Love Your Library Month
Love your Library Month is celebrated during February in libraries nationwide. This is a great time to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities and the nation. Visit your local library to let us know what you love about your library.
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. Space is limited.
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 through Mar. 4:
• 10:30 - 11 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Milton Library
• 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre Library
• 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Jay Library
• 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Pace Library
• 11 – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Gulf Breeze Library
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 6 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 through Mar. 4:
• 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Pace Library
• 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library
• 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library
• 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Thursdays at the Navarre Library
Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be assisting with taxes at three Santa Rosa County libraries beginning February 1. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, providing service to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Appointments are required. Please check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries
The Illustriates Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Feb. 2, 4 - 5 p.m.
Teens and tweens can join fellow book enthusiasts on the first Wednesday each month to discuss the book of the month. A variety of genres including novels and graphic novels will be read.
Game Night – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Feb. 3 & 15, 2 - 7 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. All ages and game groups are welcome.
STEAM Makerspace – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you into drafting, robotics, Arduino, knitting, painting, or any kind of hobby and would like a place to meet with others? The library meeting room will be available at this time for you to do so. Sign up is required; see staff at front desk.
The Inklings– Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Feb. 8, 4 - 5 p.m.
Sixth through 10th graders are invited to read either the novel or graphic novel version of the book of the month and meet to share their ideas about it. The Inklings meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Milton Library. Registration is required.
The Club for Not Nearly Nice Books – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Feb. 10, 6 p.m.
The Club for Not Nearly Nice Books (CN3B) is a book club for adults who enjoy horror, fantasy, and science fiction. The CN3B meets the 2nd Thursday each month beginning in February. Registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Page Turners - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Feb. 11, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
This fiction book club meets at 12 p.m. on the second Friday of every other month beginning in February for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. Get ready for great reading adventures. Space is limited; registration is required.
Friends of the Navarre Library Book Sale – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Feb. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The FONL will host a book sale on Sat., Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shop for bargain books of all types and subjects, for all ages. Visit the Friends’ Facebook page for more information.
For the Win! Games Day– Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Enjoy playing tabletop or board games? Join us for game day at the Milton Library on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.
STEAM Day– Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Feb. 17, 4 – 6 p.m.
Visit the Milton Library for a monthly STEAM Day! Each month will feature a different theme. Speak with a staff member for more information.
Tech & Art Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Feb. 17, 4 - 5 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, and art are invited to join our Tech & Art Club. We will explore art using technology and various mediums. Beginners through expert level welcome! Sign up is required.
AniManga Club – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Feb. 17, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Visit the library on the third Thursday 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, and registration is required.
Reading Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Feb. 19, 1 - 2 p.m.
Book club meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library. Come tell us what you’d like to read – fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome.
The Other Book Club – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
The Other Book Club (OBC) is a book club for adults who enjoy the other genres not covered by the CN3B, including mystery, thriller, and historical. The OBC meets the 4th Tuesday each month beginning in February. Registration is required. Speak with a staff member to sign up.