September Events at Your Santa Rosa County Library
All libraries will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day.
Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you don't have a library card, now is a great time to come in and sign up. You'll enjoy all the benefits and fun of using our wonderful library system!
Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages three through five and include stories, finger plays and action rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library during storytime; however, they cannot accompany children into the programs. Programs start promptly at the assigned times; latecomers are not admitted.
First timer? Visit the library to meet the storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore the children's area, and enjoy a tour of the library.
Storytime will be presented during the following times Sept. 17 through Dec. 7:
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre & Milton Libraries
- 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Gulf Breeze & Pace Libraries
Check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.
Toddler Time is a program for children ages 18 to 36 months who attend with a caregiver. One child and one adult register together for songs, stories, rhymes, and other fun activities. This 20-minute program lasts six weeks. Toddler Time requires registration; space is limited. It is not a drop-in program. Details are available at the participating libraries. You may call the Youth Services Coordinator Angela Evans at 981-4066 if you have any questions.
Toddler Time will be presented during the following times Sept. 17 through Oct. 26:
- 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton, Navarre, & Pace Libraries
- 10 – 10:20 a.m. on Fridays at the Gulf Breeze Library
Reading with Gabby – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Sept. 1, 10 a.m.
Visit the library to read with Gabby the therapy dog! Space is limited; registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Refreshing Reads Book Club – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Sept. 4, 3 p.m.
Enjoy an uplifting book club where one can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing. Refreshing Reads meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Jay Library. See a staff person to sign up. This month's selection is “If I Run” by Terri Blackstock.
Reading with Summit – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Sept. 4 & 18, 4 p.m.
Visit the library to read with Summit - the K-9 Literacy Dog! Space is limited; registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
The Illustriates Graphic Novel Book Club – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
Sixth through 12th graders can join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Navarre Library on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “El Deafo” by Cece Bell. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Book Chat – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
One of the next best things to reading a good book is chatting about it. Join the conversation at the Pace Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. This month's selection is “In the Midst of Winter” by Isabel Allende. Registration is required.
Friends of the Pace Library Fall Book Sale - 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Sept. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sept. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The FOPL are hosting a book sale inside the Pace Library. A variety of books will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Support your local Friends group. Visit the FOPL website at www.friendsofpacelibrary.org for additional information.
Twenty Questions for Grandparents & Grandchildren – Genealogy Library – 6275 Dogwood Dr. in Milton
Sept. 8, 10 a.m.
In honor of Grandparents Day, visit the genealogy library for Twenty Questions for Grandparents & Grandchildren. The questions will help you and your grandchildren begin a family tree together. Sessions are being offered at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 10, 10 a.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Navarre Library. Visit the Friends’ website at www.facebook.com/NFONL for more information.
Coffee Talk Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 11, 12 p.m.
The non-fiction book club meets on the second Tuesday of every other month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. This month the book club is discussing “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Registration is required.
The Inklings – Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Sept. 11, 5 p.m.
Sixth through 10th graders are invited to share their ideas about the book of the month. The Inklings Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Milton Library. This month’s selection is “Omega City” by Diana Peterfreund. Speak with a staff member to register.
Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director’s Meeting – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. Visit the Friends’ website at www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary for more information.
Curiosity Day – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Sept. 15, 10 a.m.
The Pace Library invites you to join them for Curiosity Day in honor of Curious George. There will be stories and fun activities for kids in grades K-2.
Family Movie Mondays – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 17, 3 p.m.
Family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3 p.m. Join us this month as we watch the adventures of Babe and his barnyard pals (rated G). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
Game Night – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Sept. 18, 3 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. All ages and game groups are welcome.
AniManga Club – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 18, 4 p.m.
Visit the Gulf Breeze Library on the third Tuesday of each month to learn and share graphic art skills in a fun environment. The AniManga Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of animation, cartooning, and related arts. The club is open to youth ages 11 – 17.
Navarre Authors Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 19, 4 p.m.
Join other local authors at the Navarre Library on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Topics of discussion will include everything from the writing process to how a new author can get published.
Third Thursdays with Your County Master Gardener – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 20, 11 a.m.
The county master gardeners will present a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for your gardening life. This month’s topic, “Backyard Chickens,” will be presented by Jenny Weber.
Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 21, 1 p.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents “Backyard Chickens” by Prudence Caskey, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County 4-H Agent, at the Gulf Breeze Library.
Butterflies – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Sept. 22, 10 a.m.
The Azalea Garden Club of Pace will present this program for youth in kindergarten – 8th grade. Learn the basics about butterflies in your yard, migration, and how to grow a milkweed plant, a monarch’s favorite food. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited; visit the Pace Library to register.
Robotics and Tech for Tweens & Teens – Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 25, 4 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, Arduino, virtual reality, and all things tech-related are invited to join us for a robotics and tech club. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month. Beginners through expert level welcome!
Bibliobabblers Teen Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 25, 6 p.m.
Ninth through 12th graders who are 14-18 years old can discuss the read-of-the-month with friends at the Gulf Breeze Library. Bibliobabblers meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. This month’s book is “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi.
Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Sept. 25, 5 p.m.
Join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the fourth Tuesday each month to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is “A Land Remembered” by Andre R. Frattino. Visit the library to register.
Fiction Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Join the Fiction Fanatics for stimulating conversations about popular works of fiction, at 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month (except May and November). This month's selection is “To Be Where You Are” by Jan Karon. Speak to a staff member to reserve a copy.
The Robots Open House – Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sept. 29, 10 a.m.
Families are invited to join us from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for an interactive robotics open house. Complete challenges at each robot station. This event is open to all ages and registration is not required. At noon, join us for the movie “Ready Player One” based on the novel by Ernest Cline (rated PG-13). Popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library.
The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Find additional information at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries or call (850) 981-7323 (READ).