Children’s Programs



Therapy Dog
Reading Program for Beginner Readers  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
March 27: Frozen II (2019)
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Future Movie Dates:
April 24 – Cats (2019)
May 15 – Dolittle (2020)
June 12 – To be announced

Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing Family-Friendly films on our 70″ flat screen TV. Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or our flyers in the Library for future movie titles.


S.T.E.M.  Challenge  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When:  Monday, March 30
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Grades: K – 5
This is a challenge using corks and water. As always the challenge is not described before the event so no one has an advantage. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required. Sign up and enjoy the fun.


S.T.E.A.M.  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Maker’s Day Painting: Ceramic Dinosaur
When:  Saturday, March 21
Time:  10:15 – 11:00
Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic dinosaur. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required. Sign up and enjoy the fun.


S.T.E.M. Maker’s Day Challenge  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When: Saturday, March 21
Time: 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Grades:  2 – 5
This challenge is a  paper folding and water activity limited to 20 students. Registration is required. As always the challenge is not described before the event so no one has an advantage.


S.T.E.M. Maker’s Day: Wind Sock Kit Craft  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When: Saturday, March 21
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
Grades: K – 5
Maker’s Day is all about STEM and STEAM.  Sign up for this craft and make a windsock with Ms. Jennifer.  This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration for this event is required.


Scavenger Hunt for National Library Month  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Search for Book Characters &
Enter a Raffle to win a prize.
When: April 1 – April 30
Ages: 2 – 9 years
Ask for a worksheet at the circulation desk. Search for book characters from Children’s Books hidden around the library.  Fill in the letters on the line on the worksheet as you locate the characters. Give the completed worksheet to a library assistant at the circulation desk in order to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Have fun!


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic: Paint a Rainbow  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When:  Saturday,  April 4
Time:  11:00-11:45 A.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join us and paint a ceramic rainbow. This free program is limited to 22 students. Registration is required.


Crazy 8’s Math Club  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When: Mondays, April 6 – May 18
Time: 3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Gr: K – 2
Join Ms. Arlene and learn fundamental math skills while having fun with a small group of students.  This free program is limited to 15 students who are really interested in learning math skills. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Spring Into Spring  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When: Saturday, April 18
Time: 12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join us and decorate a glass mason jar for a pretty Spring decoration for your room. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E. A. M. EVO Ozobots Club  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When:  Saturday, April 25 and June 6
Time:  11:00 – 12:30 P.M.
Grades: 2 – 6
Join Ms. Arlene and learn how to use Ozobots  to create paths for the robot to follow using markers or coding puzzles. This free program is limited to 15 students for each class. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Come  Along and Paint with Me  
When:  Wednesday, May 6
Time:  1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
Ages: 3 – 5 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece and paint with your child. This free program is limited to 12 children and 12 adults. Registration is required.


Trans Options Kids Learn to Ride a Bike   POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When:  Saturday,  May 2 & May 9
Time:  10:00  – 12:30 P.M.
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Bring your own helmet and bike.
Choose one date to attend.
This is a free program for children interested in learning how to ride a bike. This 2 ½ hour outdoor 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. This free program is limited to 15 students. Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti
When:  Saturday, May 16
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages:  3 – 5 years
Be a chef for the day with Registered Dietician Megan Scutti. Participate in this fun hands on mini-cooking class to celebrate healthy eating.   This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti
When:  Saturday, May 16
Time:  12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Ages:  6 – 9 years
Be a chef for the day with Registered Dietician Megan Scutti. Participate in this fun hands on mini-cooking class to celebrate healthy eating.   This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  May Gardening Project  
When:  Saturday, May 30
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join us and paint a flower pot. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


TINKERCAD CLASS:
When:  Monday, June 15, 22 & 29
Time:  6:00 – 6:45
Ages:  Grades 3 – 5
Join Ms. Arlene to work with Tinkercad. This program is limited to 12 students who should attend all classes of instruction and creation. Registration is required.


Meeting:  Volunteer for Summer Reading
When:   Monday, June 1
T
ime:  4:00 P.M.
Grade:  6th grade through High School
Join Ms. Arlene for a brief meeting to sign up for volunteering for the Summer Reading Program. Be prepared to fill out an application and to sign up for days/times you are available. The Summer Reading program is held from June 25 –  August 4. As always we appreciate your help.