Children’s Programs

 Programs and events for Children.

 

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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, December 9, 2022: Frosty & Rudolph – Rated TV-G (1969/1964) 1 hour 20 minutes

 


 

ALL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS MEET IN THE BUTLER LIBRARY

 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M.  September 13 – December 6  (closed November 8)
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.   September 15 – December 8 (closed for Thanksgiving)
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. (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.

 

 

Toys for Tots drop off site.TOYS FOR TOTS
Butler Library is a Drop Off Site
November 7 – December 7
Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the library in the Toys for Tots boxes located inside the front door.  Once again we thank you for supporting this program.

 

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When: 
Wednesday, November 30.
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 
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.

 

Santa LetterWrite a Letter to Santa
Infant to age 10 years

When: November 28 – December 20
Visit the Library, pick up Santa paper from the table in the Children’s area and write a letter to Santa.  Place the completed letter in the mailbox on the table in the Children’s area of the Library.

 

 

Santa Santa Visits the Library:  Get your cameras ready.
No Registration Required
Date:
Thursday, December 1
Time: 5:50 P.M. 
Infant – Grade 4
The Richard Butler School Band Members will begin playing holiday music around 5:50 P.M. until Santa arrives around 6:00 P.M. Parents, bring your camera! Santa will remain in the Court Room to meet the children of Butler until he has to leave for the North Pole. All parents and children should enter through the

Library and pick up a number to visit with Santa.

 

Christmas Craft
When:  Monday, December 5
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:  5 – 10 years
Decorate a plastic paint can or mason jar for the Christmas. 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.

 

 

Library cardGet Your Butler Library Card
Open House for 3rd & 4th Graders
When: December 27 – December 29
Time: 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Have your parent/guardian bring you to the library and register you for a library card.  The parents/guardians need to have identification (license or utility bill) with your current address.  Each child registered between these dates will receive a small gift.  Welcome to the Butler Library.

 

 

Paint With MeS.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When: 
Wednesday, December 28
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 
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.

 

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. 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.
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. (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.

 

Smile PillowS.T.E.A.M. SMILE Pillows
When: 
Saturday, January 7
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ages: 6 – 10 yrs
Any child who signs up for this program will need to be able to tie a double knot.  If the child cannot tie a knot, a parent must accompany the child to complete this project.  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.

 

Q Ba Marble RacewayS.T.E.M.  Q-Ba-Maze Marble Raceway Challenge
When:  Monday, January 9
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up. 

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Ages:  6 – 10 years
Q-BA-MAZE is a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run. Create marble maze sculptures in any form such as animals, robots, towers, and geometric shapes for a steel ball to follow the route. Registration is 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:  Saturday, January 14
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 AM
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, January 18
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
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, January 21
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.

 

 

Snap CircuitsS.T.E.M.  Snap Circuits Club
When: Monday, January 23
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.
Time:  4:00 – 4:45 PM

Ages:  6 – 10 years
Snap Circuits teaches basic electronics an circuitry for the younger crowd by using building components that consist of snapping parts to complete a circuit using a coordinates grid. 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. Decorate a Mason Jar for Valentine’s Day
When: Saturday, February 4  (Coming Soon)

Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register. 
Classes sizes are limited.
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs
Assemble a Valentine’s Day surprise decoration using a mason jar.  All supplies are provide by the library for this program. 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.

 

Snap CircuitsS.T.E.M.  Snap Circuits Club
When: Monday, February 6 (Coming Soon)
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  (Coming Soon)
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  (Coming Soon)
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. (Coming Soon)
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
When: 
Saturday, February 25 (Coming Soon)
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to register.  (Coming Soon)
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.

 

 

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.