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
June is Audiobook Appreciation Month - All Libraries
Celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month by checking out a variety of audiobooks from any Santa Rosa County Library in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. The libraries offer books on CD, Playaways and eAudiobooks that you can download from rbDigital. There are hundreds of titles from which to choose.
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:
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.
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 June 4 to 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.
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 Remedy for Love" by Bill Roorbach.
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 "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman. This month's selection is "Wonder Woman: Warbringer" by Leigh Bardugo.
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.
GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB: 5 p.m. third Tuesdays at the Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests and discuss the world of the graphic novel. Visit the library to register. This month's selection is "The Astonishing Ant-Man" Vol. 1 by Nick Spencer.
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 "This Mortal Coil" by Emily Suvada.
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: 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. Sixth- through 12th-graders can join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts to discuss the book of the month. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. Speak with a staff member to sign up. This month's selection is "Anya's Ghost" by Vera Brosgol.
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.
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 "Uncommon Type" by Tom Hanks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD THURSDAYS WITH YOUR COUNTY MASTER GARDENER: 11 a.m. April 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, "Plant Propagation," will be presented by Louise Biernesser.