All Santa Rosa County Libraries will be closed on Mon., Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.
All libraries will close at noon on Fri., Sep. 16 for quarterly staff development.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Visit your library to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Join the festivities by getting your own library card today.
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 Sep. 12 – Dec. 2, with a break during Thanksgiving week:
• 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 program lasts 20 minutes.
Toddler Time requires registration; space is limited. It is not a drop-in program. Details are available at the libraries. You may call the Youth Services Coordinator, Angela Evans, at 850-981-4066 if you have any questions.
Toddler Time will be presented during the following times Sep. 12 – Dec. 2, with a break during Thanksgiving week:
• 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
• 1 – 1:20 p.m. on Thursdays at the Jay Library
labARTory - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sep. 1, 4 - 6 p.m.
Visit the Navarre Library on the first Thursday each month from 4-6 p.m. for an open art studio. Draw, paint, make jewelry, and more. Choose your own project and experiment with different mediums. All art materials are provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. This is a drop-in program and is open to all ages; children should be accompanied by an adult.
STEAM Makerspace – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sep. 2, 9, 23, & 30, 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.
Coffee Talk - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sep. 9, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Coffee Talk, a non-fiction book club, meets at noon on the second Friday of every other month beginning in January for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. Enjoy the lively discussions and friendly atmosphere. Space is limited; registration is required.
Friends of the Navarre Library Book Sale – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sep. 10, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The FONL will host a book sale on Sat., Sep. 10, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shop for bargain books of all types and subjects, for all ages. Visit the Friends’ website at www.facebook.com/NFONL 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.
Classic Movie Tuesdays – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sep. 13, 4 p.m.
Visit the Navarre Library on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for classic movies. All movies will begin at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. This month’s movie is Vertigo (rated TV-PG).
The Inklings – Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Sep. 13, 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.
STEAM Day– Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Sep. 15, 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.
STEAMaker - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sep. 15, 4 - 5 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, and other tech are invited to join our STEAMaker tech club. Beginners through expert level welcome! Sign up is required.
AniManga Club – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Sep. 15, 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.
Homeschool Hangout – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Sep. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come to the Jay Library to meet other local homeschool parents and children to exchange ideas, participate in a fun activity, and discover how your library can support your children's educational journey. Space is limited. Registration is required. Speak with a staff member for details.
Friends of the Pace Library Book Sale – Woodbine Baptist Church - 4912 Woodbine Rd.
Sep. 16, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sep. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The FOPL will host a book sale at Woodbine Baptist Church on Fri., Sep. 16 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat., Sep. 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shop for bargain books of all types and subjects, for all ages.
Yard Renovation with the UF/IFAS Extension Office
Presented by Joshua Criss, UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension Agent – Horticulture, this course is designed for homeowners who may need to renovate their lawns. Topics include when to renovate, soil issues, and maintenance practices for a healthy lawn.
· Sep. 20, 2 - 3 p.m. at the Jay Library
· Sep. 21, 12 – 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library
Family Movie Tuesdays – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Sep. 27, 4 p.m.
Visit the Navarre Library on the 4th Tuesday of the month for family movie night. All movies will begin at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library. This month’s movie is Encanto (rated PG).
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).
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