Children’s Programs

 Programs and events for Children.

 

A – Z    Electronic Resources: Databases, E-Books, Audio Books, Movies, Magazines and More

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X – Z


 

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, February 10, 2023:  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – Rated PG (2022) 1 hour 46 minutes
            • Friday, March 31, 2023:  Cinderella – Rated PG (2021) 1 hour 53 minutes

 


 

ALL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS MEET IN THE BUTLER LIBRARY

 

Winter Scavenger Hunt
When:  Tuesday, January 3 – Tuesday, January 31
No Registration Necessary

Ages:  3 – 10 years
Start at the circulation desk and pick up your Winter Scavenger Hunt paper and pencil, then walk around the library and search for winter sports pictures that are on your scavenger hunt paper.  When you have located a picture of a sport’s picture, write the number on the line on your paper. When you hand in the worksheet at the circulation desk, you may pick up a small prize.  Have fun!

 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.
January 10 – March 7
For ages  3 – 5 yrs.
Register of Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
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 10:30 A.M.
January 12 – March 9
For ages  2 – 3 yrs.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 

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.

 

Winter Reading BINGO
When:  February 1 – March 28
No Registration Necessary

Ages:  3 – 10 years
Pick up a BINGO card at the circulation desk.  Borrow books presented on the BINGO board.  Cross out the books you have read, 5 vertical, 5 horizontal, or 5 criss-cross.After you have completed the BINGO board bring it to the library and claim your prize.  Enjoy reading!  

 

 

Snap CircuitsS.T.E.M.  Snap Circuits Club
When: Monday, February 6
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.
Time:  4:00 – 4:45 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.

 

Evo OzobotEVO OZOBOTS:  Robot Coding for Kids
When:  Monday, February 13
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Ages:  5 – 10 years
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, February 15
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Classes sizes are limited.
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 5 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.

 

Dieticians Like FruitDietician & Nutritionist: Lauren Bladek of Shop Rite of West Milford
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Held at the Butler Library
When: Saturday, February 18
Time:  10:30 AM
Ages:  3 – 10 Years
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.

 

ElephantS.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Elephant  Sorry Class Full
When: 
Saturday, February 25
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Time:  11:00 -11:45 AM
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs.
Paint a small ceramic elephant bank with Ms. Arlene.  All paint supplies are provided by the library for this program. 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.

 

Lucky March Mason Jar
When: 
Monday, March 6
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs.
Add decorations to a mason jar to make it festive for March.  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.

 

MAKER’S EVENT
Saturday, March 11
Each program runs at a different time and is for different ages.

Watering CanProgram 1: Paint a Ceramic Watering Can 
When: 
Saturday, March 11
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up for this program.
Time:  10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ages: 4 – 10 yrs.
Paint a ceramic watering can with Ms. Arlene and decorate it with spring items.  All paint supplies are provided by the library for this program. This free program is limited to 20 children 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.

 

MAKER’S EVENT
Program 2
:  S.T.E.M. Paper Challenge

Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up for this program.
When:  Saturday, March 11

Time: 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene for a STEM paper challenge and see if you can win this challenge. Please register on google forms and join us for this challenge. This free program is limited to 20 children. 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.  Every child who attends this event will go home with a prize.

 

MAKER’S EVENT
Program 3
:  Brick Block Program (Similar to Lego)

Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up for this program.
When:  Saturday, March 11

Time: 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Join Ms. Arlene an assemble a small brick block transportation item.  Once it is assmbled (about 50- 60 pieces) you may bring it home. Please register on google forms and join us for this activity. Each child needs to be registered separately on Google Forms. This free program is limited to 20 children 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.  Every child who attends this event will go home with a prize

 

Spring Candy Hunt in the Library
Register on Google Forms for this event  
When: Saturday, April 1
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.

 

 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.
April 4 – May 30
For ages  3 – 5 yrs.
Register of Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
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 10:30 A.M.
April 6 – June 1
For ages  2 – 3 yrs.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 

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.

Enjoy the hunt!!  

 

Portable GreenhouseWatch Me Grow!  Program  
When: 
Monday, April 10
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Time:  11:00 – 11:30 AM
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs.
Do you like watching plants grow?  Join us for this gardenting program, plant seeds and watch them grow in the small portable greenhouse. This free program is limited to 36 children. 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.

 

Dieticians Like FruitDietician & Nutritionist: Lauren Bladek of Shop Rite of West Milford
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Held at the Butler Library
When: Saturday, April 15
Time:  10:30 AM
Ages:  3 – 10 Years
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.

 

Ceramic Surprise
When: Monday,  April 24
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  Please register each child separately. 
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Ages: 4 – 10 yrs.

Choose a ceramic item to paint from a large group of items available. All paint supplies are provided by the library for this program.This program is limited to 20 children.  If you need help registering, please call the library at 973-838-3262. 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.

 

Read a Story to Cory
For Beginner Readers
Every Monday from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Ms. Kim Boon and her 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 calling the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262.  This program is free.  Come join us at the Butler Library with Cory and Ms. Kim and practice reading aloud when you can read a story to Cory. 

 


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.