Children’s Programs



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
January 31: Abominable
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:
February 28: Aladdin
March 27: To be announced


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Program: Healthy Snacks
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

WhenSaturday, Feb. 1, snow date Feb. 8
Time:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Ages: 3 – 5
Join Registered Dietitian Megan for a healthy, dessert class to celebrate

Valentine’s Day! Students will make two healthy, holiday desserts and learn about nutritious eating! This program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


Shop Rite of West Milford
Interactive Program: Healthy Snacks
Presented by Dietician: Megan Scutti

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, snow date Feb. 8
Time: 12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Ages: 6 – 9 years

Join Registered Dietitian Megan for a healthy, dessert class to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year! Kids will make two healthy, holiday desserts and learn about nutritious eating! This program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. Marble Racing
When:  Saturday, February 29
Time: 12:00 – 12:45 A.M.
Grades 2 – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and create your very own marble race design using QB Maze parts. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registrationis required.


S.T.E.M.  Challenge
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.
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
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
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.


S.T.E.A.M. Come Along and Paint with Me
When:  Monday,  Feb. 3
Time:  1:00 – 1:45 P.M.
Ages: 3 – 5 yrs.
Choose a ceramic piece and paint with your child. Parents/Guardians may want to bring a smock for your child. This free program is limited to

12 children and 12 adults. Registration is required.


Middle School Book Club
Meets One Evening Per Month
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For Students in 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:
Wednesday, December 26 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. – Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
January 2: Walk Two Moon by Sharon Creech
February 6: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
March 5: A Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
The December Meeting will be a Holiday Party and a Movie Night showing the movie: Five Feet Apart.

Please email HeatherTill@outlook.com if you will be attending the meeting or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling: 973-838-3262.