Children’s Programs

 

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: info@butlerlibrary.org 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.

 

 

1000 Books
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.  

 

 

 



Bedtime Math Challenge  Registration below for each week.

When:  Ten Weeks:  April 5 –  June 12
For Wee Ones to age 3, Little Ones 4 – 6 years, Big Kids 7 –  10

Are you interested in participating in a math challenge during the Spring?  Each week is a Bedtime Math problem for Wee Ones: up to age 3, Little ones: 4 – 6, and Big Kids:  7 – 10.  Answer the questions each week using the google form link and choose the question for your age group.  When the 10 weeks are over, there will be a raffle using google forms for a chance to win a prize.  The more challenges you complete, the more chances you will have for a chance to win the prize. Have fun and good luck!

Week 1 Google Form  April 5 – 10
Week 2 Google Form  April 12 – 17
Week 3 Google Form  April 19 – 24
Week 4 Google Form  April 26 – May 1
Week 5 Google Form  May 3 – 8
Week 6 Google Form  May 10 – 15
Week 7 Google Form  May 17 – May 22

Week 8 Google Form  May 24 – May 29
Week 9 Google Form  May 31 – June 5
Week 10 Google Form  June 7 – June 12

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Ceramic Surprise
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in April.

When: April 1 – April 30
Ages: up to age 10
Register on Google Forms
Do you like to paint ceramic pieces?  Do you have your own acrylic paint and paint brushes?  If so, sign up for this ceramic craft.  Ms. Arlene has a wide assortment of ceramic pieces leftover from previous craft programs for you to paint, but the assistants at the circulation desk will choose which ceramic piece to give you to paint. If this is something you would like to do, register on google forms.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Seahorse Foam Craft
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in April.

When: April 1  – 30
Age:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program begins on Google Forms to the first 36 children who sign up and pick up the craft. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Foam Spring Bouquet Craft
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in April.
When: April 1  – 30
Age: 3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program begins on Google Forms to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Mother’s Day Necklace.    Open to the first 50 children who sign up.
When: April 24 – May 8
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on April 24 to the first 50 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at
973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

Spring Bird Nest IsgnS.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Spring Bird Nest Craft
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in May.

When: May 1 – May 30
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on May 1 to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft. 
Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.  The children will be given one of these animal magnets.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Rainbow Bank
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in May.

When: May 1 – May 31
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on May 1 to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Window Butterfly Sun Catcher
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in May.

When: May 1 – May 31
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on May 1 to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.or
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S.T.E.A.M. Decorate a Sand bucket
When: May or June:  To Be announced
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
This craft may be an outside project under a tent. There will be a google form to sign up for time slots. Announcements will be made in the future.  Stay tuned.
Time slots:  11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Princess Bank
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in June.

When: June 1 – June 30
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on June 1 to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Cherry Blossom Tree
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three Take & Make crafts offered in June.

When: June 1 – June 30
Ages:  3 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on June 1 to the first 24 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

Summer Reading ProgramSummer Reading Program:  This Year’s Theme is: Tails and Tales
When:  June 24 – July 30
Registrations:  June 24 – July 2 online
Register on Google Forms
Ms. Arlene is beginning to prepare for the Summer Reading Program, however it will be different again this year.  Stay tuned. 
During the first week of Summer Reading, register on Google Forms, June 24 – July 2, then come into the library, pick up your Reading Passport Log and a bag of goodies to take home for the summer. Inside the bag of goodies will be five worksheets for each of the five weeks of Summer Reading. Complete the worksheets to be eligible for tickets for the prize raffle held in August. Return your reading passport and reading worksheets no later than August 20 to be eligible to win a prize. The prizes will be on display in the display case in the Library for all to see.


Week 1: June 24 – July 2  Read for 1 1/2 hours minimum
Week 2: July 5 – July 9     Read for 1 1/2 hours minimum
Week 3: July 12 – July 16  Read for 1 1/2 hours minimum
Week 4: July 19 – July 23  Read for 1 1/2 hours minimum
Week 5: July 26 – July 30  Read for 1 1/2 hours minimum

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Ceramic Cool Safari Animal Magnet
Anyone who signs up will get one of these options
When: July 1 – July 30
Age: 3 to age 10
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on July 1 to the first 36 children who sign up and pick up the supplies needed for this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

Alligator projectS.T.E.A.M.  Alligator Picture with Model Magic
When: July 1 – July 30
Ages:  2 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program will be on Google Forms for the first 50 children who sign up and pick up this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Transportation Sticker Scene
Please choose one or two crafts out of the three crafts offered in June.

When: July 1 – July 30
Ages:  2 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on June 1 to the first 48 children who sign up and pick up the craft.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Summer Glitter Mobile
When: To be announced

Age: 3 to age 10
Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on July 1 to the first 35 children who sign up and pick up the supplies needed for this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

ElephantS.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Elephant
When: To be announce
Age: 3 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on July 1 to the first 48 children who sign up and pick up the supplies needed for this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.


TurtleS.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Turtle 

When: To be announced
Age: 3 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on July 1 to the first 48 children who sign up and pick up the supplies needed for this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org.

 

T.E.A.M. Model Magic Project.
Create an animal with a tail using model magic
When: August 1 – August 20

Age: 3 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

The Summer Reading Program theme for this summer is” Tails and Tales”   Can you create an animal that exists with model magic. (Pick it up at the library after you register on Google Forms.)  Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on August 1 to the first 36 children who sign up and pick up the supplies needed for this project. Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project. Take a picture of your project and send it to Ms. Arlene at: arlene.walk@butlerlibrary.org so we can give the designer credit on our social media pages.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Take & Make Robot Contest
When: August 1 – August 25
Age: 8 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program begins on Google Forms on August 1 to the first 20 children who sign up and pick up the parts needed for this project. Assemble a 3D printed robot (Made from our 3D printer) and create an outfit for it. Use items you find around your house to dress the robot. Try to be creative.  When the robot is complete, bring it to the library so we can put it on display for all to see. Ms. Arlene will be taking pictures of each of the robots and will ask patrons to vote on Google Forms for the most creatively dressed robot.  Drop off you robot by August 25.  All robots will be given back to the owners after the contest is over.  Please call the library at 973-838-3262 when you are ready to pick up the project.

 

S.T.E.M.  LEGO Club
When: To be announced
Age: 6 to age 10
Register on Google Forms

Registration for this program will be on Google Forms.  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.M.  Crazy 8’s Math Club
When: To be announced
Grades:  1 – 2
Register on Google Forms
This is a free math program for student who are interested in learning additional math concepts outside the classroom. This program is limited to 15 students who not only enjoy math, but are able to work in small groups.= with Ms. Arlene, a former teacher.