Children’s Programs

 

 Programs and events for Children.

 

 


 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.  September 14 –  December 7
For ages  3 – 5 yrs.
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 FormsIf you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Story TimeToddler Time
Thursdays at 10:30 A.M. September 16 – December 2
For ages  2 – 3 yrs.

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. Registration is required on Google Forms.  If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

LEGO CLUBS.T.E.M.  LEGO Program
When: Saturday, September 18, & Saturday, September 25
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Age: 6 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program will be on Google Forms. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262. Each child needs to be registered separately. Students will work in groups of two to create a specific LEGO project each week.  LEGOS will be provided by the library.  LEGO projects will remain in the library after the close of the program and will be on display in our display case in the foyer of the library for all to see.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When: Sign up on Google forms for one of the dates:  Wednesday,  October 20,  November 17
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. Registration is required on Google Forms. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Scavenger Hunt ProgramHalloween Scavenger HuntIf you Dare. 
When: Saturday, October 1 – Saturday, October 30. (or until supplies run out)
Time:  During Library Hours

Ages- 2 – 10
Every participant takes home a Pumpkin Necklace that lights up.
We’re having a Halloween Scavenger Hunt inside the library.   Come in during library hours, pick up your scavenger hunt and a pencil, and follow the clues to locate books we have hidden around the library.  When you find the book, write down the title on the lines provided, return the worksheet (both sides) to an assistant at the circulation desk to receive your light up pumpkin necklace.  HAVE FUN!  Then, take a look at the Halloween Book Table and choose books to borrow for Halloween.

 

College FundingCollege Funding Webinar, on Zoom
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Jodi Bloom, Founder and College Planning Expert
Cornerstone College Solutions
Virtual Online Webinar
This complimentary workshop is designed to help families with children of any age figure out how to pay for college without jeopardizing retirement. Learn how to reduce your out of pocket expenses and the overall cost of college.   Learn the “ins and outs” of the financial aid system and how to maximize what your student receives.  Identify myths and avoid common errors that can cause you to overpay for school.  Learn how to obtain discounts from colleges & universities even if you won’t qualify for “need-based” financial aid.  Learn how to develop a comprehensive college plan with proven strategies & financial alternatives to meet your family’s unique goals and cost requirements.  Determine how to find the best college match for your children. RSVP: Reservations are required. Registration for this webinar: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-CurzwpHtPyR9ySAELBxo1PicnBh1Xe or visit the Butler Public Library website: www.butlerlibrary.org for the link on the Adult Programs Page. For more information, contact: Jodi Bloom: jodi@cornerstonecollegesolutions.net or call: 201-463-3024. 

 

Movie AfternoonFamily 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.

Friday, October 15, 2021 – Frozen II (2019)  Sign up for this movie on Google Forms If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.
Friday, November 19, 2021 – To Be Announced  Sign up for this movie on Google Forms
Friday, December 17, 2021 – To Be Announced  Sign up for this movie on Google Forms
Sign up online with the Google Form for each month. Call the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262 with any questions or if you are having difficulty signing up on Google Forms. Check our website:  www.butlerlibrary.org or our social media for future movie titles.

 

Take & Make Paint Your Own Mummy, Dracula, or Scarecrow
When:  October 1 – 30
Age: 3 – 10 years
Register for this Take & Make Program on Google Forms.  After you have registered, come to the Library and pick up either a mummy, Dracula, or a scarecrow. Program registration will end when we run out of paintable ceramic creatures.  Have a great Halloween.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Ceramic ElephantS.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Elephant
When: Saturday, October 2
Time:  11:00 – 11:45
Age: 3 to age 10
Registration for this program will be on Google Forms.  Each child needs to be registered separately. Come paint a ceramic elephant at the library in the children’s room.  This class is limited to 20 children. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Shop Rite West MilfordShop Rite Dietician:  Ms. Lauren
HEALTHY HALLOWEEN TREATS

When: Saturday, October 9  
Program 1: 10:30 (3 – 5 years)
Program 2: 11:30 (6 – 10 years)
Recipes
This is a program for children who will meet at two different times for their age group, so please sign up your child on Google Forms for the appropriate age.  The 3 – 5 year old’s will meet at 10:30 to build a candy corn parfait (without candy) and make a spooky clementine pumpkin. The 6 – 10 year 
old’s will build a candy corn parfait (without candy), make a spooky clementine pumpkin and a Frankenstein Avocado Toast Treat. This free program is presented by the Dietician from Shop Rite of West Milford and will be held in the Children’s Room. Registration for this program will be on Google Forms.  Each child needs to be registered separately.  This class is limited to 10 children for each group so sign up soon. If you need help signing up on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. 

 

Tenafly Nature Center

Red Tailed Hawk

Tenafly Nature Center: Enriching Lives Through Nature
Program: Remarkable Raptors:  Paid for by the Friends of the Butler Library
When:  Saturday, November 6
Time:  11:00 – 12:00
Age:  4 and up
Meet a live hawk and owl and discover how amazing birds of prey (Raptors) are. Discover what specifically makes a bird a raptor while learning about both diurnal and nocturnal adaptations and how they utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey.  This free program will be held in the main area of the Library. Registration for this program will be on Google Forms.  Each child needs to be registered separately. This class is limited to 30 children so sign up soon. If you need help signing up on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. 

 

S.T.E.M. TINKERCAD CLASS and 3D Printing
When:  Mondays:  October 18, 25, November 1, and  8.  

Time:  6:00 – 6:45
Ages:  Grades 3 – 5
Learn how to work with Tinkercad, an online 3D modeling program for creating 3D models for printing on our PRUSA 3D printer. All students will create a small project and have it printed. This program is limited to 12 students who should attend all classes of instruction and creation. Please register on Google Forms. If you need help signing up on Google Forms, please call the library at 973-838-3262. 

 

S.T.E.M.  LEGO Program
When: Monday, November 15 & Monday, November 22
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 AM
Age: 6 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program will be on Google Forms. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262. Each child needs to be registered separately. Students will work in groups of two to create a specific LEGO project each week.  LEGOS will be provided by the library.  LEGO projects will remain in the library after the close of the program and will be on display in our display case in the foyer of the library for all to see.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Canvas Christmas Tree Painting Craft
When: Monday, December 6
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 A.M.
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a Christmas Tree on a 7 x 5 inch canvas, then use it as a decoration around your home for the holidays.  This class is limited to 15 children.  Registration is required on Google Forms. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

Scarf CraftS.T.E.A.M. Fleece Snowflake Scarf
When: Saturday, December 11
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 8 – 12 years
Do you need a scarf to keep you warm for this coming winter?  This project requires the children to be able to tie knots in order to complete the scarf.  The scarves are a teal fleece with pretty blue, purple and white ribbons on the fringe.  This class is limited to 12 children.  Registration is required on Google Forms. If you need help signing up, please call the library at 973-838-3262.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program1,000 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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