Young Adults Programming



Teen/Tweens Summer Reading Challenge


Join the Summer Reading Challenge

  • Tween/Teen 11 – 17 years
  • Choose either reading program: Tween/Teens OR  6 – 12 year old kids on the Children’s Page
  • The teen program will be using READSquared which an online program to log books read
  • Held from June 24 – August 14

How Does It Work? 

Register on ReadSquared on June 24 and begin logging your minutes of reading per week. (At least 450 minutes of reading during the five week program) Any teen who participates in the Summer Reading Program will be eligible to win a $10.00 Target Gift Card.  A raffle will be held in August after the program is over and a winner will be chosen at random by ReadSquared. Winners will be notified.


Learn American Sign Language, starting at the basics.
By the end of the summer, we hope you can sign a children’s book or sign to music. The program will be held in the Children’s Room of the Library. We will provide clear plastic masks to attendees but you are welcome to bring your own.
When: Every Wednesday at 11:00 beginning July 14 – September 1.  Sign up on Google Forms
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Room
For: Middle School Students


The Code Initiative Coding Classes:
When: For 3 Weeks:  July 14 – July 30
Where: Butler Library
Required: A laptop.  If you do not have one, you may borrow one from the library for use during the program only.

As the world adapts to fit a more modern society, programming has become an important skill. The Code Initiative aims to teach the future generation how to code in a variety of sessions. Students have the opportunity to learn animation, game design, digital music, and the new Scratch Lab items in these fun and engaging classes! Sign up using this Google Form:
Art and Animation Session – July 14 and July 16 at 2:00 – 2:45 PM.  Follow this link for a description and sign up for this course.
Game Design Session – July 21 and July 23 at 2:00 – 2:45 PM. Follow this link for a description and sign up for this course.
Music in Scratch – July 26 at 2:00 – 2:45 PM. Follow this link for a description and sign up for this course.
Scratch Lab – July 28 and July 30 at 2:00 – 2:45  Follow this link for a description and sign up for this course.

Are you interested in volunteering at the Library?
High School Volunteers
:  Looking for volunteers to water the flowers outside of the library in our planters and to  help with library activities. Call or visit Ms. Arlene or Ms. Lisa in the Library to schedule a time to help us out.  Ask for a student volunteer worksheet and fill it out in order to keep track of your time and hours. Give it to Ms. Arlene or Ms. Lisa.


Mouse Create is a STEM website that empowers students to “engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful changes in our world” through an online platform.
Butler Middle School Students! Interested in trying a Do-It-Yourself technology project? The Butler Public Library has been given FREE access to a variety of online projects and courses created by; available until August 2021. Keep reading to learn about some of the DIY projects available (To start any project, please have your parent send an email to Click here for a list of projects to complete.



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.



CONTACT MS. ARLENE  We are currently opening up volunteer hours.

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.