grades 1 – 5
Learn how to paint a fish on canvas with a fork and add other features like 3D google eyes and other decorations to decorate the fish  This is such a cute project and a differnet method of painting, so join Ms. Arlene and have fun doing this craft. This class is limited to 25 students, so register early.
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.

 

Wild Animal DiscoveryWild Animal Discovery (Outside Weather Permitting)
When:  Monday, August 8
Register on Google Forms 

Time:  11:00 – 11:30 AM
Grades 1 – 5
Be an archaeologist and excavate a small animal pod (about 4 inches long) and discover a small plastic animal inside. You may discover a chimpanzee, an elephant, a giant panda, a leopard, and more.  This free program is limited to 24 participants.  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.

 

OZOBOT robotROBOT OZOBOTS’ CLUB
When:  Mondays  August 15
Register on Google Forms 

Time:  6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages:  5 – 10
Children actively learn the basics of coding while using coding puzzles for EVO Ozobots.  This free program is limited to 16 participants.  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.

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When: 
Wednesday August 17
Register on Google Forms
Classes sizes are limited.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece available and paint with your child. All paint supplies provided for this program. This free program is limited to 8 children and 8 adults. 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.

 

Pool Noodle OctopusS.T.E.A.M. POOL NOODLE OCTOPUS
When:   Monday, August 22
Register on Google Forms
Time:   6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene and delight us as you create an octopus with a portion of a pool noodle, google eyes, pipe cleaners, fancy tape, and pompoms. Be creative and show us what you can do.  This free program is limited to 24 participants.  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.

 

Shop RiteShop Rite of West Milford
Dietician & Nutritionist: Lauren Bladek
Register on Google Forms 
When: Thursday, August 25
Time:  6:00 PM

This free program is presented by the Dietician from Shop Rite of West Milford and will be held in the Children’s Room. Join Registered Dietitian Lauren in learning about trying new foods and joining the “two bite club!” Kids will get to try an array of new foods through a fun interactive event. 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.

 

Paint With MePAINT A CERAMIC TURTLE
When:   Monday, August 29
Register on Google Forms
Time:   6:00 – 6:45 PM
Ages 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a ceramic penguin. This free program is limited to 20 participants.  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.

 


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
is a program designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: Kindergarten. Come to the Library, see Ms. Arlene or Ms. Lisa and register your child for a program that promotes literacy.  Each child will receive a log book for each 100 books.
Read more about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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Read a Story to Cory
For Beginner Readers
Every Monday from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Ryan and Kim Boon and their Shih Tzu Dog, Cory will help your child in learning how to read or to practice reading aloud. Cory is the best listener. Sign up for a 15 minute session by emailing us at: info@butlerlibrary.org with parents name, child’s name and Grade entering, phone number, town and email address. This program is free.  Come join us at the Butler Library with Cory, Ryan and Kim Boon and practice reading aloud when you can read a story to Cory.

 

brainfuseAcademic review for the summer. Are you interested in having your child brush up on skills from the previous grade or advance to another level?  Use Brainfuse throughout the summer months to prevent the loss of skills during the summer months.  (Provided by NJ State Library.) 

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