Children’s Programs

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Grades K – 4  (Butler Residents Only)
Free 5 x 7 inch Whiteboard with marker pen to the first 75 students in Grades K – 4 who sign up on Google Forms.  
Please sign up on Google Forms if you are interested. This may be a great tool for learning remotely this coming school year.

Therapy Dog Reading Program on Zoom with Kim Boon
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: with parents name, child’s name and Grade entering, phone number, town and email address. This program is free. You can call ahead to the Butler Public Library 973-838-3262, to pick up a book from our collection the week before. Come join us on Zoom with Cory, Ryan and Kim Boon and practice reading aloud.

Papertoy MonsterSTEM: Paper Toy Monster
Pop Out! Fold! Glue

Pick up the materials at the library to complete this project.
Grades:  2 – 6
When: Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Fill out the Google Form if you would like to participate.  When the Papertoy Monster is assembled, please take a picture of it so we can put it on our social media pages for all to see.

STEAM:  Take & Make Halloween Canvas Board  Halloween Board
When:  October 1 – October 30

Ages: 5 – 10
13 Projects Available
Recreate the design on the canvas board using two Popsicle sticks and foam stickers which are provided. Fill out the Google Form if you would like to participate.  Call the library at: 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the supplies for the project.  When you have completed the project, take a picture of it and email it to: so we can post it on our social media pages.

STEAM:  Decorate a Halloween Bucket (Butler residents only please)
Trick or Treat is Near
When:  October 10 – October 30
Ages:  Infant – 7 years
What will this year bring?  WHOOOOO  KNOWS, but we have orange and purple sand buckets to decorate with lots of Halloween foam stickers.  Fill out the Google Form and pick up your bucket and stickers between October 10 – October 30.  This program is limited to the first 36 children who sign up.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

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HALLOWEEN ART & Halloween Surprise
When: October 19 – October 30
Ages:  2 & up
Register on Google Forms and print out the Butler Library Halloween Art and coloring activity. Follow all of the simple directions and complete the activity.  When you have completed the activity, give us a call and come to the Library to pick up a Halloween Surprise craft. Have fun!

Take & Make Thanksgiving Mini Wreath Ornament (2 Mini Wreaths)
When: November  2 – November 30    Pick up the supplies needed for this craft.
Ages: up to age 10
Fill out the Google Form if you would like to participate.
Use leaf foam stickers and decorate the mini wreathes. Use yarn to make a bow and
use a glue dot to adhere it to the bottom of the wreath. Limited to the first 24 children who sign up on google forms.

Avocado PillowTake & Make Avocado Pillow (Butler residents only please)
Pick up: November 2 – November 30

Butler Residents only please.
Ages:  8 – 12
Students will need to assemble a precut pattern for a pillow, stuff it with filling, and tie knots to close it up to make a pillow.
Sign up on Google Forms if you would like to participate in this Take & Make Program and let us know when you would like
to pick it up curbside at the Library. After you have completed the pillow, take a picture of yourself with the pillow so we can post it on our social media pages.  Limited to the first 24 participants.

Doorknob hanger picture
Take & Make Gingerbread Doorknob Hanger Craft Kit (Butler residents only please.)
When: December 1 – Dec. 21
Ages:  Up to age 10
Get in the Christmas spirit and decorate a foam Gingerbread house doorhanger for one of your doorknobs in your home for the holidays.  Sign up on Google Forms to reserve your doorknob hanger.  Call us at 973-838-3262, when you are ready to pick up the project before December 22.


Santa LetterSanta Letters
When:  November 30 – December 21
Ages:  Up to age 12
Santa will be reading and answering letters from the young children of Butler between November 30 and December 21. Stop by the Library and pick up a sheet of writing paper for the Santa letter or print one here.  After you have written the letter, place it in the book drop outside the Library or place it in the Christmas Mailbox right inside the Library door on the display table.  Make sure you write your address clearly so Santa is able to write back to you before Christmas. 

Light up NecklaceChristmas Tree Light-Up Necklace (Butler residents only please)
When: December 1 – December 23
Ages: Up to age 10
Santa will not be visiting the Library this year, but he has left 48 Light Up Christmas Tree Necklaces at the Library for the first 48 children who sign up to receive the necklace. Sign up on Google Forms.  Call us at 973-838-3262, December 1 through December 23 to pick up your necklace. Make sure  you have signed up on Google Forms.  

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