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; 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 take a tour of the library.
Storytime will be presented during the following times through Dec. 6:
- 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 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. Call Youth Services Coordinator Angela Evans at 981-4066 for more information.
Toddler Time will be presented during the following times through Oct. 23:
• 11 – 11:20 a.m. on Mondays at the Pace Library
• 11– 11:20 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze, Milton and Navarre Libraries
Refreshing Reads Book Club – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Oct. 1, 3 p.m.
Enjoy an uplifting book club where one can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing. Speak with a staff member to sign up. This month's selection is "The Forgotten Road" by Richard Paul Evans.
The Illustriates Graphic Novel Book Club – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 2, 4 p.m.
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. This month's selection is “The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman. Speak with a staff member to sign up.
Book Chat – Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Oct. 2, 4 p.m.
Join the conversation at the Pace Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. This month's selection is "The Testament of Harold's Wife," by Lynne Hugo. Registration is required.
STEAM Makerspace - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 5 and 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Oct. 7, 21 and 28, 2 - 5 p.m.
Those interested in drafting, robotics, Arduino, knitting, painting or any kind of hobby have place to meet in the library meeting room. Sign up is required.
Reading with Gabby– Pace Library – 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Oct. 5, 10 a.m.
Visit the library to read with Gabby the therapy dog! Space is limited; registration is required.
The Inklings– Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 8, 5 p.m.
Sixth through 10th graders are invited to share 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 “Cirque du Freak" by Darren Shan. Speak with a staff member to register.
Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director’s Meeting – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 8, 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.
FOML Fall Book Sale - Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Friends of the Milton Library will hold their Fall Book Sale on Fri., Oct. 11 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Sat., Oct. 12 between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. A variety of books will be available.
Page Turners - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 11, 1 p.m.
This fiction book club meets at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of every other month for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. This month's selection is “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. Registration is required.
For the Win! Games Day - Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 12, 9 a.m.
Bring games from home or play those provided by the library. There will also be an on-going Dungeons and Dragons campaign. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome.
Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 14, 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.
Star Wars Reads Day – All Libraries
Oct. 14, 1 p.m.
The force is strong at the library. While taking a break from school, enjoy the Star Wars themed displays and activities. Wear a Star Wars-themed costume. See a staff member for more information.
Crotchet Class - Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to crotchet. Visit the Jay Library to sign up and get a supply list. Supplies should cost less than $5.
Game Night – Jay Library - 5259 Booker Ln.
Oct. 15, 3 p.m.
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.
Oct. 15, 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.
Tech & Art Club – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 16, 4 p.m.
Tweens and teens ages 10-17 who are interested in robotics, coding, and art are invited to a new Tech & Art Club. Explore art using technology and various mediums. Beginners through expert level welcome. Sign up is required.
Third Thursdays with Your County Master Gardener – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 17, 11 a.m.
The county master gardeners will present a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for gardening life. This month’s topic, “Citrus for the Homeowner,” will be presented by Mary Salinas.
Artists & Authors Event – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Local authors and artisans will be staged throughout the library sharing their talents, signing books and discussing their works. Some of the participants will have items available for purchase.
Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension – Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 18, 1 p.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents “Backyard Fruit Trees for the Home Gardener” by Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County commercial horticulture agent, at the Gulf Breeze Library.
Family Movie Mondays – Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 21, 3:30 p.m.
Family movies will be shown the third Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. This month’s movie is “Harriet the Spy” (rated PG). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Navarre Library.
Tween/Teen Tech Club – Gulf Breeze Library – 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 22, 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 a robotics and tech club. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. Beginners through expert level welcome.
Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library - 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 22, 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 “Fake Blood” by Whitney Gardner. Visit the library to register.
Reading Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library - 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
Book club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. Suggest books to read – fiction and non-fiction titles are welcome.
Meet! Play! Learn! – Navarre Library – 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
Meet! Play! Learn! is an early literacy program for babies from birth to 36 months and their caregivers. Meet other parents, engage in social play time with puzzles, counting, building blocks, stories, Tumble Books, and other STEM activities. Speak with a staff member for more information.
Fright Night Movie – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 29, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Visit the Milton Library for a Fright Night Movie. Watch “The Meg” (rated PG-13) and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Milton Library.
Bibliobabblers Teen Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library - 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Oct. 29, 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 we will be reading various Sherlock Holmes stories and discussing Arthur Conan Doyle.
Fall Into Fun – All Libraries
Oct. 30, 3 p.m.
Fall into Fun at the library! Enjoy snacks, activities, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Speak with a staff member for more information.
Spooky STEAM – Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St.
Oct. 30, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Visit the Milton Library for a Spooky STEAM event. Assemble Lego hidden sides sets or create a variety of crafts including a pipe cleaner monster, a spooky Playdoh creature, a pumpkin patch marble maze, and mosaic pumpkin art. Speak with a staff member for more information.
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).