Children’s Programs


GIFT A BOOK SALE

Consider giving back to the Library by purchasing a children’s book during our Gift – a – Book Program that will be donated to the Library for our children to read. The books offered for sale will be on display at the front table near the computers. The sale will begin on March 15 and run through April during National Library Month.

Girl Scout Program During Gift A Book for All Library Visitors
Girl Scout Troop will hold a craft session where children will make their own bookmarks. The Troop will also create a poster and advertise in the community for families to come to visit us at the Library and encourage them to donate a Gift a Book while they were there. To make this project sustainable, the Troop will create a little poster or hand out that can be displayed in the Library which reminds children how to properly care for the books they take out.
The dates of the Girl Scout events are:
Saturday – March 30th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Saturday – April 27th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm



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, 
Friday, April 5  Ralph Breaks the Internet

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:
May 3: Mary Poppins Returns
June 7: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Future Dates:
July 12,  August 9,  September 27, October 25,  November 15, December 13. 


S.T.E.M.  Chess Club
When:   Saturdays:  March 9, March 16,
April 6, April 27, May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades:  2 – 6
Join Ms. Esther and 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.


S.T.E.M.  Crazy 8’s Math Club Season 5
When:   Mondays: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
Time:  3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Grades: K – 2
This is a free program for Kindergarten to 2nd grade students who are interested in learning math skills after school.  Ms. Arlene, a former teacher will be running the program. This free program is limited to 15 students. 
Registration is required.  Children should try to attend all classes.


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Unicorn
When:  Saturday, March 30
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic unicorn. Bring a container to carry home your wet project.  This free program is limited to 20 children.  Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Mini Rhythm Board
When: Saturday, Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  10:30 – 11:15 A.M.
Grades:  2 – 6
Join Ms. Arlene to paint and decorate a mini rhythm board. It is always a good idea to bring in a box to carry home your project. This free program is limited to 20 children. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Paper Circuitry
When:  Saturday,  Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Grades:  K – 3
Join Ms. Arlene and create a paper circuit. This free program is limited to 20 children. Registration is
required.


S.T.E.M.  Make a Vase
When:  Saturday,  Maker’s Day: March 23
Time:  1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Grades:  5 – 8
Join Ms. Esther on Maker’s Day and repurpose a glass bottle into a vase using yarn.  Students will be given directions and materials when they arrive at the event. This free program is limited to 15 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M: Introductory Ukulele Lesson
When: Monday, April 8
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Ages 8 – 12 yrs.
Led by instructors from Architekt Music, this is an introductory course for all things
ukulele. Learn the basic chord progressions, tuning, and strumming to get you started with music! This class is open to
10 students who do not own a ukulele, as well as 5 students who own ukuleles. Please let us know if you own one because we can offer the class to more students.
Registration is required.


#MAINQuest
During MAINquest, visit a participating MAIN library and enter contest to win prize!
When: April 6 – April 18, 2019
To celebrate National Library Week, participating libraries in the MAIN consortium are inviting you to come to their library, do a riddle, answer some questions, or participate in a scavenger hunt. Completing this not too complicated task will allow you to enter a contest in which adults and juveniles can win a
prize such as an iPad, a Kindle, an iPod, and other small electronic devices. More information will be available soon on our website. Children participating at the Butler Library will be completing a scavenger hunt. Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Circulation Desk. Adults participating will complete an activity which will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned.


S.T.E.M.  Marble Racing Club
When:   Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24
Time:  3:15 – 4:00 P.M.
Grade:  K – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and participate in a marble racing club using Q-Ba Maze Kits. This free program is limited to 16 participants. Registration is required.


Trans Options Kids Learn to Ride a Bike
When:  Saturday, April 13
Time:  10:00  – 12:30 P.M.
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Bring your own helmet and bike.
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.


S.T.E.M.  Coding
When: Mondays:  4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Time:  3:30 – 4:15 P.M.
Grades:  2 – 5
Are you interested in Coding. Join Ms. Arlene, and learn how to use Hour of Code. This free program is limited to 12 students. 
Registration is required.  Children should try to attend all classes.


S.T.E.M.  Lego Challenge (Spring Break)
When:  Tuesday  April 23
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
Grades:  2 – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and a team to work on this LEGO Challenge. As always, the children are given directions at the event to work on the challenge. This free program is limited to 20students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M.  Ceramic Class: Dinosaur
When:  Saturday, April 27
Time:  1:00 – 1:45  A.M.
Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic dinosaur. Please bring a container with you to carry home your wet painted project. This free program is limited to 24 students. Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Themed Cinco deMayo Program
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

When:  Saturday, May 4
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages:  3 – 5 years
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the nutritious way with  Registered Dietitian Megan Scutti with this fun, hands-on snacking class making your very own guacamole. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Themed Cinco de Mayo Program
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

WhenSaturday, May 4
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 Cinco de Mayo with taco inspired recipes. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Mother’s Day Project
When:   Saturday,  May 11
Time:  1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
Grade:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa to assemble a beautiful picture for Mom for Mother’s Day.  This free

program is limited to 21 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Engineering Challenge
When:  Wednesday, May 15
Time:  5:00 – 5:45 PM.
Grades:  2 – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and be a part of this engineering challenge. As always, the children are given
directions at the event to work on the challenge and work together as a team. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


Meeting:  Volunteer for Summer Reading
When:   Monday, June 3
Time:  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 27 – 
August 2. As always we appreciate your help.


S.T.E.A.M.   Father’s Day Project
When: Saturday, June 8
Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grades:  K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa and create a gift for Father’s Day. This free program is limited to 20
students. 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:
April 11 – Denis Ever After by Tony Abbott
May 9 – Greenglass House by Kate Milford
June 13 – The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Please respond to Heather at heathertill@outlook.com if you are able to attend the new date.March 14: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
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.