Children’s Programs

SUMMER READING: A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

Our Kick – Off Begins:     THURSDAY, June 27
Jack’s Petting Zoo
:

12:00 –  1:30 P.M.
Registration for Summer Reading
Begins 11:30 A.M .
Popcorn outside:
12:00 P.M. –  1:30 P.M.



Therapy Dog
Reading Program for Beginner Readers
Every Tuesday
5:15 pm – 6:15 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.  This program is free.  Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your time slot.  Please bring a book to read to Cory or you can pick one out from our collection.

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, 
July 12: Wonder Park

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with newly released films. Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV. Please call us if you decide not to come because we prepare the Children’s room for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10. Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Dates:
August 9: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
September 27: How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World
October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 


S.T.E.M: Paper Chain Challenge
When: Monday, July 1
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.

Completed grades K – 5
Participate in this S.T.E.M. challenge as you work with another student. As usual all

directions for this challenge will be announced at the event so no group has an advantage. This free program is limited to 24 students.  Registration is required.


Summer Math Packet Help
Call or visit the Library to speak to
Mr. Rodriguez.  (973-838-3262)
Free Help for Math Packets. The Library will have high school graduates available during the summer to help those who wish to get their Math

Packets done early.  You must schedule an appointment.


S.T.E.M.  Marble Racing
When:   Monday,  July 8
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.

Completed Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and participate in a marble racing club using Q-Ba Maze Kits. This free

program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Paint a Wooden Birdhouse
When: Monday July 15
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Completed grades K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a wooden birdhouse for your garden. This free program is limited to 15 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Shark Week Lego Challenge
When:  Monday, July 22
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Completed grades K – 5
Create a shark using LEGO pieces from our  collection which will remain in the Library. Completed shark creations will be placed on display in the Children’s area for everyone to see. This free program is limited to 20 students. 
Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Rocket Craft
When:  Thursday, July 25
Time:  5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
Completed grades K – 5Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic rocket bank. This free program is limited to 20
students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. LEGO Challenge: Rocket Ship
When: Monday, August 12
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Completed grades K – 5
Participate in a themed LEGO building club that will meet several times during the summer. All creations will be kept in the Library and placed on display for everyone to  see. This free program is limited to 15 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Flower Pot
When: Monday, July 29
Time:  3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Completed Grades:  K – 3
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a ceramic flower pot. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.


Mommy & Me Hand Knitting Class
On the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in July & August
When: July 9 & 23, & August 13 & 27

Time: 6:30  – 7:30 P.M.
For Ages 8 & Up
Presented by Blythe Bedell
Join us at the Library to make one Chunky Chenille Blanket per Mommy/Child pair.  No knitting needles required. We are using our hands! Please bring 5 balls of chunky chenille yarn (best prices are at Walmart).  This program is free for participants. Registration in advance is required by calling 973-838-3262, or stop by our Circulation Desk.


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Flower Candle
When:  Thursday,  August 1
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Completed Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic flower. Add a battery votive and use as a candle.  This free program is limited to 20

participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. CD ALIENS
When:  Monday, August 5
Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Completed Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and create a hanging CD Alien using duct tape. Make your alien look scary or sweet using various decorations you will create. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


Middle School Comic Con Event
When: Friday, August 16
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. for Costumes, DIY Comic Book Contest & refreshments.
Movie: 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Ant Man & the Wasp
Entering Grades 5 – 8
Contests
: Come dressed as your favorite comic character and complete a Comic Book Page. Judging based on best costume and best comic Book Drawing. Refreshments to follow. Movie will begin at 7:00 P.M. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. Ice Cream Math
When: Monday, August 19
Time: 3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Completed grades 2 & 3
Join Ms. Arlene and create an ice cream sundae with various toppings. You will choose, measure, and total the cost of the ice cream sundae. This free program is limited to 20 students.
Registration is required.


Chess Club: September 7
When: Saturdays, Sept. through Dec. 7
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades: 2 – 5
Learn how to play chess or practice with other students who know the game. This free program is limited to 16 players. Registration is required.


Middle School Book Club

When: The 2nd Thursday of Every Month. 
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades: Grades 5 – 8
Presented by Heather Till, Volunteer
Pick up a library book one month before the meeting, read it at home and come in to discuss the book with your peers.
Middle School Book Club Selections:
Please email Miss Heather if you will be attending the meeting at: HeatherTill@outlook.com or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.