Teen’s Programming


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

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, 
May 3: Mary Poppins Returns

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:
June 7: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

July 12, , August 9,  September 27,  October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 

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.

Saturday Afternoon Writing
Saturdays Beginning April 27, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presented by Carolyn Marrin, Library Assistant
Want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have you started writing, but aren’t sure what to do next? Do you want to speak with other writers about methods for getting through obstacles? Every Saturday starting on April 27th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, bring your favorite writing materials. We’ll discuss the craft and do some writing exercises. Free, open to adults and teens.

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:
May 2 – 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.

Teen Trivia Night
Friday, May 10, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
For Students in Grades 8-12
Join us for our second Library Trivia Night! Grab three other friends and battle it out against other teams for a grand prize! The event is entirely FREE, so you can eat all of the food you want. Sign up using the link below and follow the directions you see on the screen.
We hope to see you then! https:// goo.gl/forms/5vny7rtRUG6lJ4WD3

Meeting:  Volunteer for Summer Reading
When:   Monday, June 3
Time:  4:00 P.M. Children’s Room
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.

Testing & Education Reference Center
TERC  Important Information
Access to Testing & Education Reference Center is available within the library and remote access is permitted to patrons of the subscribing library with their login credentials. Such remote access is limited to non-commercial purposes. Remote access from a non-subscribing location or institution is not permitted. If your institution subscribes to Testing & Education Reference Center, you may be able to access the product by entering your credentials.

Volunteer at the Library: Community Service Hours: call 973-838-3262 for more information.
Children’s Services Volunteer Application: (PDF) Fill in both sides completely, and bring directly to Ms. Lisa or Ms. Arlene on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.  If there is a volunteer opportunity in the Library we will call you.  Thank you so much for thinking of the Butler Library.

We welcome student volunteers for the Summer Reading Program. Contact Ms. Arlene in April through June each year for this opportunity.