MILTON  — These library events are scheduled throughout Santa Rosa County. Check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.

Library locations:

Milton — 5541 Alabama St. Pace — 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Jay — 5259 Booker Lane Gulf Breeze — 1060 Shoreline Drive Navarre — 8484 James M. Harvell Road

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holiday Closures

All libraries will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Reading Programs through July 13
Come to any of the five Santa Rosa County Libraries in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre and Pace for a fun program! Read for 15 minutes per day between June 1 and July 13 for great prizes. You may register online or at your library. Pick up a reading calendar at your library or print one online from the program registration page. Bring your completed reading calendar to your library's last program or through July 31 to claim your prizes!
 
Programs for students who were in kindergarten through the 5th grades during the last school year will begin on June 4 and be held:

1 p.m. on Mondays at the Navarre Library 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Jay Library 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pace Library 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library

All activities are free and open to the public. Registration for programs is not required.
Presenters in the weekly library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library, the Friends of the Milton Library, the Friends of the Navarre Library, and the Friends of the Pace Library.

UPCOMING

Summer Safety: 9:30 a.m. June 4 at Pace Library, Santa Rosa County Extension Agent, Chris Verlinde, will discuss summer safety, both in and out of the water, as well as creatures of the sea. Play an educational game and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pace Library. This program is free and is intended for youth in kindergarten to 5th grade.

Meet the Authors: 9 a.m. to noon June 9, local authors Lori and Brendan O'Gara will visit the Pace Library. They will have copies of their books available for purchase and signing.

A Date with Dough - 4 to 5 p.m. June 29 at Pace Library; Join us for a date with play dough. Children ages 4 - 8 can create a fun dough figure and interact with them in a virtual world. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Pace Library. Space is limited. See a staff member to register.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: These programs are presented for preschool children ages 3 through 5 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.

Storytime will be presented during the following times through  July 13:

11-11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library 11-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre Library 11-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Milton Library 11-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Gulf Breeze Library 11-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Pace Library

First-timer? Visit the library to meet the storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore the children's area, and receive a tour of the library.

Check the library website for additional details at www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.

Summer Reading Programs through July 13

Libraries Rock!Come to any of the five Santa Rosa County Libraries in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre and Pace for a fun program! Read for 15 minutes per day between June 1 and July 13 for great prizes. Register online or at your library. Pick up a reading calendar at your library or print one online from the program registration page. Bring your completed reading calendar to your library's last program or through July 31 to claim your prizes!
 
Programs for students who were in kindergarten through the 5th grades during the last school year will began June 4 and are held:

1 p.m. on Mondays at the Navarre Library 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Jay Library 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pace Library 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library

All activities are free and open to the public. Registration for programs is not required.
Presenters in the weekly library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library, the Friends of the Milton Library, the Friends of the Navarre Library, and the Friends of the Pace Library. Please check the library website for additional details..

RECURRING 

FRIENDS OF THE NAVARRE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: 10 a.m. second Mondays of each month at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road, Navarre.

REFRESHING READS BOOK CLUB: 3 p.m. first Tuesdays at the Jay Library, 5259 Booker Lane. See a staff person to sign up. This month's selection is "The Heart Minder" by Andy Andrews.

THE INKLINGS: 5 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month at the Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St. Students in sixth through 10th grade may discuss the book of the month. Speak with a library staff member to sign up. This month's selection is "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio.

FRIENDS OF THE GULF BREEZE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Details: www.facebook.com/friendsofgblibrary

FRIENDS OF THE PACE LIBRARY BOARD MEETING: 5:30 p.m.second Tuesdays of every other month at the Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Details: www.friendsofpacelibrary.org.

ANIMANGA CLUB: 4 p.m. third Tuesdays of each month, Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Bring your art; discuss techniques of drawing, cartooning, anime and manga, as well as your favorite titles and artists in those genres. Open to sixth- through eighth-graders. Join us on July 17 for a special two hour meeting as we watch Miguel journey to the Land of the Dead. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library.

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m. July 25 at the Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St. The Graphic Novel Book Club will meet at a special time this month. We will be watching "A Wrinkle in Time" (rated PG) based on Madeleine L'Engle's book. If you did not read the graphic novel with us last year, copies will be available; there will not be discussion time this month, since this is a tie-in with the summer movies program.

BIBLIOBABBLERS TEEN BOOK CLUB: 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every other month in the Gulf Breeze Library’s meeting room, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Ninth- through 12th-graders who are 14 to 18 years old can discuss the read-of-the-month with friends. This month's book is "The Glass Sentence" by S.E. Grove.

BOOK CHAT: 4 p.m. first Wednesdays at the Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. Read a book and then join the conversation. Registration is required. This month's selection is "Crimes of the Father" by Thomas Keneally.

THE ILLUSTRIATES GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: 3 p.m. July 3 at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. The club will meet on a special day and time this month due to the Independence Day holiday. Join us on July 3 at 3 p.m. as we discuss "Wires and Nerve" by Marissa Meyer. We will also watch "Spirited Away" (rated PG). Please speak with a staff member to sign up.

COFFEE TALK BOOK CLUB: 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. Call the library, 981-7323, to sign up. This month the book club is discussing "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" by Brad Ricca.

NAVARRE AUTHORS CLUB: 4 p.m., third Wednesday of every month at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. Join other local authors; topics of discussion will include everything from the writing process to how a new author can be published.

PAGE TURNERS: 10:30 a.m. second Fridays of every other month at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. There is a limit of 20 participants, so call 981-7323 or visit the library to sign up. This month's selection is "Origin" by Dan Brown.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road.

UF-IFAS EXTENSION: 10 a.m. every third Friday at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences presents a monthly series on a variety of topics including agriculture, the environment, sustainable living, disaster preparation and recovery, 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, and lawn and garden problems. The next series will be "Wildlife in Your Landscape" by John Atkins.

FICTION FANATICS BOOK CLUB: 4 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month (except May and November) at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. Registration required; speak to a staff member to reserve a copy of the selected book. This month's selection is "Look for Me" by Lisa Gardner.

RED SHOE BOOK CLUB: 8:30 a.m.; The club meets the third Monday of each month at the Navarre Library. The club will discuss First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Each person reads their own selected book and/or gathers information from the internet for the discussion.

The club will meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bistro 98 in Gulf Breeze before the 10 a.m. meeting. Bistro 98 is on Highway 98 just west of Highway 399.

In order to provide sufficient seating for breakfast, RSVP to Dianne Palio by April 15 at 602-4890 or sdpalio@aol.com.

THIRD THURSDAYS WITH YOUR COUNTY MASTER GARDENER: 11 a.m. July 19 at Navarre Library, 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, "Roadside Wildflowers," will be presented by Suzanne Spencer.

THIRD FRIDAYS WITH UF/IFAS EXTENSION: 1 p.m. July 20 at Gulf Breeze Library, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents "Become a 4-H Volunteer" by Prudence Caskey, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County 4-H agent, at the Gulf Breeze Library.

FAMILY MOVIE MONDAYS: 3 p.m. July 16 at Navarre Library, family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3 p.m. This month, we'll watch the continuing adventures of Paddington and the Brown family (rated PG). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.

ROBOTICS FOR KIDS: 4 p.m. July 17 at Pace Library, kids ages 6 - 11 are invited to play with and learn very basic coding to make a robot move, spin and dance. Space is limited; speak with a staff member to sign up.

CODING ROBOTICS FOR KIDS—THE MOVING ROBOTS: 5:30 p.m. July 18 at Gulf Breeze Library, kids ages 6 - 11 are invited to play with and learn very basic coding to make a robot move, spin and dance. Space is limited; see a staff member to register. Preference will be given to those who attended the "Robotics for Kids" program that was held in May, as this program builds off the concepts learned during that session.

ROBOTICS AND TECH FOR TWEENS AND TEENS: 4 p.m. July 31 at Gulf Breeze Library, 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 an information session concerning forming a robotics and tech club. Come and be a founding member of a great new club. Beginners through expert level welcome.

STEM CAMP: 3 p.m. July 24 and 31 at Pace Library, STEM camp is for youth in grades K - 5. Listen to stories and music to gain inspiration to build and craft at the library. All supplies are provided. Registration is required; visit the library to register or to obtain additional information.

READ WITH A RANGER: 1 p.m. July 18 and 25 at Milton Library, the Blackwater Heritage State Trail presents their "Read with a Ranger" series. Topics covered include recycling on July 18 and Junior Ranger on July 25. Speak with a staff member for more information.
 
SUMMER MOVIES: 4 p.m. July 18 and 25 at Milton Library, join us on July 18 as we watch Miguel journey to the Land of the Dead. On July 25, we will watch "A Wrinkle in Time" based on Madeleine L'Engle's book. Both movies are rated PG. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.

HARRY POTTER PROGRAM: 2 p.m. July 31 at Navarre Library, join us as we celebrate all things Harry Potter! Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy Harry Potter themed crafts and games. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.