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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.
In the Children’s Room at the Butler Library

Please call the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up.

            • Friday, July 12, 2024: Under the Boardwalk (2023) PG 1 hour 23 minutes
            • Friday, August 2, 2024: Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024) PG 1 hour 34 minutes

 

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.

 

 



 

Spend your summer at the Butler Library.  Our Children’s programs are all FREE.

It is not too late to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, so come in and register. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1:  June 26 – July 5  Return your Reading Passport and completed Worksheet #1 to be eligible to win one of the larger prizes in the display case.
Week 2:  July 8 – July 12 Return your Reading Passport and completed Worksheet #2 to be eligible to win one of the larger prizes in the display case.
Week 3:  July 15 – July 19  Return your Reading Passport and completed Worksheet #3 to be eligible to win one of the larger prizes in the display case.
Week 4:  July 22 – July 26  Return your Reading Passport and completed Worksheet #4 to be eligible to win one of the larger prizes in the display case.
Week 5:  July 29 – August 2  Return your Reading Passport and completed Worksheet #5 to be eligible to win one of the larger prizes in the display case.

*Final Week to complete all of the worksheets and Summer Reading Passport:  August 5 – 9.

*All winners will be called after the program is over.  Enjoy reading this summer and join us for the summer reading programs.

 



 

Story TimeStory Time
Tuesdays at 10:30am
July 9 – August 20
For ages 3 – 5 yrs.
Register on 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 10:30am
July 11 – August 22
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.

 

Rainy Day Craft.Rainy Day Crafts
When:  Month of July & August. Drop in any rainy day in July and August and complete a small craft in the library. 
Time:  Stop in anytime between 11:00am – 1:00pm on rainy days.
Ages:  3 – 8 yrs.

The library is closed on Saturdays throughout the summer. 

 

 

Diamond Dot BookmarksStart Your Summer Reading With a Diamond Dot Bookmark
Work together with Caregiver
When: Monday July 8
Time: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Ages:  7 – 15 yrs.
Register on Google Forms  Sorry, class is full.  

Learn how to use Diamond Dots to create your very own sparkly bookmark.  Caregivers and children can work together on their very own bookmark.  This class is limited to 10 children and 10 caregivers.  All supplies are provided by the library, so register on google forms and join in on the fun. 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 SurpriseCeramic Surprise
When: Monday, July 15
Register on Google Forms or visit the Library to sign up.  
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 3 – 10 yrs.
Register on Google Forms
Choose from a variety of ceramic pieces to paint. All supplies are provided by the library. Children under 5, will need to have a parent paint with them. 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.

 

Shark BINGO  for SHARK WEEK
When:  Monday, July 22
Time:  4:00 – 4:30 pm
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Register on Google Forms
Come join Ms. Arlene for an afternoon of fun and play Shark BINGO. Prizes awarded.   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.

 

LemonadeDo You Like Lemonade?
When: Monday, July 22
Time:  6:00 –  6:45 pm
Ages:  5 – 10 Years
Register on Google Forms 

Learn how to make lemonade with Ms. Arlene.  Come join us, learn how to use a lemon squeezer and measure ingredients for lemonade.  All supplies are provided by the library.   Class limited to 15 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.

 

YETI Pillow ProgramPillow Craft:  Caregivers May Join in and Help Tie Knots
When:  Monday, July 29
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages:  8 – 10
Register on Google Forms
Choose from an array of pillows and make a selection:  A Grinch, Yeti, blue heart, red heart, or a smiley face. First come, first choice. Children should be able to tie a double knot in order to attend or a parent must accompany the child to help tie knots.  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.

 

Learn to RideIndoor KIDS LEARN TO RIDE at St. Anthony’s Church Gymnasium (air conditioned)
Sponsored by Avenues of Motion
Address:  St. Anthony’s Gym  57 Bartholdi Ave.  ENTER ON HASBROUCK AVENUE AT THE Double RED DOORS
Ms. Arlene and Ms. Jennifer will be at St. Anthony’s during the program.
When:  Wednesday, July 31

Ages:  Ages 5-13
Bring a bike and helmet
Sign Up for one of these sessions.
Parents are required to remain for the program.

Session 1: 9am-10:30am  (Limit 10 Children)  Arrival time: 8:45am  Register for Session 1 using this GOOGLE FORM 
Session 2: 10:30am-12pm (Limit 10 Children)  Sorry, this class is full.

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage that provides a sense of accomplishment in learning a new, profound skill! This 1 ½ hour class teaches the safe and effective “balance first” method. Our certified Bike Right® instructors will remove the bike’s pedals and teach balance and control above all else. Your child will learn the basics of starting, stopping, steering, proper bike/helmet fit and adjustment.  We support various learning styles and will give your child the tools they need to build confidence on two wheels.  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.

 

TurtlePaint a Turtle or a Flower Stepping Stone
When: Monday, August 5 
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am
Ages: 5 – 10 yrs.
Register on Google Forms
Choose either a turtle or a flower stepping stone. All supplies are provided by the library.  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.

 

Diamond Dot programDiamond Dot Bookmark Phone/iPad sticker
Work together with a Caregiver
When: Monday, August 12
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Ages:  7 – 13 Years
Register on Google Forms  

Learn how to use Diamond Dots to create your very own sparkly bookmark.  Caregivers and children can work together on their very own own bookmark.  This class is limited to 10 children and 10 caregivers.  All supplies are provided by the library, so register on google forms and join in on the fun. 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.

 

Back to SchoolAugust Scavenger Hunt
When: August 19 – September 6.
Ages:  5 – 10 Years
Stop at the Circulation Desk and pick up a form and a pencil and begin your journey searching the library for pictures of Back to School items hidden in various locations.  When you locate the picture, write the number in the empty square next to the picture and bring it back to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card for TARGET.  Have fun!