Children’s Programs

Storyline Online

Check out this link: Listen to popular Children’s books read to you by many celebrities from the Screen Actors Guild. Some animation appears in each story.

tumble Books

Click on the link to choose stories read to you.  Some animation appears in each story.

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, 
September 27: How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World

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:
October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 


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.

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
: 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: or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.