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   One Ace Road Butler, New Jersey 07405
    Established 1928

 Hours:
 Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
 Fri. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
 Sat. 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M
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*Closed Saturdays in July & August
  Phone: 973-838-3262
 

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  Adult Programs
    Bereavement Support Group
Computer Class
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
Page Turners Literary Society

Wednesday Morning Book Club

Investment Fraud: Don't Let it Happen to You!: May 6
Excel for Beginners: May 10
The Secrets to Saying "No": May 13
College Savings Plan Overview: May 15
Pet Adoption Day: May 17
Grover Cleveland: "Life and Times of an
      American President" May 22
Digital Conversion Fundraiser: June 7
Driver Safety Program: June 14 & June 21

 
Children, Tween, and Teen's Programs
  Story Time
Toddler Time
Kids Book Club & Jr. Book Club
Read to "Joey"


Sew-Less Pillow Craft: April 22
Art Kids Academy:  Asian Landscape: April 21
Mother's Day Craft: May 5
Father's Day Craft: June 9
Teen Volunteer Meeting: June 9: 
        Click here for application: Complete and
        bring to meeting
Summer Reading Program Begins
       June 26: Kick Off Events & Registration
Jack and His Petting Farm: June 26
J.J. Balloon Twisting: June 26
Fizz! Pop! Boom! Science Show: June 30

< General Information >
To renew your library materials online please click Catalog


 
  New! Children's Book Sale: April 1 - 30, 2014 Please support our Children's 2014 "Gift a Book" sale held in April. Choose a book off of the front display table or the small bookshelf by the new book section for the Children's section of the Library. Fill out the "Gift a Book" donation form inside the book cover and bring it to one of our Library Assistants at the front desk with a check or cash for the price of the book. Fill out the bookplate inscription on the "Gift a Book" form so we may include the donor's name and a short message to the readers of this book. Thank  you for your support.

  New! Step Into a Story Contest
Visit the Library between May 12 and May 18, 2014.
To be eligible to enter the Step Into a Story Contest, players must be 18 years of age or younger, reside within the M.A.I.N locality. Click here for localities in M.A.I.N.. Each participating M.A.I.N. Library has chosen to decorate a section of their Children's Section to represent a favorite children's story. At each participating Library you will have the chance to enter to win a fun prize, so visit the Library and find an assistant at the Circulation Desk in order to fill out the entry ticket. The more libraries you visit the better your chances of winning a Barnes and Noble Gift Card.! One Entry per Library visited.
Please read all of the Rules and Regulations by clicking here. Click here for rules and regulations or read the directions posted in our Library. 
   
  Pet Adoption Day
Thursday, May 22
Time: To be announced
Please call the Library or check our website as the date approaches for further information.

  Large Print Journal Title
The Library has "Reader's Digest" large print, going back to December 2013.  This enjoyable and popular title is housed in the Large Print Room.

  ZINIO Information
 

MAIN, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries beginning in February. Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.
*Through www.butlerlibrary.org, patrons of Butler Public Library will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most devices inside or outside the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video.
*Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it. Zinio provides the ability to shop for, search inside, read, share and save digital content in 23 local newsstands in any country in the world. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. Offering hundreds of thousands of the best digital titles, Zinio’s e-stores and applications are revolutionizing reading.
 
Zinio PDF Instructions


  New! World Vital Records subscription to begin April 1st, 2014.
WorldVitalRecords.com is a great way to research your ancestry online. Regardless of your level of experience in genealogy, you'll want to explore our historic newspaper collection; our ancestor and gravestone photos databases; and our US census and UK census data. Vital records (sometimes called BMD) are a mainstay of family history research, and WorldVitalRecords has many millions of those, too -- birth records, marriage records, death records, and divorce records. You'll also want to browse our large collection of historic maps to see where your ancestors lived. Whether you call it family history, genealogy, or ancestry research, WorldVitalRecords can help make it fun and rewarding. WorldVitalRecords is not affiliated with any government or other official source. Please come to the Butler Library to use this Website for free.

  What's New?  See the carousel at the top of the Library's Catalog page to see some of our newest book titles and DVD's. Click here for the link.

  New Service
The Library can now scan documents.  Please bring a flash drive to receive your scanned documents.

  Affordable Care Act Resources
Confused about the ACA? The online resources listed on our e-resources page, under Health Questions, Affordable Care Act, may give you the answers you need.

  Library Board of Trustee Meeting
Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:00 P.M.
The Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Library at 8:00 P.M.  Board meetings are in an open forum to the public and we encourage the public to attend.  The Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday evening of every month.  For more information about the Library Board of Trustees, click here.
Click here to view or print a schedule for 2014 meeting dates.

  Business Card Exchange
The library is pleased to announce its latest service – a business card exchange.  Open to businesspeople, professionals, entrepreneurs, artisans, blue collar, white collar, the unemployed or underemployed, participants must be a resident of or do business in Butler. The business card exchange is located in the library Lobby by the book sale cart.
Participants' cards must be in an appropriate business card holder. For guidelines concerning the Exchange, click here.

  For Children
The Library added a second children’s computer, complete with headphones!  Loaded on it are: Blue’s Clues ABC, Blue’s Clues Preschool, Thomas & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Elmo’s Art Workshop, JumpStart Animal Adventures; Reader Rabbit – Calendar, Reader Rabbit – Math, Reader Rabbit – Music, Reader Rabbit – Wordville Station, Reader Rabbit – Road to Imagination, Clifford Learning Activities, Science Explorer, and World Explorer 2.0.

  Butler Public Library Has a Nook
The library now has a preloaded Nook available for circulation!  Click Nook Titles for the list of available
titles on the Nook.
 
  Directions for Online Library Use of a Nook using http://digitallibrarynj.com
Click here
for complete directions.
Directions for Online Library Use of a Kindle
using  http://digitallibrarynj.com
Click here for complete directions

  See our E-Resources page for a link for Passport renewals and applications under U.S. Government or Renew your Passport Online:  Click here.

  Volunteer Opportunities at the Butler Library: See our Library Director if you would like to help us out.
Call 973-838-3262.
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. Help with special projects for Children's Librarian (Cutting, gluing, tracing)
2. Teach a class to adults or teens
3. National Honor Society volunteer hours
4. Community Service hours
5. Summer Reading Program Volunteer (Teens) Download application form here.
6. Eagle Scout Projects for Boy Scouts
7. Gold Award Projects for Girl Scouts
8. Folding Children's Brochures
9. And more...!

  Proctoring Available
Are you a distance learner?  The Butler Public Library is available to proctor your midterms and finals.  Proctoring takes place during normal library hours; call or stop by the library to arrange.

  Need a Book Recommendation? Or Keep Track of What You Read?
Sign up at www.goodreads.com for book recommendations based on your ratings of other books you have read.  Keep track of all the books you have read, are reading and want to read.  Write book reviews and read other members book reviews to find out what to read next.  Goodreads is free so sign up today and start reading!

  Audiobooks & eBooks  
  Click www.DigitalLibraryNJ.com to download and listen to free audiobooks and eBooks from home.  All you need is your Library card number and your PIN number to login to www.DigitalLibraryNJ.com and check out these free downloadable audiobooks & eBooks.
   
 
Butler Public Library
1 Ace Road
Butler, New Jersey 07405
973-838-3262
Fax service available.